Early Childhood Education Lead Preschool Teacher (ECE.PST.CA)

Certificate of Achievement

Human Services

Orchard Ridge Campus

Successful completion of this option will result in a certificate of achievement in Early Childhood Education Lead Preschool Teacher.  This certificate is designed for individuals who desire to earn credits specifically centered on leading a preschool classroom.  This certificate provides individuals with the training hours and content that is required for a Preschool CDA through the Council of Professional Recognition.  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 earn a Preschool CDA.  Additionally, the certificate prepares individuals for various positions but does not guarantee specific employment. Required credentials for 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 2405Professional Issues in Early Childhood Education3
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 Hours12-13

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

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