Early Childhood Education Certificates | Southwestern Illinois College

Refer to the following suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Completion Requirements

Early Childhood Level 2

Course Number Course Description Credits
ECE 110 Intro to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 112 Growth and Development of Children 3
ECE 114 Child Health Maintenance 3
ECE 250 Child, Family and Community 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I 3
Total Semester Credits:
15

Early Childhood Level 3

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
ECE 110 Intro to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 112 Growth & Development of Children 3
ECE 114 Child Health Maintenance 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I 3
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
ECE 116 Children with Special Needs 3
ECE 121 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
ECE 250 Child, Family and Community 3
MGMT 102 Business Mathematics or 100 level math class or ECE 220 Math for Young Children 3-4
PSYC 151 General Psychology 3
Total Semester Credits:
27

Infant Toddler Level 2

Course Number Course Description Credits
ECE 110 Intro to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 112 Growth and Development of Children 3
ECE 114 Child Health Maintenance 3
ECE 122 Infant and Toddler Care 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I 3
Total Semester Credits:
15

Prerequisites may be required for some courses. Refer to the College Catalog.

* Early Childhood Education electives are: ECE 122 Infant and Toddler Care, ECE 200 ECE Leadership & Supervision, ECE 210 Understanding & Guiding Behavior of Young Children, ECE 220 Math for Young Children or any ECE 299 Special Topics course.

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