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Early Childhood Education Level II Credential (Certificate)

15 credit hours.

This web page is currently undergoing revisions. Please call an academic advisor at 309-268-8033 for current course information.

The Illinois Gateway 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.

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
CHLD 102 Growth and Development of the Young Child 3
CHLD 202 Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child 3

Electives (9 credit hours):

Course Course Name Credit Hours
CHLD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHLD 105 Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs 3
CHLD 109 Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3
CHLD 201 Child Development Practicum I 3
CHLD 209 Child, Family and Community 3

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