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Program Details

Portland State University offers an Online Early Childhood Education Series Certificate of Completion that is well suited for individuals who wish to enhance their professional knowledge on early childhood education students from birth to age eight. Students enrolled will gain in-depth knowledge on active learning in young children, special education, research-based practice, and much more. Graduates are typically employed as child care staff, teachers, preschool teachers, head start staff, program directors, special educators, or early intervention specialists.

The Online Early Childhood Education Series Certificate of Completion Program consists of 18 total credit hours. Courses students may choose from include The Young Child As Scientist, The Emotional Life of Toddlers, Numeracy Development in young Children, Bilingual Children, Constructivists Curriculum, Early Language and Literacy, Planning for Children with Challenging Behavior in the Classroom, Introduction to Infant/Toddler Mental Health, Prevention and Intervention in Infant Mental Health, Introduction to Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, Communication & Language Development, Inclusive Early Childhood Models, and Teaching & Learning with Competent Infants & Toddlers. These courses are designed for students to acquire knowledge that will assist them with their careers in early childhood education. The courses for this program are expertly crafted to ensure that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and professional while working with children of this age group.

All courses for this program are available online. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management, a reliable internet connection, and word processing skills are very important for students plan to who enroll.

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities