Program Overview

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Administration & Leadership in Early Childhood Education Certificate


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/ece
Degree: Certificate
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This certificate is intended for students who already hold degrees or who have taken extensive coursework in other academic fields and have several years experience in early childhood classroom teaching. The program provides the additional study that is often required for a career change, to meet requirements for Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) Director qualifications, National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC) program accreditation criteria, and/or to build skills in early childhood program administration and leadership.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

13 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Introduction to Early Childhood Ed* (elective)

3

course

Child Development for Educators

3

course

Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

course

ServSafe Food Service Sanitation

1

course

Introduction to Business

3

Second Semester

12 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Child, Family, and Community

3

course

Technology in the Classroom

3

course

Intercultural Communication

3

course

Elements of Supervision

3

Third Semester

11 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course *

ECE Administrative Practicum - Administrative

4

course

Administration of ECE Programs

3

course

Interviewing Practices

3

course

Special Topics in Early Childhood Education

1-5

Total Hours for Certificate

36

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

* See Department Chair for details and application for Illinois Gateways Level 1 Director Credential.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.