WSCC 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
WSCC 2024-2025 Catalog

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 prerequisites 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: 13 Credit Hrs | 16 Contact Hrs

Total: 16 Credit Hrs | 19 Contact Hrs

Certificate Total: 29 Credit Hrs | 35 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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