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This 33-credit hour certificate offers required coursework for teacher licensure in Early Childhood Education PK-3.

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

This certificate qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page.


Students who have completed equivalent graduate or undergraduate coursework prior to enrollment may request that some courses in this certificate be waived. Students who are eligible to waive coursework must complete a minimum of 15 credits to graduate. Students must earn a B- or better in all coursework.

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

Banner Code: E1-CERG-EPK3

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 33


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 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
Select one from the following:6
Internship with Diverse Preschool Children
and Internship in Kindergarten - Third Grade
Internship in Early Childhood Education Prekindergarten-Third Grade
Total Credits33