Graduate Certificate program in Early Childhood Education and Teaching at Pacific Oaks College

Early Childhood Education Certificate in STEAM

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Early Childhood Education and Teaching is only available through an organizational partnership with Pacific Oaks College.

The Early Childhood Education Certificate in STEAM provides educators with best practices on tools and techniques to incorporate STEAM into their ECE curriculum. It expands upon science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by including arts and design, better positioning graduates to compete in an increasingly in-demand job market while empowering them to create an engaging, well-rounded curriculum for their students.

This STEAM certificate program entails four courses.

Please note: this program is only available through an organizational partnership with Pacific Oaks College.

Early Childhood Education Certificate in STEAM Course List.

Integration of Science and Technology This early childhood education course will focus on instruction and integration of emergent and developing STEAM principles. Students will research, plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate practices integrating strategies and skills to develop integrated Science and Technology experiences for children Candidates will explore activities magnetism, cause and effect, shadows light, motion, patterns, measuring speed and distance, color and light and nature.

Thinking, Reasoning, and Discovering Mathematics This ECE course will focus on designing, implementing and evaluating appropriate activities and environments for children with a focus on Mathematics, thinking and reasoning blocks, math, woodworking, and engineering with art concepts integrated with emphasis on current research in early childhood education. Participants will broaden their own creativity and imagination through exploring learning activities that can be applied to actual early childhood settings.

Integration of Engineering and Simple Robotics This STEAM course is an exploration of recent learning of Science, Technology and simple robotics. Students will examine developmentally appropriate practices with robotics and the construction of simple robotics with robotic manipulatives, Legos, TECHNIC I, Unit blocks, Lincoln Logs and simple pulleys to provide learning in an engaging and interdisciplinary exploration and personal connections as a powerful learning tool for young children. Candidates will engage in in-depth design instruction in Early Childhood settings in biology, ecology, nature study and environmental science with a focus on Developmentally Appropriate learning environments centered on the use of robotics as manipulatives.

Integration of Teaching and Learning STEAM Lessons Candidates will complete 4 hours of field-based experiences at an approved setting. Candidates will identify developmentally appropriate Science, math, Engineering and Art for pre K-3 curriculum.

Acceptable proof of High School Completion may include any of the following:.

12 Months Duration
12 Credit hours
Yes GRE Required
Yes Scholarships Available

Composition of student population

0 Post-master's certificate
2 Postbaccalaureate certificate

Tuition for Early Childhood Education and Teaching graduate program at Pacific Oaks College

$21,284 In-state Tuition & Fees
$21,284 Out-of-state Tuition & Fees

How does certificate program tuition for Pacific Oaks College compares with other universities in California?

Pacific Oaks College is a private university with an average tuition of $21,284 per year. This tuition gives it an affordability index of #35 among all universities in the California, and an affordability index of #429 among all the universities in the US.

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