The Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) – Administration prepares students to be the next leaders in the field of Early Childhood Education. Students will work, research, and learn from early childhood education teachers with diverse backgrounds and real-world experience. This certificate meets the State of California Community Care Licensing, Title 22 Administrative Requirements to be a fully qualified director for a title 22 (private) childcare (infant toddler, preschool, and school age) program as well as the Title 5 Administrative Requirements needed to apply for a Child Development Master Teacher/Site Supervisor/Program Director permit for a Title 5 (public) childcare (infant toddler, preschool, and school age) program.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Create safe learning environments through interactions with children’s families, and communities with effective communication about the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs.
- Identify the differences in learning theories and curriculum and use it to enhance and develop appropriate care and education.
- Develop positive guidance and mentorship strategies to use when working with diverse groups of children, families, teachers, and staff.
- Employ skills based on qualified criteria for selecting and evaluating personnel and developing interpersonal relationships.
- Understand licensing, permits, and regulations for the state of California to create safe, caring, and effective learning environment.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as a Supervisor/Administrator in a Title 22 licensed center in the field of Early Childhood.
For acceptance into the Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) –
Administration program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
- High school diploma from a university-recognized high school with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A. or university-recognized high school equivalency, or successfully take and pass the relevant examination such as GED, TASC, or HiSET.
To complete an Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) – Administration, students must complete the six (6) courses listed below—18 credit hours total.
|EDU 451 ECE Administration I – Programs||3 credit hours|
|EDU 452 ECE Administration II – Leadership and Supervision||3 credit hours|
|EDU 453 Adult Supervision and Mentoring||3 credit hours|
|EDU 454 Professionalism||3 credit hours|
|CAP 450 Directed Field Experience||3 credit hours|
|Elective (Any other class from BAEd)||3 credit hours|