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Program Details

National University offers an online Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education, designed to meet the State of California Child Development Permit Matrix requirements, but does not confer a credential or licensure. The degree offers a sequence of courses specializing in early childhood teaching for children from birth to age 8.

Non residents of California should consult their state to determine specific requirements of employment.


  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall GPA of 2.5, or where a GPA of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90 quarter units (Students with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam.)

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission