Early Childhood Education Certification

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Program Description

The graduate certificate in Early Childhood Education focuses specifically on the teaching of young children to provide additional training for teachers and others who work with young children.

This certificate has been approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and is awarded by Sam Houston State University.  


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Early Childhood Education must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two recommendation forms
  5. Writing sample


For recommendation forms and writing sample instructions, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at http://www.shsu.edu/programs/graduate-certificate-in-early-childhood-education/.

Certificate Requirements


Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

1 Specified Courses Choose four from:
ECHE 5363 <ECE 538> Building Relationships with Diverse Families and Children
ECHE 5346 <ECE 539> Language and Literacy Development in the Young Child
ECHE 5375 <ECE 566> Development in the Young Child
ECHE 5343 <ECE 581> Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education



Early Childhood Education (ECHE)

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