2013-14 College Catalog

Online Catalog

Early Childhood Development - Certificate (Career)


For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division – Room ST-149 – 443-518-1620.

This sequence of courses is designed to provide concentrated study and hands-on experience in early childhood development, curriculum, and classroom management. Successful completion of this certificate will indicate that the student has met the educational requirements, under current State of Maryland regulations, for employment as a Director of a Child Care Center licensed for up to twenty children, provided the individual has at least one year of experience in a licensed early childhood program and is at least 21 years of age; a Child Care Teacher in a Child Care Center, provided the individual is at least 19 years of age; or as an Aide in a Child Care Center.

General Education Core

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

EDUC-111Child Growth and Development

3 credits

EDUC-112Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDUC-113Working With Infants and Toddlers

3 credits

EDUC-130Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDUC-140Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

3 credits

EDUC-150Practicum in Early Childhood Development

4 credits

EDUC-160School Age Child Care

3 credits

EDUC-240Successful Classroom Management

3 credits

HEED-109Basic CPR and First Aid

2 credits

Total Credit Hours: 30

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