State Early Childhood Education Certificate

Overview

The State Early Childhood Education certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Early Childhood Education. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degrees in Early Childhood Education/Paraeducator.

Completion Award
Certificate of Proficiency
Length of Study
47 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
Online, On Campus
Tuition & Fees

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Per Quarter 
2018-2019
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
Non-resident
On Campus
Non-resident
Non-Citizen
 
1 credit $148.83 $162.97 $239.71  $326.25
5 credits $608.15 $678.85 $1,062.55  $1,495.25
12 credits (full-time) $1,291.10 $1,425.18 $2,207.48  $3,079.74
15 credits  $1,441.10 $1,577.40 $2,368.85 $3,251.40
Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Observe, document and assess the behaviors and development of young children in partnership with parents and others to positively influence the development of young children
  2. Use a variety of approaches and strategies to provide rich experiences for young children
  3. Plan and implement curriculum that supports emerging language and literacy, intellectual curiosity, emotional and social development and physical development of young children
  4. Utilize knowledge of child development to guide decisions regarding interaction with and response to young children as individuals and in group settings
  5. Respond to children and families with insight regarding cultural diversity and individual variations in development
  6. Work positively with young children and staff in a group setting
  7. Provide a safe and healthy learning environment for young children
  8. Use ethical guidelines and professional standards related to early childhood practice

Careers & Opportunities

Teacher and teacher assistant positions working with children aged eight and under in licensed child care centers and homes are in high demand. With this certificate, the student will have credentials for teaching assistant positions, at a minimum, in licensed child care facilities in the State of Washington.

Potential employers include: Licensed Child Care Centers, child care family homes.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

Gainful Employment Information