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Early Childhood Education Certificates


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The certificates offered by CMC meet or exceed the educational requirements needed to apply for certificates offered through the Department of Human Services. Once you complete the required coursework at CMC, you must apply directly through the state office to receive CDHS credentials. The state also has experience requirements on top of any required classes. The requirements in this field change frequently. For more specific information on licensing requirements or state credentials, please contact Barbara Jackman at 970-968-5820. 1000-level courses should be completed prior to taking 2000-level courses. It is strongly recommended students work with a college counselor or advisor for course sequence planning.

The curriculum in these certificates includes many of the courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education  and the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Teacher Education  and credits may be applied toward those degrees. 

Students must demonstrate college-level composition and reading for all ECE courses. For details see your advisor.

The Early Childhood Education Certificates are offered at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Salida, Steamboat Springs, and Vail Valley at Edwards. Not every class is offered on every campus, some campuses may require travel between sites or technology enhanced modalities to complete the certificates. For more information, please see Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College.

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Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Assistant Teacher


This certificate prepares individuals seeking employment as an early childhood assistant teacher who will be responsible for a single group of children working under the supervision of a director. CMC’s Early Childhood Assistant Teacher certificate meets the education requirements for CDHS’s Early Childhood Teacher qualification. Students may apply and obtain an Official Early Childhood Teacher Qualification Verification Letter from the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Division of Child Care upon meeting certain requirements. There are additional experience requirements required by CDHS.  Please see your advisor or contact CDHS. 

Please note: CDHS has work experience requirements in addition to the education requirement for this certificate. Please contact Barbara Jackman at Dillon for this information.

Minimum Hours Required


Minimum Credit Hours Required (6)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (90)

This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.
 

Minimum Hours Required


Minimum Credit Hours Required (18)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (292.5)

This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.
 

Minimum Hours Required


Minimum Credit Hours Required (30)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (472.5)

For federal student aid purposes, this program meets the minimum requirements of 30 credit hours and 30 weeks of instruction and is financial aid eligible.
 

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State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).

 

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