Certificate, Minors, & Degree Programs

We offer integrated undergraduate/graduate and masters programs in early childhood focusing on early development and care as well as implementation science to address the learning, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all young children, including children at risk or with disabilities.

We also offer a fully online certificate program designed for working professionals who want to enhance their expertise in the area of early childhood.

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— Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood

High quality early education is essential for young children to reach their potential.

This fully online certificate is designed for professionals and graduate students interested in gaining knowledge and applying their skills in the areas of developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment, policies and trends, and facilitating meaningful engagement with diverse families.

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— Graduate Minor in Early Childhood

The Graduate Minor in Early Childhood is designed to offer interdisciplinary graduate education by combining coursework and applied research opportunities focused on areas within the field of early childhood including health, mental health, early education and care, early intervention, policy and law, and family and community-based social supports. The minor provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to interact with faculty across disciplines who have diverse academic backgrounds and areas of research and expertise.

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— Doctoral Concentration in Early Childhood

The concentration in early childhood provides Ph.D. students within the Special Education and School Psychology programs expertise in young children’s early development and learning with a focus on children (birth – five years old) who are vulnerable due to biological, environmental, or established risk conditions and their families.

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Degree Programs