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Intermediate Certificate

Program Advisor: Flavia Mastellone, (413) 236-4626

After completion of the Introductory Early Childhood Education certificate or equivalent, students may begin work on this second rung in the Early Childhood Education career ladder. This certificate, together with nine months additional experience in the field, prepares people to pursue lead 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 122

Special Needs in Early Childhood Ed.

3

ECE 223

Practicum in Early Childhood

3

ECE 224

Seminar in Early Childhood Education

1

ECE

Early Childhood Electives (1)

6

SOC 105

Introductory Sociology

 

OR

 

SOC 136

Sociology of Marriage and the Family

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 122 

Special Needs in Early Childhood Education 

ECE 223

Practicum in Early Childhood Education 

ECE 224 

Seminar in Early Childhood Education 

ECE

Early Childhood Electives( see footnote 1) 

SOC 105 

Introductory Sociology OR 

SOC 136

Sociology of Marriage and The Family 

Footnotes:

  1. One of the early childhood electives must be either ECE 107, Understanding and Guiding Children's Behavior;    ECE 160, Curriculum in Early Childhood Education; or ECE 241, Creativity, a Child's Perspective. For those seeking to work with infants and toddlers, ECE 220, Infant and Toddler Care, should be taken, and the student should select this type of practicum.

NOTES: Should the student choose to continue toward an associate degree, the appropriate program whould be the Liberal Arts concentration in Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood electives will not apply to the degree program.

Any prior criminal offense could hinder placement in clinical agencies. See Criminal Offender Record Information Checks for details.

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

www.berkshirecc.edu/GainfulEmployment