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Early Childhood Teacher CDHS Minimal Qualifications Certificate

Early Childhood Teacher CDHS (Colorado Department of Human Services) Minimal Qualifications Certificate

Want to make a difference in a young child's life? Consider the field of Early Childhood Education. Research supports the importance of high quality, early childhood programs which impact children's development throughout their school years and on into adult life. One of the most importance influences is the teacher.

Arapahoe Community College and the Early Childhood Education program faculty are committed to prepare professionals to work with young children, birth through age 8 in a variety of settings. The Early Childhood Teacher CDHS Minimal Qualifications Certificate will prepare students for early childhood teacher positions in early childhood care and education settings. Upon completion of these classes, you will have met academic requirements as an Early Childhood Teacher. In addition to the academic requirements, the Colorado Department of Human Services requires at least 24 months (3,640 hours) of verifiable work experience.

All Early Childhood and general education coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Certificate

CIP 190709 (ECT3)

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Prospective new students for the ECE certificates are required to meet with an ECE faculty member to plan their program of study.
  • Completion of a basic background check is required for all students entering this certificate. The process is completed online with an associated cost.
  • Those that wish to have Early Childhood Education coursework transferred in should have their official transcripts mailed to ACC. Only ECE coursework from Regionally Accredited Institutions will be accepted. ECE trainings from institutions like Montessori can be used to satisfy prerequisites but will not be used as transfer credit that can be applied to your program.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(6 credit hours)

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

 

OR

 

 

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Children

3

ECE

Elective Course of Choice

3

Total

(6 credit hours)

Graduation Requirements

  • All Early Childhood and general education coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

"Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/gainful-employment-disclosure-information."

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