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The Graduate Certificate in Preschool program at Liberty University will help strengthen the student’s knowledge of childhood development and behavior. Students within the program will be taught how to instruct children utilizing Christian perspectives. The program’s curriculum will also provide opportunities to evaluate Christian instructional theory and methodology within early childhood educational programs. Upon graduation, students may find careers assisting within settings like churches, Christian schools, and homes.
Students will complete a total of three required courses; each course is a total of three credits. The program’s three courses are Advanced Child Development, Current Issues in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum & Methods for Early Childhood. Each full-time credit costed the student $490 during the 2013-2014 academic year. All of the program’s courses may be completed online.
The program’s courses are designed to provide instruction within a number of different childhood education topics. Students will begin to analyze the physical, mental, and spiritual development of young children to offer better guidance and instruction. Students should also enhance their understanding of the modern instructional standards and issues regarding the early childhood educational field. Specifically, courses will cover topics such as curriculum organization, effects of learning environments on children, and educational programs designed for individuals. Students will study how to customize a curriculum’s design for the various maturity levels within a classroom.
The program provides graduate certificate students academic resources such as the online library, academic advisors, and Online Writing Center. Students are required to complete all of the courses through Liberty University with no grade of “D” or lower.
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
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