Early Childhood Pre-K – Third Grade Post Baccalaureate Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Early Childhood Pre-K-Third Grade prepares professionals who already have baccalaureate degrees to work with young children from birth through eight years in preschool and primary school settings. Successful completion of program requirements leads to an institutional recommendation (IR) for initial teacher certification with an endorsement in Pre-K-Third Grade. Courses at the 400-level and above applied to the certificate may also be applied to M.Ed. programs with advisor approval.
There are two concentrations within the program:
Certification Route I: This concentration is for applicants who have any baccalaureate degree and are seeking their initial teacher certificate. The certificate requires foundations coursework, early childhood major coursework, methodology coursework, and internship.Certification Route II: This concentration is for applicants who have a baccalaureate degree plus an Associate Degree in Early Childhood or a Baccalaureate in Early Childhood.
Certification Route I (36 credits)(for applicants with any baccalaureate degree)
Complete the following foundation area course work (6 credits):
*Special note: Completion of 9 credits required for degree and certification.
Certification Route II (24-27 credits):(for applicants with any baccalaureate degree plus an Associate Degree in Early Childhood or a Baccalaureate in Early Childhood)
**Internship credits will vary depending on past teaching experience.
Satisfaction of all major requirements, totaling 24-27 credits, must be demonstrated through coursework completed either before or after the award of the student’s first baccalaureate degree. However a minimum of 16 approved credits, including EDEC A495, must be completed after the award of the baccalaureate degree.
*Information based on the 2011-2012 catalog, please refer to the current catalog for complete information.
Admitted students: Course requirements are based upon the catalog in effect at the time of admission and may differ from this list.
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