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Early Childhood Education Certificate

childhood eduThis certificate will prepare the student to work directly in the early childhood care and education environment. The courses in the certificate meet NH Child Care Licensing Requirements as well as provide knowledge in the Core knowledge areas required by NHDHHS, Child Care Bureau Credential. The course curiculum follows the standards of the National Association of the Education of the Young Child Degree Standsrds for Preparing Early Childhood Professionals.

Upon completion of the ECE certificate, students may enter NH Child Care and Early Childhood Education programs as lead teachers, associate level teacher, or assistant level teacher.

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ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
LEXN101 First Year Experience 1 0 1
EDUN101 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 0 3
EDUN102 Growth and Development of the Young Child 3 0 3
EDUN103 Safe and Healthy Programs in Early Childhood Education 3 0 3
EDUN104 Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education 3 0 3
EDUN190 Early Childhood Education Practicum I 1 8 3
EDUN230 The ECE Profession and Professional Portfolio 1 0 1
EDUN200 Dev. App. Programs for Infants and Toddlers * OR 3 0 3
EDUN105 Children with Special Needs and Their Families * OR 3 0 3
EDUN204 Guidance and Classroom Management * 3 0 3

Total 24 Credits

Meets requirements for State of New Hampshire credential of Associate Level 4 Teacher.
*  Students are advised to meet with their advisor and choose appropriate courses depending on their goals and work requirements.