Become a Teacher – Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Families
Begin a meaningful career guiding the education and development of young children. Early Childhood education focuses on positive learning and developmental experiences for infants, toddlers, preschool and primary age children.
Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare you to work with young children (birth through eight years of age) in a variety of settings. Students are involved in observation, participation and practical experience in a variety of classroom settings. A broad, liberal arts curriculum with emphasis on human relations is also an integral part of the program.
The Elementary Education DTA is designed for future elementary teachers. It provides a broad foundation in liberal arts and includes beginning course work in education, with hands-on work in elementary school classrooms.
- Flexible class schedules for part-time and full-time students
- Classes offered during the day, evening, and online
- For new and returning college students (new career or change of career)
- Transfer previous credits to Bellevue College to complete your degree
- Current work with young children can apply to your courses at Bellevue College
- Practical experience in early education classrooms teaching young children
- Financial aid available through the Bellevue College enrollment services
- Scholarships for current child care providers, through Washington Scholarships for Child Care Professionals, http://www.childcarenet.org or 866-308-3224, or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW CERTIFICATES and AA DEGREE
BEGIN FALL QUARTER 2013!
NEW CERTIFICATES and AA Degree meet the requirements of the Washington Early Achievers program http://www.del.wa.gov/care/qris/Default.aspx
and the Department of Early Learning’s career lattice http://www.del.wa.gov/requirements/professional/lattice.aspx
- INITIAL CERTIFICATE – 12 credits
- SHORT CERTIFICATES of SPECIALIZATION:
1. Early Childhood Education - 20 credits
2. Infant-Toddler Care - 20 credits
- ECE STATE CERTIFICATE – 47 credits
- AA in EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION – 90 credits
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EARLY LEARNING AND TEACHER EDUCATION
2013 WINTER QUARTER SEMINAR
ECED 198 Science and Math Through the Seasons
Item #2068 INSTRUCTOR: Judy Witmer
3/2/13 and 3/9/13 (Two Saturdays), 9:00-3:30pm, Room C167
Explore ways to connect your classroom with nature throughout the seasons, to provide opportunities for science and math learning for young children. Emphasis will be on the use of open-ended materials for play-based learning and exploration. Seminar will provide many examples for nature based seasonal activities, and ways to communicate the science and math learning to parents, administrators, and the community.
Judy Witmer has a Master’s Degree in ECED and is an instructor in Early Learning and Teacher Education and Parent Education at Bellevue College. She is a child study lab teacher in the Parent Education Program and has over thirty years of teaching experience in the classroom with young children. She shares her passion for science, art, and literature with children and parents five days a week.
To register beginning in November, go to www.bellevuecollege.edu, apply to the college for a student ID and PIN number; Click on Spring Credit Classes For more information contact the ELTE office at 425-564-2674
*Meets Washington STARS requirement of 10 hours and 1 college credit (submit certificate and request to MERIT)
DID YOU KNOW? Bellevue College offers DEGREES and CERTIFICATES in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education (transfer degree), and an AAS-T degrees which can transfer to Bachelor’s degree programs. Visit our website www.bellevuecollege.edu/teachered or email for information email@example.com or call 425-564-2674 “Like” us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/bcelte