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Early Childhood Education Level 1 Certificate

Level 1 Certificate

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Waived

This course of study is designed to prepare students for a career in early childhood/child development instruction or administration. Candidate must "demonstrate competency, good judgment, and self-control in the presence of children when performing assigned duties" (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Minimum Standards for Child-Care, p. 43). The program will provide lower-level technical courses (non-transferable) for continuing educational experience to satisfy state (Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services) and national (The Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition) credential requirements.


Early Childhood Education Level 2 Certificate

Level 2 Certificate

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) must be met for Reading, Writing, and Math.

This course of study is a continuation of the Level I Certificate with emphasis on applying college level reading and writing skills to program design and curriculum planning in children's programs that do not require teacher certification. Candidates must "demonstrate competency, good judgment, and self-control in the presence of children when performing assigned duties" (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Minimum Standards for Child-Care, p. 43). The program will provide lower-level technical courses (non-transferable) for continuing educational experience to satisfy state (Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services) and national (The Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition) credential requirements



Early Childhood Education AAS

Early Childhood Education AAS

This workforce program, which is Early Childhood Associate Degree Accredited (ECADA), is designed to prepare students for an early childhood career that does not require teacher certification. It is the continuation of the Level II Certificate and requires more in-depth application of college level reading, writing, and math skills to program design and curriculum planning. Candidates must "demonstrate competency, good judgment, and self-control in the presence of children when performing assigned duties" (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Minimum Standards for Child-Care, p. 43). The program will provide lower-level academic and technical courses for continuing educational experiences to satisfy state (Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services) and National (The Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition) credential education requirements and includes 15 hours or more of general education coursework (academic transfer courses).


 

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