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Introductory Certificate

Program Advisor: Flavia Mastellone, 413-236-4626

The Introductory Early Childhood Education certificate is the first step in a career ladder leading to greater qualifications for work with young children. With the experience provided in the practicum (ECE 123), those completing this certificate will be ready to apply for teacher qualification through the Office for Child Care Services. The required ECE courses will be offered in the evening, in rotation.

Graduation Requirements
To earn a certificate in this program, a student must complete all program credits and the additional requirements shown below.

Program

16 Credits

ECE 101  

Early Childhood Growth and Development 

3

ECE 104  

Intro to Early Childhood Education 

3

ECE 123

Practicum in Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 124

Seminar in Early Childhood Education

1

ENG 101

Composition I

3

PSY 107

Introductory Psychology

3

 

Additional As Shown

 

Demonstrated college-level skills in reading and writing 

 

 Minimum Cumulative Average Overall

2.000

 Minimum Cumulative Average in Program

2.000

Suggested sequence of courses
The actual time to complete the program may vary according to each student's individual needs.

 ECE 101

Early Childhood Growth and Development 

 ECE 104

Intro to Early Childhood Education

 ECE 123

Practicum in Early Childhood Education

 ECE 124

Seminar in Early Childhood Education

 ENG 101 

Composition l

 PSY 107

Introductory Psychology

NOTES: Any prior criminial offense could hinder placement in clinical agencies.
See Criminal Offender Record Information Checks.

For Gainful Employment disclosure information on this program follow this link:

www.berkshirecc.edu/GainfulEmployment