State Early Childhood Education Certificate (Statewide) (CP)

Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information. 

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
Select one from the following:3-5
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS (5 credits/units)
ADVANCED ENGLISH COMPOSITION (3 credits/units)
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING (5 credits/units)
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (5 credits/units)
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (5 credits/units)
TECHNICAL WRITING (5 credits/units)
Subtotal3-5
Computational Skills
Course Options5
Subtotal5
Human Relations
EDUC&150CHILD/FAMILY/COMMUNITY3
Subtotal3
Major Area Requirements
ECED&105INTRO EARLY CHILD ED5
ECED&107HEALTH/NUTRITION/SAFETY5
ECED&120PRACTICUM-NURTURING REL2
ECED&160CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT5
ECED&170ENVIRONMENTS-YOUNG CHILD3
ECED&180LANG/LITERACY DEVELOP3
ECED&190OBSERVATION/ASSESSMENT3
EDUC&115CHILD DEVELOPMENT5
Select one from the following:3
GUIDING BEHAVIOR (3 credits/units)
SCHOOL AGE CARE (3 credits/units)
INFANTS/TODDLERS CARE (3 credits/units)
FAMILY CHILD CARE (3 credits/units)
ADMIN EARLY LRNG PROG (3 credits/units)
Total Credits/Units45-47

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Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Power, privilege and inequity: Students will analyze and evaluate their awareness of equity pedagogy and create strategies for implementing cultural competence in their work with children and their families.
  • Promoting child development and learning: Students will apply developmental knowledge to create learning environments and meaningful activities.
  • Teaching and learning: Students will apply developmentally appropriate practices when implementing meaningful curriculum in the classroom.