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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education - State Initial Early Childhood Education Certificate (statewide)

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Program Description The Early Childhood Education Department has the ECE State Certificate, available as a stackable certificate. Coursework taken to complete the ECE Stackable State Certificate includes this 12 credit initial certificate, and can be combined with a short certificate of specialization (8 additional credits) for a total of 20 credits. These apply toward the ECE State Certificate (47 credits), an ECE Intermediate Certificate (57 credits), an ECE ATA Degree (90 credits), and an ECE AAS-T Degree (90 credits). The ECE State Certificate program is designed to provide the core learning necessary for preparing students for entry level career positions in early childhood (birth to eight years) settings and for providing the opportunity to continue their professional academic education. This certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 12 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (12 credits)

OUTCOME: Document and demonstrate understanding of professionally defined characteristics, standards, practices, and teaching strategies of effective early childhood teachers.

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is 40E. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

The advisors for this program are:
Connie Schatz | | 425.640.1612
Sandy Arnold | | 425.640.1021
Department website:
Early Childhood Education |

Certificate General Information

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Program of Study Outcomes Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to for more information.

College Resources

Gainful Employment Information may be available for this program.



Dean’s Signature and Date Advisor’s Signature and Date
Eff: Summer 2017  

Internal Coding

EPC - 40E
TC - 12
CIP - 131210
Last revised - 2017/02/10

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