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Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education program is designed for certified and licensed teachers in elementary education who want a PreK endorsement on their professional license.  The curriculum seeks to combine theory, research, and practical applications in child development education.  The program’s mission is to empower students with advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enable them to explore their interests in early childhood learners and learning.


  • Transcripts verifying Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or a master’s degree
  • Documentation of elementary teacher licensure

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)