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2023-24 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-24 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook

Early Childhood Education - Early Literacy Certificate (C55220F)

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The curriculum prepares students to create and implement a variety of literacy activities that can be implemented in early childhood education classrooms. Emphasis is placed on practical application of skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Use multidimensional knowledge (child development, ability, cultural, and other contexts) to support individual children
  2. Build supportive and collaborative partnerships with diverse families and community resources and agencies
  3. Use a broad repertoire of evidence-based, anti-bias teaching skills and practices responsive to children’s individual developmental, ability, cultural, and linguistic needs
  4. Demonstrate pedagogical knowledge, application, integration, and modification of academic content in the early childhood curriculum 

Additional Program Requirements for Early Childhood Education

  • All students are required to submit documentation of additional non-academic criteria which will include a valid Criminal Background Check (CBC) qualification letter obtained through Division of Child Development & Early Education (DCDEE). Instructions will be provided in EDU 119. Students who do not submit a valid CBC Qualification letter will not successfully complete Early Childhood Education.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses applied towards degree requirements

Total Program Hours: 13


The courses taken in this certificate program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

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