Early Childhood Credential Continuing Pathway Certificate Level III

(formerly Early Childhood Education Certificate)

Curriculum EDU.ECE.CERT (C320A)

The Early Childhood Credential Continuing Pathway Certificate is designed for students who are taking early childhood courses to attain a Gateway Level 3 Credential to meet ExceleRate/employer requirements. Each Level is designed for credential attainment and progression to the next level of credential, with attainment of the AAS as an end goal.

Daytime field experiences are requirements for all ECE classes, progressing from basic observation to a supervised observation/preparation class which precedes student teaching in the lab school at Triton College.

College and state medical assessments and background inquiry checks are required of all individuals working with young children.

All program electives may not transfer to four year colleges/universities.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ECE 110

Early Childhood Development

3

 

ECE 111

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

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MAT 116

Math for Elementary School Teachers I

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Two

#

ECE 118

Health, Nutrition and Safety

3

#

ECE 142

Students with Disabilities in School

3

#

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Three

#

ECE 138

Observation, Assessment, Curriculum and Guidance of Young Children

 

3.5

#

ECE 146

Child, Family & Community

2

 

 

 

5.5

 

 

Total credits required

29.5

Program electives (3):

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ECE 121

Language Development & Activities

3

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ECE 231

Science and Math for Children

3

#

ECE 233

Creative Activities for the Young Child

3

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for each ECE course in all ECE programs.

See ECE course descriptions.

Chairperson: Mary Ann Olson, Ext. 3978

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/EarlyChildhoodEducationCertificate.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.