The online Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education in Emergent Inquiry is open to students with bachelor or master’s degrees in Early Childhood or related fields. The curriculum articulates the social, cultural, and educational history of emergent inquiry and Reggio-inspired early childhood education, modeling scientific inquiry as an approach to teaching, learning, and problem solving in early childhood classrooms. Coursework is inspired by the Italian schools of Reggio Emilia while educating early childhood teachers and teacher leaders.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
East Tennessee State University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
Candidates should possess at least two years of experience working with young children.