Early Childhood Administration (C55850)

Certificate

Fully Online Option Available

This curriculum prepares individuals pursuing administrating roles in diverse child care settings to effectively work with children, families and teachers. The certificate is composed of learning opportunities in developmental theories, competency and evidence-based professional knowledge, administrative skills and leadership qualities.

Course work includes foundations in early childhood education, physical/nutritional needs of young children, safety issues in the care of young children; communication and leadership skills with teachers, families and children; programming and staffing, budgeting/financial management and marketing, and rules and regulations of early childhood programs.

Employment opportunities include entrepreneurship and/or management of child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, and other programs.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information. 

Hybrid and Online students should be prepared to participate in community service, workshops, observations and other assignments that require additional time and preparation.

Summer Term (4 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EDU 119 Intro Early Childhood Education

4

0

0

0

4

Fall Semester  (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EDU 261 Early Childhood Admin I

3

0

0

0

3

EDU 262 Early Childhood Admin II

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EDU 131 Child, Family & Community

3

0

0

0

3

EDU 153 Health, Safety & Nutrition

3

0

0

0

3

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 16