Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership in
Early Care and Education
The departments of Human Development and Family Studies and Specialized Education Services (SES) in the School of Education offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership in Early Care and Education. The certificate will provide students with graduate level training and a credential to pursue careers in leadership positions in early care and education settings including early intervention, Smart Start, resource and referral, and community college instruction. The certificate requires 18 semester hours of course work and is available to students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree who do not plan to pursue a degree program or for students who are pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies or Specialized Education Services. If pursuing a master’s degree simultaneously, students must meet all requirements for admission to The Graduate School, Human Development and Family Studies, and Specialized Education Services. The Certificate is also open to graduate students in related fields. GRE scores are not required for admission into the Certificate program.
Note: This is now an online program
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Required Courses 15 s.h.
HDF 633 Advanced Early Childhood Educational Theory and Practices (3)
HDF 636 Leadership and Mentoring Roles in Educating Young Children (3)
HDF 634 Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Policy (3)
SES 601 Programs and Policies in Early Intervention (3)
SES 605 Diversity and Inclusive Early Care and Education (3)
Electives 3 s.h.
With the approval of the advisor, students choose 3 hours of electives at the 500 or 600 level.
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