Early Childhood, Birth-Age 8
This program can help Certified Elementary and Special Education teachers prepare to apply for Arizona's Early Childhood, Birth - Age 8 Endorsement. This standards-based curriculum emphasizes technology, diversity, and the application of current early childhood theory. Learn from field intensive, standards-based courses, as well as from a supervised and directed internship.
Before enrolling in this program, you must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have worked or be working on a state Elementary Education or Special Education certificate. Students should consult with the Arizona Department of Education certification unit prior to enrolling in classes. Previous coursework and/or work experience may apply toward the endorsement.
Program/Major Codes: CRDECE/ECK
What can I do with this certificate?
Career Options: Required to teach in public school Birth - Kindergarten classrooms after July 1, 2012 and recommended for 1st - 3rd grade classrooms.
Academic Options: Continue your education with post-graduate work in education or a subject discipline, or pursue other specialized endorsements offered by Pima.
More Information: Review program costs, student debt, on-time graduation and more.
Required Core Courses
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|ECE 108||Literature/Social Studies for Children||3|
|ECE 117||Child Growth and Development||3|
|ECE 118*||Foundation of Early Childhood Education||3|
|or CDA 102||The Child's Total Learning Environment||1|
|and CDA 121||Techniques for Observing Children||1|
|and CDA 271||Professionalism in Childcare||1|
|ECE 124||Math and Science for Children||3|
|ECE 125||Nutrition, Health, and Safety for the Young Child||3|
|ECE 211||Inclusion of Young Children with Special Needs||3|
|ECE 226||Teaching Techniques and Behavior Management||3|
|ECE 228||The Young Child: Family, Culture and Community||3|
|ECE 240||Assessment of Young Children||3|
|ECE 245||Integrating Learning and Lesson Planning through the Arts||3|
|ECE 246||Integrating Learning and Lesson Planning: Literacy||3|
|ECE 292**||Early Childhood Education: Theory to Practice||4|
* ECE 118 only applies if taken after Summer 2014.
** Students may request a waiver for the ECE 292 requirement provided one year of full-time early childhood (birth - preschool) experience can be documented, as per the Arizona Department of Education.