Early Childhood Education
Short-Term Technical Certificate - Curriculum Code 5003
An early childhood education short-term technical certificate has been designed for those students who wish to be employed as a teacher or teachers aid in a preschool/daycare, or in-home setting. These courses meet the Ohio Department of Human Service requirements to be an early childhood education teacher. Therefore, the courses may be applied towards an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.
||Introduction to Early Childhood Education *
||Child Guidance and Classroom Management >
||College 101 ^
|Technical Elective Courses: Choose Minimum of 3|
||Creative Physical Activity *
||Emerging Literacy & Language Development >
||Social Sciences for ECE >
||After School Care
||Math and Science for the Young Child >
||Art and Music for the Young Child >
||Infant and Toddler >
||Organization & Administration
for Early Childhood Education >
||Individuals with Exceptionalities
Minimum Semester Credit Hours Required 17
> Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.
* Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently.
** Select at least one elective from the following: HLED 153, PSYH 151, SOCY 151, or any Developmental Education course as recommended by the compass test.
Students must do the following to be eligible for the ECE Certificate of Completion:
a) Compass Test;
b) An Intake Interview with the Coordinator of the ECE Program;
c) Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5.
The Intake Interview consists of the following:
a) GED or High School Diploma;
b) Completed physical with Mantoux TB Test;
c) Letter of residency stating you have been a resident of Ohio for the past five years;
d) Three letters of reference;
e) Signed Conviction Statement and completed BCI fingerprinting card; f) Confidentiality and Liability Statement.
It is suggested that a student also complete in-service hours in Communicable Disease and Child Abuse.
Fifty percent of coursework must be completed at LCCC to receive this certificate.
^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.
Established January 2009
Revised March 2013
Effective August 2013
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