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Early Childhood Education - Certificate

18 Credits
CERT2516/ CERT3521
Degree Description

The Early Childhood Education Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for work in a child care center or preschool as an aide or assistant early childhood teacher or in a family child care program. Students will learn about child growth and development, positive guidance, health and safety, cultural sensitivity, and an introduction to best practices for promoting learning for young children.


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2019-2020 school year. If you need to see this program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (6 Courses)

Choose the following courses
ECE 1205 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 Credits)
ECE 1210 Child Growth and Development (3 Credits)
ECE 1220 Health, Safety & Nutrition (3 Credits)
ECE 1230 Behavior Guidance (3 Credits)
ECE 1240 Diverse Children and Family Relations (3 Credits)
ECE 1270 Creative Activities and Environments (3 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.