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This 48-credit hour certificate offers required coursework for teacher licensure in Early Childhood Education PK-3 and Early Childhood Special Education.

This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.


Students who have completed graduate or undergraduate coursework prior to admission to this graduate certificate may request that some required courses be waived based on prior coursework. Students who are eligible to waive coursework must complete a minimum of 15 credits to graduate. A grade of B- or better must be earned in all coursework.

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-ECPS

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 48


ECED 501Developmental Pathways of Diverse Learners, Birth-Adolescence3
ECED 502Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learners3
ECED 503Inclusive Curriculum for Young Learners: Planning Instruction and Guidance3
ECED 504Engaging Families of Diverse Young Learners3
ECED 505Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education3
ECED 506Medical and Developmental Aspects of Disabilities of Diverse Young Learners3
ECED 511Assessment of Diverse Young Learners3
ECED 512Language and Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Primary Grade Learners3
ECED 513Integrating Social Studies Across the Content Areas for Diverse Young Learners3
ECED 515Mathematics for Diverse Young Learners3
ECED 516Science for Diverse Young Learners3
ECED 522Developing Language, Literacy, and Communication of Diverse Infants and Toddlers3
ECED 523Early Intervention for Infants Toddlers with Disabilities: Collaborative Consultative Approaches3
Select one of the following course pairings:9
Internship in Early Childhood Education Prekindergarten-Third Grade
and Internship with Diverse Infants and Toddlers
Internship in Early Childhood Special Education Birth - Five
and Internship in Kindergarten - Third Grade
Total Credits48