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Santa Barbara City College Certificate of Achievement in Diversity Issues in ECE
Santa Barbara City College

Certificate of Achievement in Diversity Issues in ECE

Santa Barbara, USA

1 Years


Full time

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USD 419 / per credit



Exceptional career opportunities for teachers and associate teachers in bilingual/bicultural early childhood settings are increasing with the state’s growing diversity. This certificate can be earned concurrently with the Early Childhood Education certificate. See Department Chair for details.

The Early Childhood Education Program at Santa Barbara City College centers around the continuing experience of supervised teaching, combined with intensive classroom instruction. Basic principles of early childhood education, including curriculum for preschools, school age programs and care-giving for infant centers, are introduced. In-depth study of observation, assessment, health, safety and nutrition are also introduced.

Throughout, there is considerable emphasis placed on developing professional interaction styles consistent with fostering positive staff relationships, communication and collaboration with parents, knowledge of community resources, and multicultural awareness of the diverse populations with whom the student will work.

The ECE Program is coordinated with the child development major offered by several state universities which dovetails, in turn, with undergraduate and graduate work leading to advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education.

SBCC offers a Transfer Agreement Guarantee (TAG). A TAG is a contractual agreement between the student, SBCC, and specific four-year colleges or universities. This includes six University of California ( *UC) institutions, six California State Institutions (CSU), seven California private institutions, nine out-of-state institutions, as well as Honors Transfer Agreements with ten institutions and 8 CSUs without campus impaction. Students must enroll in the TAG program and work with a TAG advisor. Please click here to learn more on the TAG program website.


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