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Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Program Type

Graduate Certificate

Program Length

12 Credit Hours


As young children from Pre-K and Early Childhood 3-year-old Programs are entering public and private schools, teachers, administrators, and support professionals are requesting additional training on the specific needs of teaching young children. The Early Childhood Education certificate focuses specifically on the teaching of young children to provide this 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.  

Face-to-face courses are primarily offered at The Woodlands Center.

Enrollment Semester

Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Offered

Hybrid (Face-to-Face and Online)

Tuition and Cost

Rates per semester

Additional Program Information

Department Website


Catalog Information

Application Requirements

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

Academic Advisor

Dr. Diana Nabors
(936) 294-3950

Office of Graduate Admissions

(Prospective Students)


Office of Graduate Studies

(Current Students & Faculty)


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