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Proficiency in Diverse Student Populations Certificate

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Certificate | TCHR.DIVERSE.POPS.CT (pending MHEC approval)
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Program Description

This 20-credit certificate is designed for students who desire to have additional proficiency for including diverse populations in classroom or child care settings. This certificate provides students with the skills, strategies, and knowledge needed to more effectively work with children from diverse populations in their classrooms or child care settings, including English Language Learners, children identified with special needs, and students whose cultural backgrounds are different from those of the teacher. All courses can transfer into the ECE A.A.S. degree program and some courses are also transferable to the A.A.T. in ECE degree program.

Graduates of the Proficiency in Diverse Student Populations Certificate will be able to:

  • Apply child development and learning theories when choosing developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum for specific and groups of children/students
  • Write effective and developmentally appropriate lesson plans
  • Differentiate lessons and activities for a variety of purposes and groups of children
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to communicate effectively with families and the community
  • Plan, implement, assess, and evaluate student learning outcomes and behavioral objectives for a variety of purposes
  • Apply multicultural principles and strategies to the planning, instruction, pedagogical, and assessment processes in a classroom
  • Demonstrate the dispositions and behaviors consistent with professional practice and ethical standards as outlined in NAEYC, InTASC, and other current professional standards

Note: All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Program Concentration Choices

Growth and Development Courses (choose one):

Methods Course (choose one):

Sequence of Study - Proficiency in Diverse Student Populations Certificate

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

1st Semester

Total: 5 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 6 Credits

Total: 6 Credits

Total: 3 Credits

Program Total: 20 Credits

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