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Early Childhood Education Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete the Early Childhood Education certificate or degree you want to earn.

Early Childhood Education Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering the following programs is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff. You may need to complete program entry requirements. Then your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Prerequisites
ClassTitleCredit Hours
MTH020 Basic Mathematics 4
RD090 College Textbook Reading 3
WR090  Fundamentals of Writing 4

Early Childhood Education Certificate

TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 ECE150 Introduction and Observation 3
HDF222 Family Relationships 3
HDF225 Prenatal, Infant, and Toddler Development 3
HDF249 Introduction to Working with Infants and Toddlers 3
MTH060 Introductory Algebra (or higher) 4
WR121 Academic Composition (or higher) 4
2 ECE151 Observing and Guiding Behavior 3
ECE152 Creative Activities 3
ECE155 Child Nutrition, Health, and Safety 3 or
NFM225 Nutrition 4
ECE161 Infant/Toddler Practicum 3
ECE162 Early Childhood Educator Orientation 2
HDF247  Preschool Child Development 3
3 ECE153 Music and Movement for Young Children 3
ECE154 Children’s Literature and Literacy 3
ECE163 Preschool Practicum 4
HDF229 Middle Childhood Development 3 or
MTH211 Elementary Mathematics 1 4
HDF248 Learning Experiences for Young Children 4

Infant/Toddler Certificate

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 HDF225 Prenatal, Infant, and Toddler Development 3
HDF249 Introduction to Working with Infants and Toddlers 3
2 ECE151 Observing and Guiding Behavior 3
HDF222 Family Relationships  
3 ECE161 Infant/Toddler Practicum 3

Preschool Certificate 

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 HDF222 Family Relationships 3
HDF247 Preschool Child Development 3
2 ECE151 Observing and Guiding Behavior 3
ECE152 Creative Activities 3
3 ECE162 Early Childhood Educator Orientation 2

Early Childhood Education Degree

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 ECE150  Introduction and Observation 3
HDF222 Family Relationships 3
HDF225 Prenatal, Infant, and Toddler Development  3
HDF249 Introduction to Working with Infants and Toddlers 3
WR121 Academic Composition+ (or higher) 4
2 ECE151  Observing and Guiding Behavior. 3
ECE152 Creative Activities 3
ECE155 Child Nutrition, Health, and Safety 3 or
NFM225  Nutrition 4
ECE161 Infant/Toddler Practicum 3
ECE162 Early Childhood Educator Orientation 2
HDF247 Preschool Child Development 3
3 ECE153 Music and Movement for Young Children 3
ECE154 Children’s Literature and Literacy. 3
ECE163 Preschool Practicum**** 4
HDF229 Middle Childhood Development 3 or
MTH211 Elementary Mathematics 1 4
HDF248 Learning Experiences for Young Children 4
4 ECE251 Young Children Environments 3
ECE261 Student Teaching 1*** 6
HDF285 Professional Issues in Early Childhood Education 3
MTH060 Introductory Algebra (or higher) 4
5 ECE280 Cooperative Work Experience 4 or
BI101 General Biology: Ecology and Diversity 4
HDF257 Home, School, and Community 3
HDF258 Teaching in an Anti-Bias Classroom*** 3 or
GEG106 Cultural Geography 4
  Arts and Letters elective* 4 or
  Science/Applied Science elective* 4 or
  Communications elective* ** 4 or
  Computer Science elective 3
6 ECE262 Student Teaching 2*** 6 or
MTH212 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics 2 4
MTH213 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics 3 4
ECE295 Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs 3 or
COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
  Arts and Letters elective* 4
  Science/Applied Science elective* 4
  Communications elective* 4

*Selection may not be repeated.

***Students transferring to Western Oregon University should see advisor.

****Requires recommendation from two Early Childhood Education program faculty members.