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2018-2019 Catalog SVC 
2018-2019 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED Initial Micro-Certificate

ECED certificates have been aligned with state-wide standards to improve transferability. These certificates are “stackable,” i.e. build on each other, beginning with the ECED initial micro-certificate, which is equivalent to a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate, followed by any one of the 20-credit certificates. The State ECED certificate requires taking all of the courses listed for the “stackable” certificates plus the general education courses of ENGL& 101 and WMATH 100 or above. A certificate is awarded to students who complete the following courses with a 2.0 grade point average or above in each course.

ECED Initial Certificate (12 Credits)

This certificate is equivalent to a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate. It is the first of three “stackable” certificates aligned with step 5 of Washington State’s Career Lattice for Early Care and Education Professionals. Level 2 core competencies are taught and assessed, enabling assistant teachers to move to lead teacher positions in licensed child care centers.