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Early Childhood Programs

The Graduate School of Education assists early childhood educators and social service providers by providing teacher preparation programs, training, professional development, consultation, organizational facilitation; and modeling exemplary early childhood practices, tracking professional development for child care providers, and providing data identification, collection, and analysis.  For a listing of our preparation and professional development programs, see the list below.



Curriculum and Instruction Master's Degree

A non-license master’s degree for current teachers or professionals in related fields who are interested in a master’s in education. Can specialize in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Certificate of Completion

Offers in-depth research-based knowledge of important areas of preschool curriculum to early childhood professionals working with children 0-5 years of age in a variety of settings. Can be combined with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Early Childhood Education Specialization in Master's Degree

Prepares leaders in early childhood education through a non-licensure master's program in curriculum and instruction focused on young children, birth through 8 years old.

Early Intervention Special Education License

Prepares professionals to provide services to infants, toddlers, and young children with special needs, and their families. Can combine with a master’s degree.

Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP)

Prepares classroom teachers and specialists for initial license in early childhood, elementary, middle level, and high school in a four-quarter format. Can combine with a master’s degree.

Inclusive Elementary Educator License and Master's Degree

Prepares classroom teachers for initial license and a master’s degree in early childhood and/or elementary and special education.

Infant/Toddler Mental Health Graduate Certificate

Designed for professionals who are working with families who have children from the prenatal period to 36 months of age. Can combine with a master’s degree.