Early Childhood Inclusion Specialization, College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)
The purpose of this program is to prepare students as early childhood education caregivers with an Early Childhood Inclusion Specialization or to provide supplementary training for personal previously or currently employed in these occupations. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires children to be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment. As a result, there is an increased need for child care center teachers to have education in working with young children with disabilities. Inclusive classrooms and the benefits of early intervention are becoming more widely known and understood. This certificate program will enhance a teacher’s employability in the marketplace. The 12 credit hour certificate is composed of coursework already embedded in the Child Development Early intervention certificate program. This certificate will provide students with an intermediate step as they work toward the CDEI certificate and continue on for the AS degree in Early Childhood Education.
Florida Gateway College Online
Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315. A student who does not achieve minimum scores will be required to take developmental educations classes in English, math, reading, and SLS 1501 the College Experience.
Classes are delivered online.
Salaries begin at $11.65 per hour or $26,640 per year.
Graduates of this program have a variety of career position opportunities as early childhood education caregivers. Specifically, graduates can become Child Care Teachers and Teacher Assistants.
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To be officially considered for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED certificate, submit an application to FGC, and take a placement exam if not exempt by the state board of education rule 6A-10.0315.
The 4 courses for this program are: CHD 1220, EEC 1001, EEC 2300, and EEC 2013. To learn more about the courses included in the Early Childhood Inclusion Specialization, C.C.C., refer to the A.S. in Early Childhood Education.
These 12 hours cannot be a combination of 12 Personal Enrichment hours; they must be declared as a major in the degree or certificate-seeking process.
By completing these courses, students will earn 12 college credits towards the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of early intervention and inclusion strategies.
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