Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

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Program Description

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.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Early Childhood Education must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two recommendation forms
  5. Writing sample

For recommendation forms and writing sample instructions, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at .

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education
Specified Courses
ECHE 5343Curriculum Dev-Early Child Edu3
ECHE 5349Lang & Lit Dev In Young Child3
ECHE 5363Buildg Rel With Div Fam& Child3
ECHE 5375Development Of The Young Child3
Total Hours12