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Early Childhood Education

Award: Certificate
Total Credits for Award: 18.00

Description:

The Minneapolis College Early Childhood Education program emphasizes excellence in attaining the skills required to work with diverse families and children. You will learn to create healthy, respectful and challenging environments in settings such as urban childcare centers, Head Start, family childcare, elementary classrooms and afterschool programs.


COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ECED 1200

 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

 3.00

 ECED 1215

 Growth and Development for Educators

 3.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 9.00



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ECED 1220

 Child Safety and Nutrition

 3.00

 ECED 1300

 Guiding Children’s Behavior

 3.00

 ECED 1640

 Introduction to Language and Literacy

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 9.00

General Education Courses (3 Credits):

To complete the Early Childhood Education Certificate, students must successfully complete three credits of General Education coursework. ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110 are required and satisfies the three credits of General Education.

Grades of "C" or above (2.0) are required in all ECED courses.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.