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Program Details

The Early Childhood Education, Administrator Skills certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to work with young school aged children in diverse learning environments. Early childhood education is a critical point in many children’s lives, as it provides social skills, basic concepts of learning coordination, reading, mathematics and science. Students in this certificate program will combine the academic coursework with practice in actual classroom and daycare settings with children, under the strict supervision of qualified teachers.

Earning a foundational education in child growth and development may give students the advanced interest to further their pursuits to become licensed teachers and caregivers, and contribute to the shortage of qualified teachers in many local and foreign learning institutions. The Early Childhood Administration Skill certificate focuses on introducing students to the key responsibilities of an administrative professional in a school setting. The administrators may have duties and tasks related to encouraging the communication between a family, child, and the teacher, as well as guiding the child on proper paths for success. Teachers may also be responsible for fostering appropriate health, safety and nutritional choices, developing creative activities, and creating educational curriculums for development.

While in this program, students should aim to advance their own understanding of cognitive learning, motor skills, social cues, and the creative development needed in teaching and influencing young children. Upon successful completion of the 13 credit hour program, students may use the learned education to enter elementary settings in public or private institutions or home schooling. Graduates may also be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and appropriate school-age programs.

Requirements

Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges