As of Winter Quarter 2021, the Early Childhood Education program is no longer accepting new students.
Train to work with exceptional children and those with special needs ages 0-8 in a variety of social and educational agencies. Learn strategies for fostering healthy social, emotional and intellectual development.
Teacher and teacher assistant positions working with children aged eight and under in licensed child care centers and homes, Head Start and State Preschools are in high demand. With this certificate, the student will have credentials for teaching assistant positions, and often lead teacher and administrator positions in licensed child care facilities, Head Start/ECEAP programs and some paraeductaor positions in public schools in the State of Washington. This certificate further provides a focus on knowledge and skills related to working with exceptional children and those with special needs.
Potential employers include: Licensed Child Care Centers, child care family homes, Head Start/ECEAP, NAEYC accredited child care, public schools.
(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)
US citizen, &
|Non-WA resident, US citizen
|12 credits (full-time)||$1,388.76||$2,337.72||$3,234.38||$1,632.56|
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online
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