Graduate Certificate Program in Early Childhood Education

Top Graduate Certificate Programs in Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Those looking to expand a career field may benefit greatly by obtaining a graduate certificate. This level of education shows a choice to pursue additional education in a given field without going through a traditional undergrad program.  

Early childhood is used to define childhood development from birth to around age eight. Learning about early childhood and working to develop valuable educational programs may help children to better reach their potential during their childhood, as well as all the way through to adulthood.

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Graduate Certificate of Education

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Campus Full time Part time 6 - 24 months February 2019 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 4 more

The Graduate Certificate of Education provides flexibility for students to select courses that best advance their applied knowledge and skills in relation to advancing their careers. The Graduate Certificate of Education also provides a pathway into the USQ Education Master’s portfolio. [+]

Expertise. Choice. Flexibility

The Graduate Certificate of Education provides flexibility for students to select courses that best advance their applied knowledge and skills in relation to advancing their careers. The Graduate Certificate of Education also provides a pathway into the USQ Education Master’s portfolio.

Enhance your qualifications

Depending on their specialisation, graduates will have career opportunities to work as professionals in education; training and development; career development; educational leadership; digital learning; adult, profession and workplace learning; and tertiary education.

Workplace learning

Many of the courses offered provide you with opportunities to address real issues through independent work in an approved workplace professional development activity. You can see the results of your studies in your workplace immediately.... [-]


Early Childhood Teacher

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Online Full time Part time September 2019 USA Orono

Maine has established a new requirement that teachers working in public school Pre-K classrooms must hold, or be working toward, Endorsement 081: Early Childhood Teacher. K-8 certified teachers can apply for the four required courses in this certificate in partial fulfillment of the State’s requirements for the 081 endorsements.

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General Overview Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

Maine has established a new requirement that teachers working in public school Pre-K classrooms must hold, or be working toward, Endorsement 081: Early Childhood Teacher. K-8 certified teachers can apply for the four required courses in this certificate in partial fulfillment of the State’s requirements for the 081 endorsements. Educational Objectives:

Teachers will be prepared to work with young children and their families across a range of early childhood settings. Teachers may apply for courses from this Certificate to State’s Early Childhood Endorsement (081). The certificate supports teachers’ eligibility to teach in a variety of early childhood settings, including inclusive pre-kindergarten classrooms located in public schools. Teachers will learn about early child development – both in the classroom and through hands-on learning experiences – and use this knowledge to design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences for young children. Teachers will recognize that learning in early childhood environments lays a critical foundation for the young child’s later success in school, work, citizenship, and personal fulfillment. Teachers will understand that through play in a content-rich environment, children begin to make sense of the world around them, building the foundations they will need to become capable, enthusiastic learners and responsible, healthy adults. ... [-]

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree in Early Childhood

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Montgomery

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions.

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The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. The Ed.S. degree is offered in the areas of early childhood education, elementary education, instructional leadership, library education media, reading, school and clinical mental health counseling, and secondary education (subject areas in which the master’s degree was earned). These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards. In addition to being formally admitted to The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School, all applicants to traditional teacher education or instructional leadership programs (M.Ed., AA, Ed.S.) must provide the following information to the Graduate School Dean: 1. A copy of the applicant’s valid teaching certificate (B for master’s, A for AA) with proper endorsement; 2. An evaluation of teaching effectiveness; and 3. Verification of... [-]