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: 1 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

CURRICULUM

SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULE
(12 CREDIT HOURS)

1st SEMESTER
3 Hours

ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development

2nd SEMESTER
3 Hours

ECCE 2201 Exceptionalities


3rd SEMESTER
6 Hours

ECCE 2360 Classroom Strategies Exptnl Childrn

ECCE 2362 Exploring Your Role Excptnl Env


12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

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