|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Learning Community Seminar for First Year Students||LCS101||3|
|Program Environments||ECE106||3||ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement|
|Child Growth/Development||ECE103||3||ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement|
|Curriculum in Early Childhood Education||ECE104||3||ECE103|
|CDA Professional Portfolio||ECE223||3||Admission to the program; ECE101; ECE103; ECE104; ECE106; ENG111 and LCS101|
|CDA Mentoring and Coaching Practicum||ECE224||3||ECE223 with grade of B or better or concurrently with Dept. Chair approval|
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Note: Student may choose LCS that best fits his/her interests. Due to the prerequisite requirements, it may not be possible to complete this certificate program in one year.
This program prepares students as teachers and/or lead teachers in the State of Massachusetts. Students must meet additional experiential requirements by working in a licensed child care program during or after meeting the educational requirements for teacher and/or lead teacher certification.
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Childhood Development Certificate Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178 B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Graduates of this program are academically qualified in the State of Massachusetts through the Department of Early Education and Care to be either teacher or lead teacher qualified once work experience is completed as required by the state. For more information contact the Department Chair.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/certificate-programs.