Online Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Program Administration

Online Graduate Certificates in Early Childhood Program Administration

Champlain's graduate certificates offer accessible entry into early childhood education graduate studies, and are an ideal professional development opportunity for those who already hold a master's degree.


Early Childhood Program Administration

Our graduate certificate in Early Childhood Program Administration gives you an in-depth skill set and comprehensive knowledge of program administration specific to an early childhood setting. Through our project-based approach, you'll gain experience in addressing educational management issues—and if you are already in the field, you can immediately apply what you learn to your current workplace.

This certificate is designed for those with undergraduate or graduate degrees in teaching or a related field. It requires six courses (three credits each) and can be completed in five terms or less. Should you choose to pursue an M.Ed., you can apply credits earned to your degree requirements, as long as you earned a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Curriculum

Course #DescriptionCredits
GEE 501 Early Childhood and Play: From Theory to Practice 3
GEE 504

The Child, Family and Community

3
GEE 540 Curriculum for Administrators 3
GEE 541 HR in the Early Childhood Setting 3
GEE 542 Program Administration in the Early Childhood Setting 3
GEE 543 Financial Management in the Early Childhood Setting 3
Total Credits: 18

Early Childhood Special Education Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Early Childhood Special Education integrates foundational courses and concentration courses to gain in-depth knowledge to support the learning and developmental needs of diverse learners. Learning is focused on current best practices in early childhood special education and interpersonal skills needed to support the child, the family, and the learning team. This learning is centered around a philosophy that supports the deep connection between play and learning to foster the development of the whole child. Best of all, you will be able to immediately apply your new learning in your current workplace. 

This certificate is designed for those with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field related to early childhood education. It requires six courses (three credits each) and can be completed in five terms or less. Should you choose to pursue an M.Ed., you can apply credits earned to your degree requirements, as long as you earned a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Curriculum

Course #DescriptionCredits
GEE 501 Early Childhood and Play: From Theory to Practice 3
GEE 504 The Child, Family and Community 3
GEE 550 Early Identification and Assessment of Diverse Learners 3
GEE 551 Developing a Curriculum for Diverse Learners 3
GEE 552 Designing Environments for Diverse Learners 3
GEE 553 Behavioral Analysis Intervention 3
Total Credits: 18

Early Childhood Teaching Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Early Childhood Teaching integrates foundational courses and concentration courses to provide students with the skills and knowledge to create positive learning environments for young children. This learning is centered around a philosophy that supports the deep connection between play and learning to foster the development of the whole child. You will be able to immediately apply your new learning in your current workplace.  

This certificate is designed for those with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field related to early childhood education, but it can also support those with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a less related field who want to gain or increase their knowledge of working with young children. It requires six courses (three credits each) and can be completed in five terms or less. Should you choose to pursue an M.Ed., you can apply credits earned to your degree requirements, as long as you earned a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Curriculum

Course #DescriptionCredits
GEE 501 Early Childhood and Play: From Theory to Practice 3
GEE 504 The Child, Family and Community 3
GEE 520 Early Language and Literacy Development 3
GEE 522 Teaching Kindergarten through Third Grade and Practicum Project 3
GEE 524 Infant/Toddler Curriculum with Practicum 3
GEE 532 Math and Science for Young Children 3
Total Credits: 18