ECE Supervision and Administration
Certificate Program

ECE Supervision and Administration

Shaping the ECE classroom environment
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Sharon Pan, ECE Supervision and Administration Alumna

"Once you learn how to run a school and all the things that come with that it’s a totally different world."
Sharon Pan, ECE Supervision and Administration Alumna

Program Description

Classroom • Online • Blended

Head up your own ECE center. Running your own day care center or serving as a site supervisor for our youngest learners requires the vision of an entrepreneur, the skills of a manager, and the heart of a teacher. Learn best practices for recruiting, teacher training, and staff management while working toward your state child development site supervisor or program director permit. You will learn to instill positive guidance and discipline into your curriculum for infants, toddlers, and young children.

ECE Supervision and Administration certificate program objectives:

·    Develop age-appropriate curriculum for the ECE classroom

·    Understand social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development from prenatal stages through middle childhood

·    Promote oral language abilities through active use of books, poetry, dramatic play, and group discussion

·    Instill positive guidance and discipline

·    Learn how to introduce a love for math and art.

·    Decode healthcare policies and procedures in the child care setting

·    Communicate with and develop effective relationships with parents

Total Required: 6–9 courses/18 units. Take 4 core courses (12 units) and 2­–5 elective credit courses (6 units). End with certificate of completion review.

Time Commitment: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.

Estimated Cost: $3,000

F1 Students: [Costs for F-1 students]

Courses

Total Required: 6–9 courses/18 units. Take 4 core courses (12 units) and 2­–5 elective credit courses (6 units). End with certificate of completion review.

Required Courses

Summer Online

Elective Courses

Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Units: 0.0 ECED.X800
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Winter + Classroom and Online (Blended)
Summer + Classroom and Online (Blended)
Fall + Classroom and Online (Blended)
Spring + Classroom and Online (Blended)
Spring + Classroom and Online (Blended)
Spring + Classroom and Online (Blended)
Summer + Classroom and Online (Blended)

Required Certificate Review

Fall Online
Winter Online
Spring Online
Summer Online

Professional Development

Site Supervisor and Program Director credentialing. You must complete six semester units of coursework in administration and supervision of child care and development programs and two semester units in adult supervision to qualify for Site Supervisor and Program Director permits. Our courses help qualify you for these permits. Please go to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to learn how to qualify for Site Supervisor and Program Director permits by taking our courses.

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You are invited to declare candidacy in your certificate program as soon as possible so you can lock in the curriculum requirements and not be impacted by any subsequent program changes. Once you’ve declared, you have three years to complete the program.

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