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Do you love being around young people? Interested in changing what school looks like?  Do you thrive on connecting with others? Explore early childhood education while earning college credit.  No prior courses or experience necessary.

Learners in this pathway will discover multiple facets of early learning success as they engage in their own hands-on experiential learning. Students will understand how to create the circumstances learning to work for birth to age 8 learners.  Learning structures include technology, collaboration, and creativity.  This pathway is one to two years and learners have the opportunity to earn PSD credits along with 12 CE credits per year at no cost. Students who complete two full years in the pathway can earn up to 24 CE credits.  

Year 1 Concurrent Enrollment Courses (12 CE Credits):

  • ECE 101 - Intro to Early Childhood (3 CE credits, 5 PSD credits)
  • ECE 102 - Intro to Early Childhood Lab Techniques (3 CE credits, 5 PSD credits)
  • EDEC 205 - Nutrition, Health & Safety (3 CE credits, 5 PSD Wellness credits)
  • ELIT 290 - Survey of Diverse Literature for Children (3 CE credits, 5 PSD Language Arts credits)

Anticipated Year 2 Concurrent Enrollment Courses (12 CE Credits):

  • ECE 103 - Guidance Strategies for Young Children (3 CE credits)
  • ECLD 350 - Teaching Young Bilingual Children (3 CE credits)
  • ET 340 - Integration of Technology into Teaching & Learning (2 CE credits)
  • EDFE 179 - Introduction to Field Experience (1 CE credit)
  • EDSE 431 - Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education (3 CE credits)

Learners have the option to gain the Early Childhood Professional Credential 1. 

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Futures Lab Seminar

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

2020-2021 (all semesters, AM & PM)

Course Description

Come get unschooled. Let your curiosity and imagination guide your learning journey as you develop skills and mindsets necessary to build a better world.

Through engaging, relevant, and authentic projects, students will hone workforce readiness and professional skills, by working on dynamic and collaborative teams. Entrepreneurship and literacy are integrated through examination of personal strengths and areas of growth via investigation into the topics of resilience, self-awareness, and communication. These areas have been identified through collaboration with industry partners and higher education professionals.  This course will provide 5 credits toward the Language Arts graduation requirement, as well as 1 CSU Introduction to Business credit.

This is a semester long course that will allow students to integrate literacy, entrepreneurship, and essential professional skills. Students will engage in units that will explore self-awareness, communication, and resilience throughout the course.  Within each of these units students will have the opportunity to analyze and create written pieces reflective of topics relevant to them.

Course ID: 2410CECSU

*NCAA Course Information for Counselors

Graduation Requirement
Concurrent Enrollment
Prerequisites

None.