Early Learning Assistant Certificate of Specialization
The Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization prepares Early Learning Assistant graduates to support children and families by providing responsive care and quality education under the supervision of Early Childhood teachers in childcare, Head Start, Early Head Start, and public school programs. Completion of this certificate may allow a student to gain employment in the field and work part-time while continuing either the Early Childhood Education 32 credit hour certificate or AAS degree.
|Directed Electives (See Below)||3|
(select one lab* course and one assessment** coursed)
|Total Hours for Certificate of Specialization||16|
*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate of specialization in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.
>Articulation Credit from secondary programs or credit-by-credential with a current CDA.
**A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required Early Childhood Education courses (prefix "ECE") to earn an AAS or Certificate in Early or an Early Learning Assistant Certificate.
***Virtual course delivery is available for all "ECE" classes required in this degree program and for many other required classes. Talk to your program advisor to learn which courses are offered in the virtual delivery format.
^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).