Early Childhood Exceptionalities

Certificate Program
EC41

Program Description
The early childhood care and education exceptionalities certificate is a sequence of three courses designed to prepare students to work with children with special needs. The program emphasizes an inclusive classroom including strategies and activities for exceptional children (both low and high achieving students). Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs. This certificate does not qualify for financial aid as it does not meet minimum hour requirements.  (Program Length: 3 Semester Minimum)

Employment Opportunities
Teacher assistants, early childhood care professionals, preschool and kindergarten teachers (private sectors), head start teachers, care program administrators, and child care center directors.


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential Technical Courses

 

9

Exceptionalities

ECCE 2201

3

Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Children

ECCE 2360

3

Exploring Your Role in the Exceptional Environment

ECCE 2362

3

  Total Hours

9

*ECCE 2360 and ECCE 2362 must be taken concurrently and are only offered fall semester.

**Suggested First Semester classes: ECCE 1103 (prerequisite for ECCE 2201)