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Early Childhood Education Certificate

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The Early Childhood Education certificate introduces the student to the field of ECE through five classes of basic content and theory. Upon successful completion of EDU 119 the student earns the NC Child Care Credential and qualifies to be the lead teacher in a child care center. 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 this ECE certificate 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 certificate, graduate should be able to:

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

This degree can be completed in a traditional or completely online format.  For more information about eDegree programs, please visit the eDegree website.

Total Credits: 7

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 6

Fall Semester II

Total Credits: 3

Total Credit Hours required for certificate: 16

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