ECE Credential Level 2
Major Code: 573B

Certificate of Achievement

This certificate/credential provides students the essential knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide quality programming for children birth through age 8. Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development. Gateways credentials are symbols of professional achievement.

Course Requirements17

  • ECE101 Intro. to Early Childhood Education3
  • ECE106 Guiding Young Children3
  • ECE115 Child Growth/Development3
  • ECE120 Health, Safety and Nutrition3
  • ECE130 Observation and Assessment2
  • ECE198 Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs3

Program Total17


Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.

Semesters to Complete (full-time status): 2
Job Placement Rate, On-Time Graduate Rate and Median Loan Debt: N/A
(less than 10 annual completers) 

Cost of Attendance

Tuition:$1,649.00
Books and Supplies:$1,041.00
Fees:$105.00
Total:$2,795.00