2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2018  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - General Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the State Short Early Childhood Education - General Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. Introduction to Early Childhood Education


  • ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course sets the foundation for the determination of this career field.  This course is an overview of the early childhood education field. This course will help you determine if this field is where they desire to pursue their passion.

2. Health, Safety and Nutrition


  • ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition and Safety (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This class is an overview of the State and national guidelines and policies for health, safety, and nutrition in ECE. This class sets the foundation of teaching you about creating a safe and healthy learning environment for children. This course is also required to meet mandated report criteria for ECE.

3. Child Development


  • EDUC& 115 Child Development (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course will help you build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

4. Practicum: Focus on Relationships


5. Guiding Behavior


  • EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course helps you build an understanding and tool-set for effective child guidance and behavior management. It will also help you acquire effective interaction techniques with children in the classroom setting. Introduces teachers to being culturally sensitive to family practices.

Total Credits 20


Program Code: 41E


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