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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Technical Certificate

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For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

The Early Childhood Education Technical Certificate prepares the student for employment in the field of childcare and early education.  Students who receive CDA (Child Development Associate) credential through Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) are given an opportunity to strengthen their skills and knowledge in curriculum development for young children and receive necessary training for CDA renewal.

The Early Childhood Education Technical Certificate is embedded within the Associate of Arts, and the Associate of Science, General Studies area of emphasis.  Courses in this certificate may be used to award the area of emphasis.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to become a successful early childhood provider.

  2. Students will demonstrate and understanding of family relationships, individual and cultural diversity, child development, developmentally appropriate practice, observation and assessments, learning environment, health and safety, guidance, and orientation to professionalism in the field of early childhood education.

CIP Code: (12) 19.0706.00

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (24)

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (12)

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