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This certificate is for students interested in increasing their skills in working with children in child care and preschool programs. Individuals are prepared to work as technicians in public education classrooms and as teacher aides in private centers or Head Start.
Total Program Credits: 30
|Discipline Core Requirements:||28 Credits|
|Complete the following courses:*|
|PSY 1100||Human Development Life Span (C grade or higher)**||3|
|EDEC 1640||Childrens Music and Movement||2|
|EDEC 2300||Including Young Diverse Learners***||2|
|or||EDSP 340G||Exceptional Students (2.0)|
|EDEC 2500||Child Development Birth to Eight Years***||3|
|EDEC 2600||Introduction to Early Childhood Education****||2|
|EDEC 2610||Child Guidance||3|
|EDEC 2620||Early Childhood Curriculum||3|
|EDEC 2630||Literacy and Literature for Early Childhood||3|
|EDEC 2700||Early Childhood Practicum||3|
|EDEC 2720||Early Childhood Assessment||2|
|EDEL 2200||Computer Technology in Education||2|
|Elective Requirements:||2 Credits|
|*ACT 21+ or ENGH 1005 or ENGL 1010 with a C- grade or higher except for PSY 1100, EDEC 1640, and EDEL 2200|
|**This course must be taken before EDEC 2300 and EDEC 2500|
|***PSY 1100 is a prerequisite for these courses|
|****Must receive a B- grade or higher in this course prior to enrolling in EDEC 2700 and EDEC 2720|
This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.
Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.
|Semester 1||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|PSY 1100||Human Development Life Span (*) (**)||3|
|EDEC 2300||Including Young Diverse Learners (*) (***)||2|
|EDEC 2500||Child Development Birth to Eight Years (*) (***)||3|
|EDEC 2600||Introduction to Early Childhood Education (*) (****)||2|
|EDEC 2610||Child Guidance(*)||3|
|Semester 2||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|EDEC 1640||Children's Music and Movement (*)||2|
|EDEC 2620||Early Childhood Curriculum (*)||3|
|EDEC 2630||Literacy and Literature for Early Childhood (*)||3|
|EDEC 2700||Early Childhood Practicum (*)||3|
|EDEC 2720||Early Childhood Assessment (*)||2|
|EDEL 2200||Computer Technology in Education (*)||2|
*ACT 21+ or ENGH 1005 or ENGL 1010 with a C- grade or higher except for PSY 1100, EDEC 1640, and EDEL 2200.
**This course must be taken before EDEC 2300 and EDEC 2500
***PSY 1100 is a prerequisite for these courses
****Must receive a B- grade or higher in this course prior to enrolling in EDEC 2700 and EDEC 2720
The Elementary Education department is in the School of Education. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Elementary Education department, visit their website.