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Academic Catalog
    Sep 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022

Early Childhood Development Certificate

No. of Credits: 27
Contact: Christine Arnold-Lourie, Acting Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Early Childhood Development certificate program prepares individuals to be preschool teachers in child care centers in Maryland. In addition, the program provides the opportunity for those presently employed as child care staff to update and enhance their competencies.

Potential places of employment for graduates include child care centers, child development centers, nursery schools, residential facilities, and family child care homes.

The final course, EDU 1910 , requires that the student travel off campus to early childhood programs approved for cooperative education experiences.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 20.

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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)