2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Early Childhood Education Advanced Certificate

A student who completes the Advanced Certificate in ECE is prepared to enter the early care and education profession as a highly skilled teacher of birth-preschool. The Advanced ECE certificate can also fulfill the Early Childhood Endorsement requirements from the Arizona Department of Education to assist elementary education teachers to earn their early childhood endorsement.

All credits earned apply to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

Credits Hours Required: 30-31

Note: A current Arizona fingerprint clearance card is required for students working in the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center. A current card in Pediatric First Aid and Safety will be required for graduation.



ECE Advanced Certificate Suggested Course Sequence  



Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education - Advanced Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Build strong relationships with families through understanding, respect and valuing the characteristics of both the families and their communities. (ECE 240)
  2. Articulate historical perspectives, as well as current trends, in the field of Early Childhood Education. (ECE 200)
  3. Apply relationship-based proactive strategies to promote pro-social development of young children, aged birth through 8 years. (ECE 260)
  4. Identify strategies to plan and implement instructional practices to promote literacy in children birth-age eight. (ECE 230)
  5. Use formal and informal observation techniques to document the development and learning in young children. (ECE 210, ECE 216, ECE 222, ECE 234, ECE 290, ECE 291)
  6. Provide opportunities and environments that support the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language and creative development and learning in children birth-age eight. (ECE 202, ECE 216, ECE 222, ECE 290, ECE 291)
  7. Apply ethical and professional standards that emphasize reflective practices in working with young children, parents, other professionals and self. (ECE 202, ECE 210, ECE 216, ECE 222, ECE 290, ECE 291)
  8. Implement basic health, safety, and nutritional practices with young children as required by regulation. (ECE 270, ECE 290, ECE 291)