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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Development Certificate

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No. of Credits: 27
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences and Public Services Division/Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; M. Hunt, Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Development

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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Gainful Employment:

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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

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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