Early Care & Education: Early Childhood Leadership Certificate

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Designed for experienced early care and education teachers who are seeking leadership positions in their career field. Classes are offered in the evenings with an arranged practicum experience.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 2-4

Estimated Cost: $2,042.18

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 82.

Employability Requirement: To become a licensed child care provider in Washington, you must participate in a Department of Early Learning (DEL) licensing orientation and apply for and receive licensure. State law requires DEL to run background checks on anyone who is authorized to care for or has unsupervised access to children in licensed child care facilities.

Program Length: This program is approximately two to four quarters long, depending on the starting quarter and on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum of a “C” grade to graduate.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
ECED& 139 Administration of Early Learning Programs 3
ECS 235 Issues & Trends 2
ECS 266 Leadership in ECE 4
ECS 277 Professionalism & Ethics 2
ECS 286 ECE Practicum IV—Leadership 3
ECS 290 Mentoring in ECE 1
EDUC& 150 Child, Family and Community 3
  Total Credits for Completion 18
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