As of Winter Quarter 2021, the Early Childhood Education program is no longer accepting new students.
The State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate - General 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 degree in Early Childhood Education/Paraeducator.
Teacher and teacher assistant positions in licensed child care centers and after-school programs 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, private preschool programs, child care family homes, after-school recreation programs.
(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)
US citizen, &
|Non-WA resident, US citizen
|12 credits (full-time)||$1,418.96||$2,393.98||$3,312.20||$1,579.76|
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online
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