The education programs are listed below by State.
The programs are in areas that include:
-Early Childhood Education
-Adult Development & Aging
-Child & Family Organization Management & Administration
-E Learning Design Specialist
-Childcare Teacher & Manager
-Online Structured English Immersion and English as Second Language (ESL) Courses
-Online Teacher Certification Courses
and others in more specialized areas.
ALASKA “OUT OF STATE” TUITION NOTE: Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program - residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming and are eligible under the WUE program. The WUE rate is 150% of the resident tuition rate.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OCCUPATIONAL ENDORSEMENT - http://www.uas.alaska.edu/academics/oe/cda.html - The Child Development Associate (CDA) is the first step in the UAS early childhood education career ladder. The CDA credential is awarded by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition based in Washington, DC. The Council awards the credential based upon assessment of competency. UAS offers early childhood courses (one credit each) that prepare students to demonstrate the required competencies. These courses apply toward the Early Childhood Certificate and the AAS degree in early childhood education.
CERTIFICATES - http://www.uas.alaska.edu/academics/undergrad/certs/sbm.html - Certificates are programs of one year length for full-time students. Certificates require 9 credits of general requirements be completed as well as major requirements for a minimum of 30 credits. Requirements for the certificates may be articulated with the associate of applied science degrees.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE -http://www.uas.alaska.edu/education/paraeducators/certece.html - This paraprofessional certificate is designed to give intensive training in a specific occupational area. Skills gained are entry level job in nature, and work completed may apply toward undergraduate degree programs in the field. Courses for this certificate are nearly the same as those in the 30 credits of the "major requirement" for the Associate of Applied Sciences in Early Child-hood Education. Certificate students must demonstrate a level of competence in English equivalent to ENGL S111 and a mathematics competency through MATH S054 in order to graduate from this program. English and mathematics placement exams are required as part of the admissions procedure.
EDUCATOR PARA-PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/catalog_05-06/programs/educator.html - The educator: paraprofessional (EDPA) program is designed to prepare students to work in classrooms assisting the classroom teacher. The EDPA curriculum emphasizes school protocols, classroom methods, management and assessment. This program prepares students for employment as a paraprofessional educator and will improve the skills of those currently employed in various educational settings. The certificate provides students with fundamental knowledge of how a school system 'works' as well as hands-on training in content, methodology, classroom management and student assessment. The curriculum leads into the educator: paraprofessional associate of applied science degree. Graduates of the A.A.S. degree program may pursue many opportunities with school districts and local education agencies. The program meets mandates established by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 for teacher aides as well as the competencies developed by the state of Alaska. Students entering either the certificate or the A.A.S. degree program must meet with a program advisor to discuss a program of studies and to develop an individual learning plan. Students may receive credit for prior learning for prior work-based experience after evaluation of their learning experiences.
Northland Pioneer College
Tuition - http://www.npc.edu/admissions/tuition-fees – Out of State - $80 per credit hour plus all applicable fees.
Online Programs - http://www.npc.edu/academics/online-classes/teacher-certification-courses
ONLINE TEACHER CERTIFICATION COURSES - If you need teacher certification classes for the Arizona Constitution and/or the U.S. Constitution courses required by the Arizona Department of Education for certification, then Northland Pioneer College has what you need! They are POS 221 and 222. You can register for these classes ANY time and complete them at your own pace! Each class is one credit.
ONLINE STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION AND ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE(ESL) COURSES FOR TEACHERS - If you need to meet the SEI provisional endorsement requirements for teachers, then NPC has what you need! They are EDU 280, 281 and 282. PLEASE NOTE: These courses are offered on a semester basis and are NOT start and end at your own pace like the POS classes listed above.
RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Tuition: http://www.riosalado.edu/cashier/Pages/default.aspx - Distance Learning - Courses offered outside of Arizona, including distance learning, to non-resident out-of-state students - $174 per credit hour.
ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT - CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/earlychildhood/certificates/Pages/adolescent.aspx - The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adolescent Development prepares individuals to enter the family life education, human development, or child and family organizations field at the paraprofessional level. Students at a paraprofessional level can expect to find employment opportunities in: adoption and foster care , crisis intervention programs, group and halfway houses, social service agencies (both private and State/local government), facilities for the disabled and developmentally challenged individuals, community mental health clinics, psychiatric facilities, shelters and other child and family, community-based organizations.
ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING - http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/earlychildhood/certificates/Pages/adult-development.aspx - The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adult Development and Aging prepares you to enter the family life education, human development, or child and family organizations field at the paraprofessional level. Students at a paraprofessional level can expect to find employment opportunities in: adult day care centers, crisis intervention programs, group and halfway house, hospice care, senior citizen centers, social service agencies (both private and State/local government) , facilities for the disabled and developmentally challenged individuals , community mental health clinics, psychiatric facilities, shelters and other child and family, community-based organizations.
CHILD & FAMILY ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION - CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/earlychildhood/certificates/Pages/family-organization.aspx - The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Child and Family Organization Management and Administration prepares you to enter the family life education, human development, or child and family organizations field at the paraprofessional level. Students at a paraprofessional level can expect to find employment opportunities within management and administration of programs such as: adoption and foster care, adult day care centers, crisis intervention programs, group and halfway houses, hospice care, senior citizen centers, social service agencies (both private and State/local government), facilities for the disabled and developmentally challenged individuals, community mental health clinics, psychiatric facilities, shelters and other child and family, community-based organizations.
EARLY CHILD EDUCATION - CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION - http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/earlychildhood/certificates/Pages/earlychildhood.aspx - The Academic Certificate (AC) in Early Childhood Education provides you with an understanding of universal concepts and basic practices which are the foundation for early childhood care and education. The Certificate includes courses identified as core elements of early care and education such as health, safety, nutrition, curriculum, family values, community, diversity, professionalism, guidance and discipline, and child development as well as general education courses relevant to early childhood education.
PARENT EDUCATION CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION - http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/earlychildhood/certificates/Pages/parent-education.aspx - The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Parent Education prepares you to enter the family life education field with a focus on parent education. Students at a paraprofessional level can expect to find employment opportunities in adoption and foster care, crisis intervention programs, social service agencies (both private and State/local government), and other child and family, community-based organizations.
ELEARNING DESIGN SPECIALIST - CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION - http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/elearning/Pages/certificate.aspx - The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in eLearning Design Specialist prepares students to work in the field of instructional design. Students will develop knowledge and skills to custom design and deliver instructional programs and products such as courses, curricula, training documentation, multimedia presentations, and simulations. Courses will focus on eLearning design theory, eLearning environments, and eLearning media and tools. Courses will also prepare students to work in a team-based environment, organize eLearning projects including budgets and timelines, and evaluate eLearning projects.
CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Tuition - http://www.cerrocoso.edu/studentservices/admissions/tuition.htm - All non-resident students of the state of California will be charged tuition at the rate of $197 per unit in addition to the enrollment fee payable at the time of registration. Out of state tuition will be assessed up to a maximum of 15 units or a total of $2955 per semester, plus the additional $20 per unit (no maximum cap). In addition, international students will be charged a $25 capital outlay fee per unit up to a maximum of 15 units or a total of $375. This is in addition to the non-resident tuition and enrollment fees.
TEACHER AWARDS, CERTIFICATES AND PERMITS - http://cconline.cerrocoso.edu/programs/chdv.htm –
Students may earn an A.S. degree in Child Development or an Assistant Teacher Award, Associate Teacher Award or Teacher Certificate for completing a defined course of study that requires fewer units than the A.S. degree. The California Child Development Permit Matrix requirements are reflected in our program allowing students to qualify for the permits required for teaching in programs governed by Title V and funded by contracts with the State of California. Permits are issued by the State Department of Education, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (not Cerro Coso) and include: Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher, and Site Supervisor. All professionals working with children are required to have a clean criminal record, to demonstrate freedom from tuberculosis (TB), and to demonstrate the physical ability to perform all of the duties of a professional position working directly with children.
Awards, Certificates and Permits: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing grants permits in accordance with the Child Development Permit Matrix. Applications are separate from Cerro Coso Community College and must be submitted to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Contact any Child Development faculty member or visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website at www.ctc.ca.gov for more information regarding the Permit Matrix and Professional Growth Advisors. For all Permits, all course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
ASSISTANT TEACHER AWARD: 6 Child Development units required
Assistant Teacher Permit (optional): any 6 Child Development units; Assistant Teacher Award is equivalent.
ASSOCIATE TEACHER AWARD: 12 Child Development core units
Associate Teacher Permit: Assistant Teacher Award requirements plus experience requirement of 50 days of 3+ hours per day within 2 years.
TEACHER CERTIFICATE: 24 Child Development units including 12 core units and 12 electives; 16 General Education units. Core units as laid out in the Associate Teacher Permit (12).
Teacher Permit: Teacher Certificate requirements plus experience of 175 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years plus 16 general education units in English/Language Arts, Math/Science, Social Sciences, and Humanities/Fine Arts.
EAST CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Georgia Virtual Technical College – a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia
Tuition & Fees - http://www.gvtc.org/Tuition.html – For Georgia Virtual Technical College students - Non Georgia Residents pay double the resident tuition rates. Georgia resident rate on most of the online programs is approximately $36.00 per hour, so for Out of State residents is estimated at $72.00 per credit hour and all applicable fees. Tuition & Fees - http://www.eastcentraltech.edu/registrar.htm - Tuition, $36 per credit hour (up to $432 per quarter). Note: Some programs have higher tuition rates. Student Activity Fee, $16 per quarter. Registration Fee, $33 per quarter. Insurance Fee, $4 per quarter. Technology Fee, $35 per quarter
CHILD CARE MANAGER – TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE OF CREDIT - http://www.eastcentraltech.edu/Instruction/Child_Care_Manager.htm - The Child Care Manager Technical Certificate Program provides training for individuals who desire the professional knowledge of managing a child care facility. Courses in the technical certificate provide both classroom and hands-on learning in the areas of interpersonal relations, introduction to child development, first aid and nutrition, social issues and day care administration. Program completers may obtain employment as child care managers in childcare centers or in private settings. Entrance Requirements* - Required Age: 16 years of age or older, High School Diploma or GED required, Placement exam required. *A satisfactory criminal background check must be completed prior to entering practicum. Understand that a felony conviction could prevent employment in the child care field.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST – TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE OF CREDIT - http://www.eastcentraltech.edu/Instruction/Child_Dev_Spec_TCC.htm - Participants in this certificate program will receive the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality care to small children. The emphasis in this program is on providing developmentally appropriate and safe childcare to these children. Program completers may obtain employment as childcare providers in childcare centers or in private settings.
INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Tuition – Online Course Tuition estimated at $162.65 per credit. This tuition rate applies to all students regardless of residency unless reciprocity agreements apply.
CHILD CARE TEACHER CERTIFICATE -http://www.inverhills.edu/AcademicPrograms/CareerPrograms/ChildcareTeacherC.aspx - Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment in early childhood, preschool and child care settings as a child care teacher. Program Information: This certificate program is designed to allow students the appropriate training that will allow them to be qualified for entry-level teacher positions in the early childhood field. The students will acquire theory, knowledge, skills, and techniques to prepare them for employment. This program helps students confront directly the realities of a career focused on caring for the needs of children. Students explore attitudes, thoughts, and feelings as they affect their ability to work effectively with others as an early childhood educator. Direct experience with children and agencies, through internship and class experiences, are essential features of this program. Occupational Objectives: Advocate, case manager, activities director for children, assistant teacher-child day/care teacher, child care worker, information and referral specialist, and other human service related employment.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Tuition - http://www.mnwest.edu/business-office/tuition-fees/ – Tuition/Fees of $164.64 plus fully online course - per credit fee of $12.50 = Approximately $177.14 per credit of fully online classes, but as suggested throughout the AboutEdu Site, and of particular importance for out of state or international students - please contact the school directly for current online courses tuition costs and any other fees or rates that may apply.
EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL , CERTIFICATE - http://www.mnwest.edu/programs/program-type/certificate/education-paraprofessional/ - This certificate program prepares graduates for employment in a K-12 school district and provides a curriculum which meets the core competencies. The curriculum will provide a career pathway for paraprofessional which will allow them to begin, continue and enhance their education. The curriculum is organized to move the learner through the selected course work online and through the A.S. Degree. The certificate is made up of four required and five elective online classes developed by incorporating the core competencies that have been produced for paraprofessionals by the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. The course work is designed to begin students with a 12-credit certificate which is part of the Child Development Track of the Human Services degree.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Tuition - http://www.mnwest.edu/business-office/tuition-fees/ – Tuition and fully ($160.31) online course fee ($12.50), not including all fees, is estimated at around $172.81 per credit, but as suggested throughout the AboutEdu Site, and of particular importance for out of state or international students - please contact the school directly for current online courses tuition costs and any other fees or rates that may apply.
College of Southern Nevada
Online Tuition - Nonresident students enrolled exclusively in all distance education courses will, in addition to resident tuition, pay reduced nonresident tuition equaling 50% or 1/2 the total nonresident fee (Board of Regents, 04/02-- must be residing outside of NV). To receive the adjustment, please contact any Cashier’s Office. All fees are subject to change as approved Nevada System of Higher Education. For up-to-date information, always consult the Office of the Registrar or the Cashier’s Office on one of our 3 main campuses.
Online Programs - http://www.csn.edu/pages/2270.asp
ONLINE TEACHING CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION - http://sites.csn.edu/education/eLearning/Welcome.html - The Online Teaching Certificate is designed for teachers, administrators, home schoolers, college faculty, and educators from other training institutions who are interested in making online teaching an important part of their academic career. The certificate is also designed for those who wish to take on a leadership role in online learning at their institutions.
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Tuition - https://www.hvcc.edu/catalog/tuition/index.html - Students who do not reside in New York State and who are enrolled exclusively in distance learning courses will receive a college scholarship in the amount of the non-resident tuition charge, which will effectively reduce the tuition to New York State resident rates. For further information, please contact the Bursar. As a point of reference, the estimated cost per credit for part time New York state resident is approximately $120.00, not including any applicable fees, and other program related expenses. Please check with the school directly for the latest tuition rates, and fees.
TEACHING ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE - https://www.hvcc.edu/catalog/programs/las/tac.html - The Teaching Assistant Certificate program is designed to provide students with a general core of college-level courses. For more information about teaching assistant certification in New York State, please visit their Web site. The courses offered in this program also can be applied to an associate's degree in early childhood. This entire program may be completed online or in the traditional format or a combination of both formats. The 18-hour course of study provides the student with an interactive classroom setting in which the student will acquire educational information and develop skills to enhance their ability to: Speak and write effectively, Respond to the daily classroom management needs, Communicate with parents, students and other staff, Assist the teacher with preparation and instructional delivery within the classroom, Respond to the academic and instructional needs of children with special needs, Provide developmentally appropriate activities for children, Demonstrate positive discipline techniques, Identify instructional methodology including differentiated teaching strategies, Provide support and assistance for diverse student needs. This program not only prepares the student for employment as a teaching assistant, but allows for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate degree program in education as per existing articulation agreements. Please check with the school directly for the latest program and articulation information.
GENERAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE - https://www.hvcc.edu/catalog/programs/las/ged.html – This is not an education-specific program, but a general program that fulfills general education requirements. This structured program is designed for students who plan to transfer to another State University of New York college or university to earn a four-year degree. The General Education Certificate fulfills the 10 Knowledge and Skill areas that all SUNY institutions require of students earning bachelor’s degrees. The 10 Knowledge and Skill areas are: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, American history, Western civilization, world civilizations, humanities, the arts, basic communication, and foreign languages. The State University of New York (SUNY) system requires that all students earning a bachelor’s degree from one of its institutions complete approved college-level courses that fulfill ten knowledge and skill areas. In most cases, all courses will transfer to the SUNY college or university of your choice. It is best to consult with a counselor from the Center for Counseling and Transfer before selecting courses for transfer.
Southwestern Community College
Tuition - http://www.southwesterncc.edu/admissn/tuition.htm - Non-Resident Full-time, 16 hours or more - $3,732.00. Nonresident Part-time Student (per credit hour) $233.30.
Online Programs - http://www.southwesterncc.edu/acadprog/online-programs.htm
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DIPLOMA - http://www.southwesterncc.edu/acadprog/edu.htm - The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.
OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA -http://www.southwesterncc.edu/acadprog/voc.htm - The Occupational Education Associate curriculum is designed for individuals skilled and experienced in a trade or technical specialty who would like to receive an associate degree in preparation for teaching or other purposes. Course work is designed to supplement previous education, training, and/or experience the individual has already attained. Graduates of the program may find employment as instructors in the field of occupational education.
Stanly Community College
Online Programs - http://www.stanly.edu/online/online_dl.htm
Tuition - http://www.stanly.edu/educational/catalog/2007-2009/2007-09.pdf#Tuition_and_Fees - Nonresident (16 or more credit hours) $ 3,512.00. Part-time student: Nonresident (fewer than 16 credit hours) $ 219.50 per credit hour, and not including all applicable fees. As noted throughout the AboutEdu site, these costs are provided as reference only and students need to check with the school directly for the latest tuition and fees – tuition and fees can change often and without notice.
EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA - http://www.stanly.edu/educational/public_services/ECA.htm - The Early Childhood Associate curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development, physical/nutritional needs of children, care and guidance of children, and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start programs, and school-aged programs. Competencies -Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to: promote overall child development in the intellectual, language, social, emotional, physical, and self-image areas through planning and presentation of developmentally appropriate activities. Organize indoor and outdoor learning centers for safe and healthy care and education of various developmental levels of children aged 0 to 8 years. Carry out responsibilities related to the overall functioning of the children’s program in staffing, assignment of classroom responsibilities, equipment and supply inventory, and evaluation. Communicate effectively with coworkers and parents about aspects of the children’s program, child behavior and guidance, and available human resource agencies; valuable membership in professional organizations; and participate in professional development opportunities for personal growth and job-related skills. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computing concepts, components, and basic office applications.
Lake Region State College
Online Tuition - http://www.lrsc.edu/online/default.asp?ID=625 - Tuition and fee rate for 2008-2009 is $175 per credit (About $45 of the $175 is nonrefundable). If you are a full-time student, you will pay additional tuition and fees to take online courses from LRSC. These costs are not included in the cost of full-time tuition at the college. Tuition and fees do not include lab fees, textbooks, or supplies
Online Programs- http://www.lrsc.edu/online/default.asp?ID=759
EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATE, CERTIFICATE - http://www.lrsc.edu/programs/default.asp?ID=367 - The Certificate program is designed as a one year, fast-track program in order to prepare you for immediate entry-level employment working with young children in group settings such as child care center or for starting a home business as a family child care provider.
PARAEDUCATOR CERTIFICATE - http://www.lrsc.edu/programs/default.asp?ID=375 - The Paraeducator Program provides an option for paraprofessionals and teachers aides to meet the personnel requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and ND Department of Public Instruction certification requirements. The entire program is available through distance delivery, bringing courses close to home no matter where you live. Choose program electives in the areas of knowledge applicable to your employment situation. Most of the courses in the program are transferable to baccalaureate degree. The primary duty of a paraeducator is to assist and support teacher. An ordinary day in the classroom for paraeducator usually consists of implementing instructional activities planned by the teacher, observing the students and giving the teacher feedback on their progress, tutoring students, and helping the teacher administer tests. After the students have gone for the day, paraeducators work with the teacher to plan the events for the following day or week. The Paraeducator program is organized around core courses that emphasize teaching of math, reading, and writing skills. You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree by completing a minimum of 60 semester credit hours and meeting program requirements. The Paraeducator Certificate is awarded if you complete 48 semester credit hours from core program requirements, program electives and general education credits.
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tuition - http://www.socc.edu/admissions/tuition.html - Southwestern does not charge out-of-state tuition - Per Credit Tuition/Fees Per Course for U.S. Residents: $62 Tuition per CREDIT plus $22 per COURSE registration fee and $17 incidental fee per CREDIT. For International Students 1 – 45 SOCC credits: $186 Tuition per CREDIT $22 per COURSE registration fee and $17 incidental fee per CREDIT. For International Students Over 45 SOCC credits $140 Tuition per Credit, and same additional fees noted earlier.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND FAMILY STUDIES CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION - http://www.socc.edu/pathways/stc_degree26.html - The Childhood Education and Family Studies Certificates of Completion (15 and 30 credits) are intended to provide students with the skills needed to begin a career in Childhood Education and Family Studies. These certificates can also assist the student in earning a Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA). Students enroll in these programs for a variety of reasons including upgrading skills and can be laddered into a Childhood Education and Family Studies Certificate of Completion, an Associate of Applied Science Childhood Education and Family Studies or Associate of Science with an emphasis in Childhood Education and Family Studies which will transfer to a university. Please check with the school to make sure that the certificate you are interested in pursuing is available entirely online.
Northhampton Community College
Tuition - http://www.northampton.edu/Office/Bursar/Tuition.htm - $120 per credit for Distance learning course numbers beginning with EARL or LIBT only - (2009-10 $130 per credit). Please check with the school directly for latest rates and all applicable costs and fees applicable to your program of interest.
Online Education Programs - http://www.northampton.edu/distancelearn/programs/
EARLY CHILDHOOLD EDUCATION, CERTIFICATE - http://www.northampton.edu/academics/departments/ece/programs/cert/ - A Certificate qualifies you to be an Assistant Teacher or Assistant Group Supervisor. This Certificate can be used toward the Associate Degree upon: (1) completion of the general education requirements AND (2) completion of the six-credit internship.
SPECIALIZED DIPLOMA – EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - FAMILY CHILD CARE - http://www.northampton.edu/academics/departments/ece/programs/spec/Familycda.htm - Family Child Care CDA Courses. Each course is 15 weeks. Courses must be taken sequentially. Students should stay with the instructor they begin with for all 3 courses. 135 hours of coursework plus an assessment and credentialing process that is submitted to the Council for Professional Recognition.
SPECIALIZED DIPLOMA – EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION – SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE - http://www.northampton.edu/academics/departments/ece/programs/spec/sacc.htm - Each course is 15 weeks. Courses must be taken sequentially. Students should stay with the instructor they begin with for all 3 courses. 135 hours of coursework. Students are prepared to apply for the PA SACC Credential and have the skills and knowledge for applying for the PA School-Age Professional Credential.
SPECIALIZED DIPLOMA – LEADERSHIP FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM DIRECTORS - http://www.northampton.edu/academics/departments/ece/programs/spec/Director.htm - Meets the course requirements for the PA Key Pennsylvania Director Core Credential. Designed for current and future Directors and Owners of Early Care and Education Programs. Topics include: Leadership, Program Quality, Organization & Administration, Business Management, Curriculum & Pedagogy.
Bellingham Community College
Tuition - http://www.btc.ctc.edu/DegreesCertificates/programs/PRG-ProgramCosts.asp?Program=9 – As indicated throughout the AboutEdu site, these costs are provided as a point of reference only, and are subject to change at any time and without notice by the individual schools - Tuition & Fee Estimates are based on Resident Status, 21 credits unless otherwise specified. Canadian Tuition is 35% higher. Online courses require an additional $40 per course. Please check with the school directly for total program costs and fees.
CHILDE DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (CDA) - http://www.btc.ctc.edu/DegreesCertificates/programs/PRG-ProgramMain.asp?Program=9 - The Child Development Essentials (CDA) Program prepares students for work in the early childhood care and education field. This coursework can lead to a certificate in Child Development from Bellingham Technical College and provides the coursework for the national credential as a Child Development Associate. The three CDA Essentials courses are also transferable to most community and technical colleges for twelve credits towards a certificate or degree in Early Childhood Education. Core competencies covered in this program prepare early childhood educators to work effectively with young children and their families. Major topic areas include introduction to early childhood, ways children learn, healthy environments, social and emotional development, physical and intellectual competency, curriculum development, family relationships, and professionalism. Courses are offered as group courses or fully on line. Participants must be working with young children regularly either in a paid or volunteer position to fulfill their coursework requirements. Program Outcomes: Plan safe, healthy environments to invite learning, Facilitate steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development, Create positive ways to support children's social and emotional development, Develop strategies to establish productive relationships with families, Facilitate strategies to manage an effective program operation, Maintain a commitment to professionalism, Observe and record children's behavior, Apply principles of child growth and development. Prerequisite: Students must be working with young children regularly either in a paid or volunteer position to fulfill their coursework requirements.
Grays Harbor Community College
Tuition - http://www.ghc.edu/business_office/tuition.pdf – Please check directly with the school as to whether the US Citizen Waiver applies to your particular situation. If the US Citizen Waiver applies, then based on the school’s tuition schedule – per credit tuition, not including any program or distance learning fees is estimated at $89 per credit, but keep in mind that these costs are only provided as a reference point, and they can change at any time and without notice.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION – CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM - http://www.ghc.edu/distance/waol.htm - http://www.ghc.edu/distance/ece.htm - Busy childcare professionals can now improve their Professional skills, complete mandatory continuing education requirements, and receive high quality training, any time anywhere via GHC’s ONLINE Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement Program. This 20 credit program includes STARS training and other important continuing education skill programs for working childcare professionals. First time online students may want to take the Learn to Learn course, developed by The Boeing Company and Washington Online Virtual Campus. Learn to Learn was designed to help students be successful in their online courses by providing information on computers, web technology and online study skills.