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Early Childhood Education Studies Certificate Program



A program of studies leading to an interdisciplinary certificate in early childhood education studies is designed to serve students who, in addition to their majors, may develop a concentration in early childhood development by selecting studies in psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, and education culminating with a supervised internship experience with child care centers, preschools, and family day care homes. A required core course provides a comprehensive view of early childhood education, its history, programs, and current issues in the field. The program requires enrollment in courses that provide an academic base in child development and the conditions of childhood. Courses in the program focus on the development of the child from birth through age five, the conditions of childhood, child care and early childhood education. A total of six courses is needed to complete the certificate. This program does not lead to eligibility for a teaching certificate.  To read the 2008 SACS report click here.


Dr. Kristen Stephens is the Director of Early Childhood Education Studies Certificate Program.

Paper applications and inquiries may be made through the Program in Education office at 213 West Duke Building, East Campus.


Click here for the application

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