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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Diploma

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The Early Childhood Education diploma gives the student the opportunity to experience the basic courses in theory in a classroom setting along with one practicum experience. Additionally, all courses with EDU prefixes are used evaluate the educational level of each child care provider by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. Earning the ECE diploma will enable the student to be rated at five out of seven education points by the NC Star Rated License program and makes the student more employable.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful the Early Childhood Education diploma, graduate should be able to:

  • Promote child development and learning
  • Build family and community relationships
  • Use developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families
  • Become a professional by practicing professionalism and ethical conduct

Total Credits: 16

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 13-16

Fall Semester II

Total Credits: 6-9

Total credit hours required for diploma: 38


1. Early Childhood Electives

Take required elective course in either Spring I or Fall II depending on when course is offered.

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