2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 120

B-120 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
B–DegreePrograms
EarlyChildhoodEducator3
SKILLSCERTIFICATE
The skills certificate in early childhood educator 3
includes 21 credits in early childhood education.
The courses are also required for the early childhood
educationAA andAASdegrees.The certificate is one
of a series of four, stackable skills certificates available
in early childhood education. Studentsmay earn the
skills certificates as theyprogress toward anAA/AAS
degree in early childhood education, or as professional
development certifications fornon-degree seeking
students.
These coursesmaynot transfer to abaccalaureatedegree
of art or sciencewithin theuniversities in theNevada
SystemofHigherEducation (NSHE).
CERTIFICATEOUTCOMES
Students completing the certificatewill:
• Identifyandapply theknowledge and skills required toproceed
to the skills certificate: early childhood educator 4, including
general knowledge about the early childhood educationprofession,
lifespanhumandevelopment, positiveguidanceof young children
birth throughage eight, theobservation, documentation, and
assessment of young children, professionalism inECE, children
with exceptionalities, andpreschool curriculumplanning.
• Identifyandapply theknowledge and skills related to the six
standards for theNationalAssociation for theEducationofYoung
Children (NAEYC).
CERTIFICATEREQUIREMENT
ECE190 Professionalism inEarlyCareandEducation..................3
ECE200 TheExceptional Child.....................................................3
ECE204 Principlesof ChildGuidance...........................................3
ECE210
Observation,DocumentationandAssessmentofYoungChildren
.3
ECE250 Introduction toEarlyChildhoodEducation. ...................3
ECE251 Curriculum inEarlyChildhoodEducation.......................3
HDFS201 LifespanHumanDevelopment.......................................3
TOTALCERTIFICATEREQUIREMENT..21CREDITS
SUGGESTEDCOURSESEQUENCE
FirstYear
Course#
Title
Credits
1stSemester
Core
ECE190
Professionalism inEarlyCareand
Education
3
Core
ECE204
PrinciplesofChildGuidance
3
Core
ECE250
Introduction toEarlyChildhood
Education
3
Total 9
2ndSemester
Core
ECE210
Observation,Documentationand
AssessmentofYoungChildren
3
Core
HDFS201 LifespanHumanDevelopment
3
Total 6
3rdSemester
Core
ECE200
TheExceptionalChild
3
Core
ECE251
Curriculum inEarlyChildhood
Education
3
Total 6
SkillsCertificateTotal 21
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