Early Childhood Education Certificates & Degrees

Associate in Science Degree Certificate of Achievement

Early Childhood Education   32  Units

An Associate in Science degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of “C” or better. A Certificate of Achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of “C” or better.

Required courses, with suggested sequence:

1st semester

3 units   ECHD 121                Child Growth and Development (DS1)

3 units   ECHD 123                Creative Activities (DS3)

3 units   ECHD 220                Child, Family and Community (DS2)

2nd semester

3 units   ECHD 109                Observation, Assessment & Child Guidance

3 units   ECHD 120                Introduction to Principles & Practices of Early Childhood Education

3 units   ECHD 124                 Curriculum Development (DS3)

3rd semester

3 units   ECHD 144                Teaching in a Diverse Society

3 units   ECHD 161                Violence and Its Impact on Children and Families: An Early Childhood Education Counseling Perspective

4th semester

3 units ECHD 133                Health, Nutrition and Safety (DS7)

5 units   ECHD 290                 Student Teaching/Practicum (DS3)

 

Associate in Science Degree

Certificate of Achievement

Early Childhood Education: Montessori Education Preschool Teacher                      28 Units

An Associate in Science degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of “C” or better. A Certificate of Achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of “C” or better.

Courses required for the major/certificate:

3 units   ECHD 121                 Child Growth and Development (DS1)

3 units   ECHD 125                Introduction to the Montessori Method and Curriculum: Philosophy and Practical Life

3 units   ECHD 126                Montessori Method and Curriculum: 
Sensorial, Art and Gross Motor

3 units   ECHD 127                 Montessori Method and Curriculum: 
Language, Geography, and Social Science

3 units   ECHD 128                Montessori Method: Arithmetic, Biological and Social Sciences (name change)

3 units   ECHD 128                 Montessori Method and Curriculum: 
Mathematics, Biological & Physical Sciences

1-4 units ECHD 139                Montessori Method: Student Teaching/
Practicum

3 units   ECHD 144                 Teaching in a Diverse Society

3 units   ECHD 220         The Child, Family and Community (DS2)

3 units   ECHD 222                Supervision and Management (DS6)

or
       ECHD 223                Administration and Management of Early Childhood Programs (DS6)

 

Certificate of Achievement

Early Childhood Education: Associate Teacher – Preschool 12 Units

A Certificate of Achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of “C” or better.

Course required for the certificate:

3 units   ECHD 120                Introduction to Principles & Practices of Early Childhood Education

3 units   ECHD 121                 Child Growth and Development (DS1)

3 units   ECHD 123                Creative Activities (DS3)

or            ECHD 124                 Curriculum Development (DS3)

3 units   ECHD 220         The Child, Family and Community (DS2)

 

Certificate of Achievement

Early Childhood Education: Associate Teacher School Age Children       12 Units

A Certificate of Achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of “C” or better.

Course required for the certificate:

3 units                ECHD 120                Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 units                ECHD 145                Development of the School Age Child

3 units                ECHD 146                School Age Curriculum

3 units                ECHD 220         The Child, Family and Community (DS2)

 

Certificate of Achievement

Early Childhood Education: Montessori Education – Introductory Level                      12 units

A Certificate of Achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of “C” or better.

Required courses, with suggested sequence:

Fall semester

3 units   ECHD 121                 Child Growth and Development (DS1)

3 units   ECHD 125                Introduction to Montessori Method and 
Curriculum: Philosophy and Practical Life

Spring semester

3 units   ECHD 220         The Child, Family and Community (DS2)

3 units   ECHD 126                Montessori Method and Curriculum:
 Senosorial, Music and Gross Motor

Certificate of Achievement

Early Childhood Education: ViolenceIntervention and Counseling 15 Units

A Certificate of Achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of “C” or better.

Course required for the certificate:

3 units   ECHD 121                Child Growth and Development (DS1)

3 units   ECHD 144                 Teaching in a Diverse Society

3 units   ECHD 161                Violence and its Impact on Children

3 units   ECHD 162                Violence Intervention and Counseling

3 units   ECHD 220         The Child, Family and Community (DS2)