This certificate meets the Department of Education's Office of Early Learning Career Pathways requirement for the Florida Advanced Early Care and Education Credential (FAECEC).
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
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Early Child Development Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2019 (555)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2019 (555), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Program Leadership Information
This 36-credit certificate is part of the A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. Students earning the Certificate will gain skills and knowledge to provide quality care to young children in early childhood care and education settings. The Certificate also meets the Office of Early Learning Career Pathways requirement for the Florida Advanced Early Care and Education Credential (FAECEC).
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester. Students entering this program who have earned a prior degree (AS, AA, Baccalaureate) should speak with an advisor regarding course requirements ENC 1101, SPC 1608 and PHI 1600.
Florida CIP Code
0419070904: Family Child Care
Federal CIP Code
19.0709: Child Care Provider/Assistant.
Job Related Opportunities
- Preschool Teacher; head Start Teacher; Early Head Start Teacher
All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" or better.
MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 36 credits
1 Completion of this course with a minimum grade of "C" satisfies 3 credits of the General Education Communications (core) requirement.
2 Completion of this course with a minimum grade of "C" satisfies 3 credits of the General Education Speech requirement.
3 Completion of this course with a minimum grade of "C" satisfies 3 credits of the General Education Ethics requirement.
CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION
The Early Child Development Certificate is part of and transfers to SPC's Early Childhood Education Associate of Science Degree. After you complete the A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education, you have the option to complete the credits needed to earn an A.A. degree and then transfer to SPC's Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Studies Preschool track.
NOTE: The Early Childhood A.S. degree does not lead to a teaching certificate.