Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: Guam Community College 2017-2018 Catalog Program: Early Childhood Education Certificate Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Program Mission

The Early Childhood Education Program’s mission is to prepare individuals to be professional educators for young children, demonstrate positive attitudes toward all children and their families, obtain the skills to plan and implement a program that is safe, educational, and healthy.

Program Description

Early childhood educators and caregivers work in Head Start programs, childcare centers, family home care programs, elementary schools, social services programs, and health care services. These professionals plan and implement appropriate experiences for young children in areas such as language, health, movement, creativity, thinking, problem solving, self-concept and social behavior. They also supervise children’s activities, care for their needs, keep records of their progress, and confer with parents and other professionals.
The Certificate in Early Childhood Education is closely aligned with national standards and meets Head Start requirements for classroom personnel. Only technical requirement courses that have a grade of “C” or better will be counted towards the Certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Early Childhood Education program, students will be able to:

1. Advocate appropriate practices for children, model professionalism, and demonstrate ethical conduct based on guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
2. Effectively and respectfully communicate with students, staff and families including those from diverse backgrounds and special populations.
3. Implement various developmentally and age-appropriate teaching, assessment and guidance strategies needed to effectively work with young children from birth to age eight.

A. General Education Requirements

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EN 100R - Fundamentals of English/Reading (3) +
EN 100W - Fundamentals of English/Writing (3) +

-or test out of the English placement test

MA 095 - Pre-College Mathematics (4) +

-or test out of this course in the math placement test

Total General Education Requirements - 0

Note to students: The credits in parenthesis above count only for billing purposes and student semester load. They do not count toward credits needed for any degree or certificate.

B. Technical Requirements

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CD 110 - Early Childhood Education Orientation (3) OR
ED 150 - Introduction to Teaching (3)
CD 140 - Nutrition and Physical Health (3)
CD 180 - Language Arts in Early Childhood (3)
CD 221 - Child Growth & Development (3) OR
ED 220 - Human Growth & Development (3)
ED 231 - Introduction to Exceptional Children (3)
CD 260 - Social & Emotional Development (3)
CD 240 - Cognitive & Creative Development in Early Childhood (3)
CD 292 - Early Childhood Education Practicum (3)

Total Technical Requirements - 24

C. Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Any post-secondary course not required above (excluding developmental courses).

Total Related General Education & Technical Requirements - 6

Total Credits Required - 30

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