These certificates enable students to meet the educational qualifications for Group Leader or Director as defined by the Department of Human Services of the State of Colorado. Early childhood education, like all education, demands well-prepared teachers. A growing body of research supports the value of high-quality early childhood programs for children’s later success in school and later in life, and the most important part of that is the teacher. 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 the Summit Campus.
Students must demonstrate college-level reading for all ECE courses except ECE 111 and ECE 112 . Prior to enrollment in all ECE courses, students must place into REA 090 (or higher) through the Accuplacer assessment. For details see your advisor.