Dec 06, 2019  
West Shore Community College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
West Shore Community College Catalog 2019-2020

Early Childhood Education Certificate


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Over the last decade an increased awareness about the importance of early childhood education has led to the distinctive instruction of young children. As a student of early childhood education you will learn how to teach young children and advocate for them and their families while developing a professional portfolio and student teaching.

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to earn a degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

West Shore Community College has elected to opt in to the early rescission of the Gainful Employment regulations, as permitted by the US Department of Education.

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Courses by Placement/Transfer


The following courses may be pre‐requisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation. Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore. Contact Student Services at 231‐843.‐5510.

Program of Study


Total: 14 Credit Hrs | 17 Contact Hrs


Total: 16 Credit Hrs | 19 Contact Hrs


Certificate Total: 30 Credit Hrs | 36 Contact Hrs


ECE 120 - Early Childhood Ed and Child Care I  and ECE 121 - Early Child Ed and Child Care II  if completed successfully qualifies a student to apply for the national credential - Child Development Association (CDA). A student who successfully completes ECE 297 , ECE 298 , and  ECE 299  may qualify for an exemption from ECE 120  and ECE 121 . A student who supplies proof of a current CDA credential may also receive an exemption for ECE 120  and ECE 121 .

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