This certificate program is designed to support and increase the competencies of those working directly with school-age children in after school group settings. The series of courses and fieldwork experience will acquaint the practitioner with the Standards for Quality School-Age distribution by the National School-Age Care Alliance. Developmental understandings of the school-age child leading to appropriate curriculum planning will combine with on-site fieldwork supervision (all fieldwork will be completed at the student’s work site pending approval of their supervisor). All early childhood education courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students may not repeat any early childhood education course more than twice.
To qualify for admission to this program the student must be a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have completed three years of high school or college level English with a grade of “C” or better. Students can apply many of the credits earned in the Certificate program to the Associate Degree program in Early Childhood Education at Quinsigamond.
Applicants for all Certificate programs need to understand that a court record could prevent them from performing direct childcare work. A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) may be required of students taking ECE courses and is required by all certificate candidates.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
The CIP Code is 13.1209. See http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=13.1209&g=Go
for more information.
The cost of this program for Tuition and Fees is $5,094 and the estimated books and supplies are $720.
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Introduction to Psychology
Family Issues and Dynamics
Early Childhood Education Elective
Fieldwork with School-Age Children
Discipline: Guiding Children's Behavior
Curriculum for School-Age Child
Growth and Development of the Young Child or Human Development I: Conception to adolescence