The State Early Childhood Education Certificate is designed to meet the Washington State Career Lattice guidelines for people interested in becoming teacher assistants in early childhood, early elementary, special education or other settings caring for and educating young children. Emphasis is placed on active student involvement, observation, participation, and practical experience. These classes help students increase their understanding of the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of young children and to apply developmentally appropriate guidance and curriculum methods to meet the individual and group needs of children and their families. Credits earned may be applied to additional studies at a four year university and teaching credential degrees.
For those who love yoga and want to teach it, as well as those who just want to explore this unique option to satisfy physical education or career and technical education requirements, our Yoga Instructor Certification program is a great fit. It allows you to earn high school credits while learning how to meet a prospective employer’s requirement.
The Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate program allows you to earn almost 4 high school credits and at the same time, prepare you for employment in the Health and Wellness Industry. Upon completion of this program you may continue your education in Recreation, Health, Sports Medicine, Exercise Science or a Teacher Certification program in a 2 or 4 yr. college.
The Polytech enables students to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree along with their high school diploma, demonstrating advanced levels of studies and allowing the option of immediate employment after graduation. Those who want to continue their higher education may transfer to a four-year degree program.