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Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

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Program Overview

The Early Childhood Education Certificate offers additional coursework in Early Childhood Education to public and private school teachers, administrators, and support professionals who hold a baccalaureate degree and who are seeking additional knowledge and training in the field of Early Childhood Education. This Certificate can be used as an area of emphasis in many M.Ed programs within the College of Education. 

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

This is a hybrid program with both face to face and online courses.  The face-to face courses are offered at The Woodlands

The mission of the Early Childhood Education program is to provide a rigorous competency based program that emphasizes specialized knowledge of child development (birth through age 8), families and communities, pedagogy, assessment, professional ethics and academic disciplines for planning and implementing culturally relevant environments and curriculum that both supports and challenges young children. 

Program Breakdown
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Length 12 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
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