Students can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution or earn a certificate in Early Childhood Education. Students interested in a bachelor’s degree in education should use education courses as electives in an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science transfer degree.
Catalog Year 2019 - 2020
Early Childhood Education
Certificate of Achievement
Students will prepare to work in early childhood settings (day care, preschool education and community education programs) and learn human development and cognitive skills associated with early childhood and Pre-K children. Students interested in transferring to a four-year education program should consult with an academic counselor.
|Total Requirements||30 Units|
|Program Requirements||21 Units|
|ECE 121||Parent Care Relations||1|
|ECE 122||Observation Skills||1|
|ECE 129||Environment for Infant/Toddler||1|
|ECE 204||Principles of Child Guidance||3|
|ECE 231||Preschool Practicum: Early Childhood Lab||3|
|ECE 250||Intro to Early Childhood Education||3|
|ECE 251||Curriculum in Early Childhood Education||3|
|HDFS 201||Life Span Human Development||3|
|Choose 1-3 credits from related courses in any of the following subject areas: |
Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Human Development & Family Studies
|General Education Requirements||9 Units|
|English/Communications Requirements: |
Recommended: BUS 108
Must include a writing course
|Mathematics Requirement: |
Recommended: BUS 109
WNC offers introductory courses in teacher education that can transfer to universities of colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in education, include the University of Nevada, Reno and/or Nevada State College. These courses offer students a chance to prepare for a career in education. Through a well-established partnership with local schools, field experiences are an integral and early part of all teacher preparation courses. These courses can also be used to gain a substitute license or for paraprofessionals needing to qualify under federal legislation.
Students can transfer to Nevada State College and take classes at WNC locations and online to earn a bachelor’s degree and certification in elementary education.
They may also transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno to pursue a bachelor’s degree and certification in elementary education, special education/dual or secondary education.
WNC students who have an Associate of Arts degree or are close to completing the first two years of college can complete a four-year degree without leaving the Northern Nevada area. Through a partnership with NSC, students can take classes at WNC locations and online to earn a bachelor’s degree and certification in Elementary Education, K-8.
Contact PAT division for more information.