Early Childhood Exceptionalities (Certificate)

Program Description

The Early Childhood Exceptionalities TCC is a sequence of three courses designed to prepare students to work with children with special needs. The program emphasizes an inclusive classroom including strategies and activities for exceptional children (both low- and high-achieving students). Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including childcare centers and homes, Head Start/Early Head Start programs, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Program Details

  • Major Code: EC41
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin Campus and Online
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 9

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

All learning support classes must be completed and a minimum grade of C for each course is required to receive the certificate of award from SCTC.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.


The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
ECCE 2201Exceptionalities (Required)3
ECCE 2360Classroom Strategies for Except. Children (Required)3
ECCE 2362Exploring Your Role in Except. Environment (Required)3
Early Childhood Exceptionalities

Program Faculty

Dr. Roslyn J. McCurry
Program Coordinator
(770) 229-3404
Henry County

James Peas
Instructor, Early Childhood Education
(706) 646-6201
Griffin Camus

Megan Graves
Instructor, Early Childhood Education
(706) 646-6392
Griffin Campus

Career and Academic Planning

Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
(706) 646-6143
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
(770) 412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A