Early Childhood Education-Twelve Core Units

This certificate prepares the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child development program. The twelve core units include EAR 20, 24, 28, and 42 and form the foundation upon which further early childhood coursework is built.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical perspectives in human development and education.
  • Appraise the role of the child as an active learner.
  • Integrate child growth and development into practical and meaningful applications. 
Required Courses (12 units)  Units
Complete two courses from the list below:
EAR-20 Child Growth and Development 3
EAR-24 Introduction to Curriculum 3
EAR-28 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
EAR-42 Child, Family, and Community 3

This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 4-6 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.