Morgan Community College

Early Childhood Education

The group of three Early Childhood Education Program certificates prepare students for Infant/Toddler Teacher Leader, preschool group leader, and/or Early Childhood Education Director-qualified positions in early childhood care and education programs. A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses leading to a certificate or degree. The Early Childhood Director Certificate meets current director requirements for the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Early Childhood Education Background Check Policy

A national criminal background check is required for every Early Childhood Education student at Morgan Community College. In order to participate in the ECE program, in lecture or practicum based courses, you will be required to complete a criminal background check through Certified Background. Each student is responsible for completing a criminal background and fingerprint check at http://cccs.certifiedbackground.com/ and is responsible for the cost of them. The background and fingerprint checks are a requirement of MCC; therefore, any previous background and fingerprint checks completed for employment will not suffice. This policy is implemented and monitored by the MCC Human Resources Department.

Students enrolling in any ECE course must pass the criminal background and fingerprint checks before they are allowed to start observation or practicum hours with children. Contact Human Resources if you are enrolling in an ECE online course for information on how to complete the background check process.

The background check and the fingerprint check is valid from the date of clearance as long as the student is continuously enrolled at MCC or in a CCCS approved program with no more than one semester lapse in enrollment. The Vice President of Instruction or the Division Chair for Arts and Sciences can request additional background checks at any time. The student will be responsible for the additional cost. In some cases, additional background checks may be required by a practicum site.

Should any required record indicate that a student is unable to work with children, he or she will not be eligible to complete courses requiring interaction with children. In the even that a student's background check prevents one from working with children or be hired at an educational facility including child care centers, preschools, Head Start family child care homes, elementary schools, the Division Chair for Arts and Sciences or Student Services will work with the student to individualize an alternative education plan and career path.

NOTE: Do NOT delay - Fingerprint check processing can take up to 6 months for processing. Contact MCC Human Resources Department for additional assistance or questions.

Early Childhood Education Director Certificate

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Each student is responsible for completing a criminal background and fingerprint check at http://cccs.certifiedbackground.com/ and is responsible for any costs.

See EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Course

Course Title

Credits

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102

Early Childhood Lab Techniques

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Children

3

ECE 205

Nutrition Health & Safety

3

ECE 220

Curriculum Development: Methods & Techniques

3

ECE 238

Child Growth & Development

3

ECE 240

Administration of Early Childhood Care & Education Programs (Capstone)

3

ECE 241

Human Relations for Early Childhood Professionals

3

ECE 111

Infant/Toddler Theory & Practice

3

ECE 260

Exceptional Child

3

TOTAL CREDITS

30

M_CER_ECCA approved 2012

NOTE: Successful completion of these courses along with verified work experience is required to earn a Director Certificate. A Level 2 Early Childhood Professional Credential is available when you complete these courses. For more information, visit the Colorado Office of Professional Development web site at http://coloradoofficeofprofessionaldevelopment.org/index.cfm?PID=1332&ID=5454,20140,0.

Check with an ECE Academic Advisor for any additional requirements.

Early Childhood Education - Infant/Toddler Teacher Certificate

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Each student is responsible for completing a criminal background and fingerprint check at http://cccs.certifiedbackground.com/ and is responsible for any costs.

See EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Note: Not Financial Aid eligible

Course

Course Title

Credits

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Children

3

ECE 111

Infant & Toddler Theory & Practice

3

ECE 112

Infant & Toddler Lab

3

ECE 238

Child Growth & Development

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

M_CER_ITGL approved 2012

Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Each student is responsible for completing a criminal background and fingerprint check at http://cccs.certifiedbackground.com/ and is responsible for any costs.

See EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Course

Course Title

Credits

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102

Early Childhood Lab Techniques

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Children

3

ECE 220

Curriculum Development: Methods & Techniques

3

ECE 238

Child Growth & Development

3

ECE 205

Nutrition, Health and Safety

3

ECE 260

Exceptional Child will be required for teacher and director certificates to meet Head Start requirements

 

3

TOTAL CREDITS

21

M_CER_PSGL approved 2012



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2015-2016 Morgan Community College Catalog & November 2015 Addendum

CATALOG INFORMATION

ADDENDUM 2015-2016

GOVERNANCE

MISSION, VISION, VALUES & STRATEGIC COMMITMENTS

MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

HISTORY

ACCREDITATION

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

ACADEMIC STANDING

ADMISSIONS

ADVISING

ASSESSMENT

COLLEGE CLOSURES

COURSES

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (Alphabetical)

AAA-Advancing Academic Achievement Courses

ABM-Agriculture Business Management Courses

ACC-Accounting Courses

ACT-Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AGB-Agriculture Business Courses

AGE-Agriculture Economics Courses

AGY- Agriculture Crop and Soils Courses

AME-Agriculture Mechanics Courses

ANT-Anthropology Courses

ART-Art Courses

ASE-Automotive Service Technology Courses

ASL-American Sign Language Courses

AST-Astronomy Courses

AVT-Aviation Technology

BIO-Biology Courses

BTE-Business Technologies Courses

BUS-Business Courses

CCR-College Composition and Reading Courses

CHE-Chemistry Courses

CIS-Computer Information Systems Courses

COM-Communication Courses

CRJ-Criminal Justice Courses

CSC-Computer Science Courses

CSL-Counseling Courses

ECE-Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO-Economics Courses

EDU-Education Courses

EIC-Electricity Industrial/Commercial Courses

ELT-Electronics Courses

EMS-Emergency Medical Services Courses

ENG-English Courses

ENV-Environmental Science Courses

ESL-English as a Second Language Courses

FST-Fire Science Technology Courses

Foreign Language Courses***

GEO-Geography Courses

GEY-Geology Courses

HHP-Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS-History Courses

HPR-Health Professional Courses

HUM-Humanities Courses

HWE-Health and Wellness Courses

JOU-Journalism Courses

LIT-Literature Courses

MAN-Management Courses

MAR-Marketing Courses

MAT-Mathematics Courses

MGD-Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MOT-Medical Office Technology Courses

MST-Massage Therapy Courses

MTE-Manufacturing Technology Courses

MUS-Music Courses

NUA-Nursing Assistant Courses

NUR-Nursing Courses

PED-Physical Education Courses

PHI-Philosophy Courses

PHY-Physics Courses

POS-Political Science Courses

PPT-Power Plant Technology Courses

PSY-Psychology Courses

RAM-Range Management Courses

REA-Reading Courses

REE-Real Estate Courses

RTE-Radiologic Technology Courses

SCI-Science Courses

SOC-Sociology Courses

SPA-Spanish Language Courses

SVT-Sport Vehicle Technology Courses

THE-Theatre Courses

WEL-Welding Courses

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

List of Degrees & Certificates Offered

Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts Degrees with Designation

Associate of Arts: Other Agreements

Associate of General Studies

Associate of Science

A.S. Degrees With Designation

Agriculture & Rural Business

Applied Technology

Automotive Collision Repair

Automotive Service Technology

Business

Early Childhood Education

Emergency Medical Services

Health Science Technology

Human Performance/ Physical Fitness

Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance

Massage Therapy

Medical Office Technologies

Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Multimedia

Nurse Aide

Nursing

Phlebotomy

Radiology Technology

Welding Technologies

FINANCIAL AID

GRADES & GRADING

GRADUATION & TRANSFER

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

PERSONNEL & STAFF DIRECTORY

REGISTRATION

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

MISSION, VISION, VALUES & STRATEGIC COMMITMENTS

STUDENT RECORDS AND TRANSCRIPTS

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES, & SERVICES

STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES

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