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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.

Enhancing Home Visiting Effectiveness Course

Focuses on the essential elements of a comprehensive home visiting process, and explores the five dimensions of the home visit that affect the home visiting experience.

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.

Secrets of Effective Supervision Course

Explores elements of an effective supervisory relationship, cultivates capacity to deal with challenging situations, and examines successful leadership attitudes and behaviors