Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Jul 02, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

State Early Childhood Education Certificate, Certificate of Proficiency


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47 CREDITS

Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

The State Early Childhood Education Certificate aligns with the general staff qualification education requirements for staff interested in lead teacher and management level positions in ECE. All of the classes in this certificate apply towards the AAS in Early Childhood Education at LWTech.  

The State Early Childhood Education Certificate graduates will:

  • be prepared for a lead teacher or entry-level management position in the child care field
  • be prepared to maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • be prepared to monitor and make appropriate changes for safety in both the indoor and outdoor learning environment
  • plan and monitor the children’s menu and all food service
  • be prepared to apply learning theory and best practices in all interactions with children
  • be prepared to follow all guidelines as outlined by DEL
  • be prepared to establish positive and clear lines of communication with families and staff
  • be prepared to plan, implement and evaluate the children’s curriculum
  • be prepared to document children’s’ growth and development and use those documented observations to make program modifications to meet the needs of the individual child and to share with parents

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

General Education Requirements - 10 Credits


Diversity and Social Justice Requirement


Within the certificate requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101D meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Total Program Credits: 47


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