Early Childhood Certificate

C55220C1
Day/Evening/Online/Full-Time


Fall Semester 1

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
EDU 119 - Introduction to Early ChildhoodEducation 4.00 4.00
EDU 131 - Child, Family, and Community 3.00 3.00
EDU 153 - Health, Safety and Nutrition 3.00 3.00
Total: 10

Spring Semester 1

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
EDU 145 - Child Development II 3.00 3.00
EDU 146 - Child Guidance 3.00 3.00
Total: 6

 Upon completion of the EDU-119 course within the certificate shown above, students are eligible to apply for the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC) through the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education. Students must earn a C or better in EDU 119 in order to be eligible. Applications are available through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. See your advisor for
more details.

Upon completion of the certificate shown above, students are eligible to apply for the National Child Development Associate Credential (Preschool CDA credential) provided through the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC. Students must earn a C or better in all courses. These courses count for the 120 hours of professional education requirement. Additional requirements for the CDA must also be met before applying. See your advisor for more details or go to http://www.cdacouncil.org.