2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

State Initial Early Childhood Education Certificate 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 Initial Early Childhood Education Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. Introduction to Early Childhood Education

  • 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

  • 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. Practicum: Focus on Relationships

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

Total Credits 12

Program Code: 40E

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