Certificate in Early Childhood Development
Minnesota State College Southeast

Program Details

The online Certificate in Early Childhood Development prepares students to work in the early childhood field, impacting the social, cognitive, and emotional growth of children from infancy through school-age years.  The curriculum is both theory and process-oriented and prepares students to practice professional, ethical, and high-quality care giving strategies within diverse settings.  Using the characteristics and needs of young children, graduates will be able to develop appropriate practices and will also develop partnerships with families, community, and educational professionals.  Graduates will use systematic, critical, and creative processes to apply ethical and professional decision-making, and will also design and implement outcome-based learning experiences.


  • High school transcript or GED
  • Official transcript
  • ACCUPLACER, if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

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