Education - Early Childhood Education and Care

Education - Early Childhood Education and Care

Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield, MA

  • Certificate

After completion of the Introductory Early Childhood Education certificate or equivalent, students may begin work on this second rung in the Early Childhood Education career ladder. This certificate, together with nine months additional experience in the field, prepares people to pursue lead teacher qualification through the Office for Child Care Services. The required ECE courses will be offered in the evening, in rotation. Program Advisor: Flavia Mastellone, ext. 4626.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    624

    per Year

  • Books & Supplies

    Books & Supplies

    823

    per Year

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    29000

    per Year

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Curriculum

Graduation Requirements

To earn a certificate in this program, a student must complete all program credits and the additional requirements shown below.

Program Credits

ECE 122 Special Needs in Early Childhood Ed. 3
ECE 223 Practicum in Early Childhood 3
ECE 224 Seminar in Early Childhood Education 1
ECE Early Childhood Electives (1) 6
SOC 105 Introductory Sociology OR
SOC 136 Sociology of Marriage and the Family 3

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Additional Requirements

Demonstrated college-level skills in reading and writing
Minimum Cumulative Averages
(overall and area of specialization) 2.000
Minimum Cumulative Average in Program 2.000


SUGGESTED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

The actual time to complete the progam may vary according to each student's individual needs.

ECE 122 Special Needs in Early Childhood Education
ECE 223 Practicum in Early Childhood Education
ECE 224 Seminar in Early Childhood Education
ECE Early Childhood Electives( see footnote 1)
SOC 105 Introductory Sociology OR
SOC 136 Sociology of Marriage and The Family
(1) One of the early childhood electives must be either ECE 107, Understanding and Guiding Children's Behavior; ECE 160, Curriculum in Early Childhood Education; or ECE 241, Creativity, a Child's Perspective. For those seeking to work with infants and toddlers, ECE 220, Infant and Toddler Care, should be taken, and the student should select this type of practicum.

NOTE: Should the student choose to continue toward an associate degree, the appropriate program whould be the Liberal Arts concentration in Early Childhood. Early Childhood electives will not apply to the degree program.

NOTE: Any prior criminal offense could hinder placement in clinical agencies. See Criminal Offender Record Information Checks on page 13 for details.

NOTE:
For Gainful Employment disclosure information on this program follow this link: www.berkshirecc.edu/GainfulEmploymentDisclosure .