The Early Childhood Education Minors are intended to prepare students to become birth through third grade teaching specialists.
The Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning Department offers four programs in Early Childhood Education - including two majors and two minors.
Specializes in birth to grade 3 education
Optional Early Childhood Education certification/initial license in Washington State, or non-endorsement
Interactive coursework with authentic materials and manipulatives
Early childhood field experiences in daycare and centers
Focus on positive and productive parental involvement
Knowledgeable and experienced faculty who focus on early childhood learning through play, emergent literacy and math
Practical classroom management, instructional and assessment needed by beginning educators
Focus on whole child development and learning
Students who elect to complete this minor for a teacher certification endorsement in Early Childhood Education are strongly advised to simultaneously complete the Elementary Education major. Majors and minors will complete the program as a learning cohort (cohorts will begin winter and spring quarters). In addition, you must:
A student may complete this minor without gaining entry into the Teacher Certification Programs. Under such circumstances a teacher certification endorsement in Early Childhood will not be granted.
This option exists for those individuals who wish to work with young children in birth-age 8 settings that do not require teacher certification. All Early Childhood Education majors should discuss their options with an advisor prior to selecting a major.
While application to the Teacher Certification Program is not required, students enrolling in any Early Childhood Education Program class that has an embedded field experience, must have current WSP/FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
To learn more about, or to be advised in Early Childhood Education Minor Programs, contact the pre-program advisor located in Black Hall or at your Center location.
Black Hall 208-26
Black Hall 208-30
|Ms. Amy Meyers
|Ms. Amy Meyers
|Ms. Monica Medrano||Ms. Melanie Palm (509) 963-1407|
The Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning (EDTL) Department Programs accept a maximum of 10 credits of Early Childhood Education transfer courses from other accredited colleges. Please contact the EDTL Faculty Advisor to discuss and complete transfer substitution documents.
Classes must be completed in the identified sequence.
|EDEC 306 Professional Growth and Expectations||2|
|EDEC 307 Equity, Culture, and Anti-Bias in ECE||3|
|EDEC 312 Childhood Learning||3|
|EDEC 313 Materials and Manipulatives in ECE||3|
|EDEC 314 Learning Through Play||3|
|EDEC 321 Curriculum l: Infant and Toddlers||3|
|EDEC 412 Responsible Childhood Assessment||3|
|EDEC 322 Parent Involvement||3|
|EDEC 411 Curriculum ll: Preschool||3|
|EDEC 422 Classroom Management in an ECE Classroom||3|
|EDEC 424 Curriculum lll: Primary||3|
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