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Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

First Semester
  ECE-103   Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
  ECE-133   Child Health, Safety and Nutrition3
  ECE-158   Early Childhood Curriculum I3

9

Second Semester
  ECE-243   Early Childhood Guidance3
  EDU-110   Exploring Teaching3
  EDU-119   Behavior Management3

9


Total Program Hours     18


These courses are aligned with the Child Development Association competencies. In addition to recieving Kirkwood's Early Childhood Education Paraeducator certificate, candidates are eligible for Iowa paraeducator certification at Generalist and Area of Concentration Early Childhood Education. The Iowa paraeducator certification is issued by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to candidates who have met requirements and completed the application process.