Human Development and Family Studies

Leadership in Infant and Toddler Learning (LITL)

Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the program admission requirements?
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood or a related field and an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 for admission. Completion of a 300- or 400-level course in statistics and/or research methods is highly desirable for admission.

What if my undergraduate GPA is below 3.0?
UNCG practices wholistic admissions, which means we consider all of an applicant’s qualifications when making admissions decisions. If an your GPA is slightly below 3.0 but you have a strong background in early childhood education, you may apply and be considered. If your GPA is lower, you have the option of taking a graduate level course as a visiting student and then applying for the program. Visiting students are not guaranteed admission to the program (a full application review will still be required) but they will be considered as eligible applicants if they earn a B or better in the course they take as a visiting student through UNCG Visions.

Please note that space for Visions students is extremely limited, so you are encouraged to indicate your interest in taking a Visions course as early as possible by completing this survey.

Can I work while completing the LITL Program?
Yes, many students work while completing the program. Synchronous class meetings are in the evenings from 5:00-6:50pm. In HDF/SES 607, students are required to participate in 3 hour-per-week field experiences in a high-quality inclusive setting. In some instances, students may need to leave their work settings to complete this field experience in an approved setting.

How long does it take to complete the LITL Program?
The program can be completed in as few as 3 academic-year semesters, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. Students applying from fields other than early childhood education may be required to take two pre-requisite courses during the program.

How do I apply for the LITL Program?
Complete the online application . Applications must include academic transcripts, a current resume, a professional statement describing interest and rationale for completing the program and career goals, and three letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference.

What is the application deadline?
We strongly recommend that applicants submit all materials by March 26, 2018 to allow sufficient time for letters and transcripts to be uploaded to the online application system. Applications that are complete (all materials submitted and available through the system) by March 31, 2018 will be reviewed. Applications completed after March 31, 2018 may be reviewed but only if the program has space for additional students.