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I-BEST Early Childhood Education Initial Certificate

Program Description

This 13 credit program prepares student for entry level employment in early-learning setting.

Program Information

I-BEST classes integrate college credit courses with English language and adult basic skills. I-BEST classes include five hours a week of non-credit Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.

Degree Options

These credits apply to AAS degree in Early Childhood Education at Highline. (See details.)

Important Notes

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of 2.0 in each class.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum ESL level 4 required, ESL level 3 with instructor recommendation
  • Pass Washington state background check
Course Course Title Credits
EDUC 101 Introduction to Early Childhood 5
EDUC 121 Health, Nutrition & Safety 5
EDUC 140 Cooperative Education 3
  Total College Level Credits 13