Early Childhood Education Administrator (ECE.ADM.CA)

Certificate of Achievement

Human Services

Highland Lakes Campus

Successful completion of this option will result in a certificate of achievement as an Early Childhood Administrator. This certificate is designed for individuals who desire to earn credits specifically centered on directing an early childhood education program. This certificate meets State of Michigan Child Care Licensing required training for ECE Directors who have a degree in an outside field. Eligibility for this certificate is dependent upon the student achieving a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the required courses. The student may choose to continue and complete an Associate in Applied Science and/or additional certificates of achievement in the Early Childhood Education department.

Earning this certificate of achievement does not guarantee that the individual will be approved by the State of Michigan to be an director (see various requirements in State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Book). Additionally, the certificate prepares individuals for various administration positions but does not guarantee specific employment. Required credentials for director positions vary between early childhood education programs. Additionally, for employment individuals must meet pass State of Michigan Child Care Licensing background checks.  For details, contact (248) 942-3157.

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Major Requirements
ECE 1404Introduction to Early Childhood Careers3
ECE 1414Early Childhood Activities4
ECE 1500Infant and Toddler Curriculum4
ECE 2405Professional Issues in Early Childhood Education3
ECE 2415Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs3
Choose one of the following Courses2-3
CDA Preparation2
Early Childhood Nutrition, Health and Safety3
Family and Community Connections3
Educating the 'at Risk' Child in an Early Childhood Environment3
Total Credit Hours19-20

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

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