The ECE certificate serves as an Early Child Education unit completion pathway and represents a career ladder approach to a credential or permit or a stand-alone entity to document that a student has taken 16 units of Early Childhood Education coursework. Coursework is aligned with subject matter proficiency for the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills for successful employment as a teacher’s aide, after-school program assistant, tutoring or other paraprofessional level classroom career in ECE classrooms.
Required Core: Select Courses to Total a Minimum of 16 Units
EDUC C104 – Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contemporary Classroom (1 Unit)*
EDUC C210 – Introduction to Special Education (3 Units)*
EDUC C180 – Family, School, and Community Partnerships (3 Units)*
ENGL C143 – Children’s Literature (3 Units)*
PSYC C116 – Child Growth and Development (3 Units)*
PSYC C118 – Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 Units)*
HLTH C100 – Personal Health (3 Units)*
*The courses noted with an asterisk were offered online at least once at this college during Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 academic terms.
The courses listed above may or may not be offered online every term at this college. Visit the college’s website (below) for online options in its class schedule. If you don’t find what you need, search our online course finder to locate an equivalent online course currently available from another college.
Important Note: Some of the courses listed above may require the completion of prerequisites. We encourage all students to meet with a counselor, onsite or online, to create an education plan that will provide the most efficient pathway to program completion.Coastline Community College Website