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Certificate - Early Childhood Education Level II Credential

16-18 credit hours

Catalog Year 2018-2019

Early Childhood Education Level II Credential Certificate Requirements

The Illinois Gateways Level Two Credential is designed to support movement through the state of Illinois Career Lattice. The Level Two Credential expands on foundational professional knowledge, and supports progression to the Level Three Credential or direct exit into the field.

Class Title Credit Hours
CHLD 102
OR
CHLD 121 & 122
Growth & Development of the Young Child
OR
Foudations of Child Development I (PLA) & Foundations of Child Development II (PLA)
3
OR
2 & 1
Total Credit Hours 3

Certificate Options

Choose one of the following options:

Career Option

Choose this option if you are planning on transitioning directly into the workforce.

Class Title Credit Hours
CHLD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHLD 105
OR
CHLD 124
Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs
OR
Curriculum in EC Settings I
3
OR
2
CHLD 109
OR
CHLD 128
Observation & Assessment of Young Children
OR
Foundations of Observation and Assessment I
3
OR
2
CHLD 202 Health, Safety & Nutrition for the Young Child 3
CHLD 209
OR
CHLD 238 & 239
Child, Family & Community
OR
Partnering with Families and Communities I (PLA) & Partnering with Families and Communities II (PLA)
3
OR
2 & 1
Total Credit Hours 13-15

Transfer to ISU Option

Please consult with advisor if you are transferring to another university.

Class Title Credit Hours
ART 220 Arts for Early Childhood: Visual Arts 3
CHLD 110 Introduction to Human Verbal Development 3
CHLD 207 Exceptional Child 3
CHLD 209
OR
CHLD 238 & 239
Child, Family & Community
OR
Partnering with Families and Communities I (PLA) & Partnering with Families and Communities II (PLA)
3
OR
2 & 1
EDUC 135 Multicultural Education 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Note: If transferring to ISU's ECE program, completion of the Associates in Arts in addition to CHLD 102, 110, 207, 209, EDUC 135 and the completion of the ACT with a score of 22 (with writing) or the Basic Skills test is required.

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Early Childhood Education Questions

Contact the Social Sciences Department

Early Childhood Practitioner Partnership Program at Heartland Community College