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2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Certificate Endorsement

This 27-credit-program is designed for individuals who hold elementary teaching certification and wish to add the Early  Childhood endorsement to their teaching certificates. All coursework applied toward the endorsement may also be applied  toward a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. Upon successful completion of the endorsement program and the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education, individuals will be eligible for a certificate endorsement in early childhood education (coded ZS in Michigan). A minimum of 300 contact hours in two of the three following age groups: infant-toddler, pre-primary and K-3rd grade (150 hours in each setting selected). Students should consult an early childhood advisor before registering for field courses.


  1. Core early childhood courses (18 credits).
    ECE 500 - Current Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education. ECE 520 - Early Childhood Special Education. 
    ECE 520 - Early Childhood Special Education. 
    ECE 522 - Understanding and Working with Parents of Young Children. ECE 533 - Working with Infants and Toddlers. 
    ECE 533 - Working with Infants and Toddlers. 
    ECE 541 - Developmental Assessment of Young Children’s Learning. 
    ECE 645 - Advanced Study of Early Childhood Integrated Curriculum. 
  2. Field Experiences (6 credits). Each includes minimum of 150 contact hours in age groups: Infant/Toddlers and one of Preprimary or Grades K-3.
    1. ECE 660 - Advanced Supervised Field Experience in Infant-Toddler Settings.   
    2. One from:
        ECE 661 - Advanced Supervised Field Experience in Pre-Primary Settings.      
        ECE 662 - Advanced Supervised Field Experience in Primary Settings. 
  3. Electives (3 credits).
    One from: ECE 543 , ECE 649 EDE 500 EDE 545  (prerequisite: EDE 432 / EDE 532 ), EDE 585 , EDE 601 EDN 510 ; EDR 520 , EDR 530 , EDR 535 , EDR 645 ; LIN 520 , LIN 521 ; PSY 500 .