Early Care & Education: Sustaining a Green Program

Designed for beginning and experienced Early Care and Education teachers who are seeking or are in leadership positions in the field.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 4

Estimated Cost: $2,180.69

Admission Dates: Classes are offered in the evenings with an arranged practicum experience.

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 82.

Classes are designed to promote awareness and increase skill in creating and maintaining sustainable (green) practices in teachers’ programs. This certificate can be taken on its own or as a follow-up to the Creating a Green Classroom Certificate. Classes are offered in the evenings with an arranged practicum experience.

Employability Requirement: To become a licensed child care provider in Washington, you must participate in a Department of Early Learning (DEL) licensing orientation and apply for and receive licensure. State law requires DEL to run background checks on anyone who is authorized to care for or has unsupervised access to children in licensed child care facilities.

Program Length: This program is approximately four quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete graduation requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum of a C grade to graduate.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
ECE 126 Nature and the Outdoor Classroom 2
ECE 134 Issues and Trends Green 2
ECE 190 ECE Practicum IV Green 3
ECED& 139 Administration of Early Learning Programs 3
ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3
ECS 149 ECE Curriculum — Health, Safety, Nutrition and Cooking Lab 4
ECS 277 Professionalism & Ethics in ECE 2
  Total Credits for Completion 19