Early Childhood Education Credential Level III • Certificate of Completion

Occupational Program

Colleague Code: CC.ECEL3

Curriculum Code: ECE 105

Program Information:


This program is for students interested in working in childcare as a teacher or assistant teacher or are working on teacher requirements for licensing.  This program leads to the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Level III credential.

Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is an entitled institution through Gateways to Opportunity – Illinois Professional Development System. The Level II certificate at LLCC is eligible for Gateways ECE Level III credential through the Gateways to Opportunity website.  

  • This certificate of study must be taken in its entirety to meet requirements.

For Program Information Contact:

Social Sciences and Business at 217-786-2391 or 217-786-2414 or see a Student Success Coach.

Course Requirements:

Required General Education Courses

Please see your Student Success Coach for course planning.

EGL 101Composition I


MAT 104General Education Mathematics


CMN 101Public Speaking Fundamentals


Total Credit Hours:9

Required Program Courses

ECE 105Curriculum and Planning


ECE 107Health, Safety and Nutrition


ECE 109Observation and Assessment


ECE 121Introduction to Early Childhood Education


ECE 122Growth and Develop in Early Childhood Years


ECE 203Home, School and Community Relationships in Early Childhood


Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 27