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2018-2019 College Catalog

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Early Childhood Development - Certificate (Career)

APPLICATION CODE 87

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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 111Child Growth and Development

3

EDUC 112Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education

3

EDUC 130Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDUC 200Introduction to Special Education

3

EDUC 230Child Care Center Administration and Management

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 113Working With Infants and Toddlers

3

EDUC 140Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

EDUC 151Practicum in Early Childhood Development

5

EDUC 160School Age Child Care

3

EDUC 201Processes and Acquisition of Reading

3

Total Credit Hours: 32