Early Childhood Education – Children with Special Needs

Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code 5005

The Children with Special Needs short-term technical certificate has been designed to meet the needs of those persons who are interested in working with children birth to age five who have been diagnosed with a special need. These courses have been designed to provide information about child development, curriculum  planning, assessment, classroom environment and observation. These courses can be applied toward the 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.

For more information about this certificate, please contact Kathleen Head at 440-366-7167 or khead@lorainccc.edu.

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First Semester
ECED 111 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 164 Child Guidance and Classroom Management * 3
ECED 171 Health, Safety and Nutrition * 2
PSYH 151 Introduction to Psychology 3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Second Semester
ECED 253 Introduction to Child Development > 3
ECED 270 Special Needs Practicum > 3
ECED 271 Children with Special Needs > 3
ECED 273 Family, Schools and Community > 3
Total Credit Hours: 24

1. > Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.
2. * Indicates that this course has a prerequisite, but can be taken concurrently with ECED 111.
3. Students must do the following to be eligible for the ECE short-term technical certificate:
a)  Compass Test  b)  maintain an overall GPA  of 2.5 in ECED courses
The following paperwork is required:
a)  GED or High School Diploman
b)  Completed physical with TB test
c)  Three letters of reference
d)  Signed Non-Conviction Statement and completed BCI/FBI
e)  Signed confidentiality and liability statement
4. Fifty percent of coursework must be completed at LCCC to receive this certificate.
5. ^ 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 2013
Revised          January 2014
Effective         August 2014