Certificate of Completion Option I (12 credit)

The 12-credit Early Childhood Option I Certificate of Completion is for those with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than Early Childhood, Child Development, or Elementary Education. It shows that the student fulfills Hawai’i Dept. of Human Services teacher requirements (education requirement – there is also an experience requirement). 2.0 GPA required for all courses taken for the certificate.

Certificate of Completion Option I Option Early Childhood Education – 12 credits from this list:

ED 105 – Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: ENG 19 with grade C or better, or placement at least ENG 22, or consent.

ED 110 – Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: ENG 19 with grade C or better, or placement at least ENG 22, or consent.

ED 115 – Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100, or consent.

ED 131 – Early Childhood Development: Theory into Practice (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100, or consent.

ED 140/FAMR 140 – Guidance of Children in Groups (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: ED 131, or consent.

ED 245/FAMR 235 WI (Writing Intensive) – Child, Family, Community (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100, or consent.

ED 190 OR ED 191V – Early Childhood Field Experience IA (190) or IB (191V) (4 credits)

      Prerequisites for 190: Permission of instructor; and ED 110 and ED 131 both with grade C or better, and ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100. Recommended: ED 105. Note: Students may be required to obtain a physical or doctor’s note and to be fingerprinted,all the student’s expense.

 

    Prerequisites for 191V: Permission of instructor; and ED 110 and ED 131 both with grade C or better, and ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100. For Preschool CDA candidates, Preschool CDA Certificate of Competence required. Recommended: ED 105. Note: Students may be required to obtain a physical or doctor’s note and to be fingerprinted,all the student’s expense.

ED 263 – Language and Creative Expression Curriculum (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: ED 110 and ED 131, or consent.

ED 264 – Inquiry and Physical Curriculum (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: ED 110 and ED 131, or consent.

ED 275 – Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100, or consent.

ED 291V – Early Childhood Field Experience II (3 credits counted for Certificate – most students need to take it for 4 credits)

    Prereq: Permission of instructor; and ED 105, ED/FAMR 140, ED 190/191v, and ED 245/FAMR 235. Coreq: ED 263 or 264. Recommended: ED 115. Note: Students may be required to obtain a physical or doctor’s note and to be fingerprinted, all at student’s expense.