Prepare to care for preschool students
If you want to teach preschool children, this 12-credit Preschool Specialization Certificate can be a perfect fit. Earn this certificate and continue into our Early Childhood Education Associate of Science Degree.
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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Skills you learn in the Preschool Specialization Certificate
- Early childhood development
- Guiding young children
- Developing creative activities for young children
- Developing cognitive activities that help young children learn about math, language arts, science, social studies and health.
Preschool Specialization Certificate Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2015 (495)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2015 (495), 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 12-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 preschool-age children in early childhood settings.
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.
Florida CIP Code
0419070908: FAMILY CHILD CARE
Federal CIP Code
19.0709: Child Care Provider/Assistant.
Job Related Opportunities
- Preschool Teacher; Head Start Teacher
MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 12 credits
CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION
The Preschool Specialization 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 subplan.
NOTE: The Early Childhood A.S. degree does not lead to a teaching certificate.