Program Overview

The Early Childhood Education Certificate program from Wake Technical Community College provides students with the professional training comparable to fulfilling the educational requirements of the Child Development Associate Credential. Students in this program will receive training in the basic principles of early childhood for entry level teaching positions in early care and education centers, nursery schools, Head Start programs, hospital settings and community facilities. The Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate is a program in the administration of early childhood education programs.

This program is focused on the developmental needs of young children as well as the business aspects of organizing and managing early childhood programs. Students will have coursework in organizational behavior and management, childhood development, and curricula and program administration. When students complete the required coursework, they should be well acquainted with the education industry, be highly trained in various theories of childhood development, and exhibit advanced organizational management skills.

They online Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate program is intended for individuals who are interested in the management of programs for young children. This program can also be viewed as first step towards an Associate in Science and, ultimately, a bachelor's degree. This online early childhood education certificate includes two education-related courses as well as business courses in computers, marketing and administration. Career opportunities include childcare worker, preschool assistant teacher, education administrator, elementary paraprofessional, certified substitute teacher, and family day care owner.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Wake Technical Community College, also known as Wake Tech, is a 2-year community college and technical training institute, with campus locations through Wake County, NC. Wake Tech was founded as the Wake County Industrial Education Center in 1958. The institution received its current name in 1987. The academic and training programs at Wake Tech are built on the values of respect, responsibility, critical thinking, accountability, collaboration and communication.

    Wake Tech offers diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees. Wake Tech offers an online learning program that provides an alternative to taking classes in the traditional classroom environment. Wake Tech’s online programs include degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


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