Certificate in Early Childhood Administration

Rationale

Having a bachelor degree in early childhood education meets the basic licensing requirements to becomre a director of an early childhood program in Indiana.  However, teaching in a preschool classroom is vastly different from being in charge of a total program.  This certificate program is designed to better prepare individuals for administrative positions by providing specialized coursework in areas of administration and leadership.  The four (4) required courses meet the early childhood program core competency requirements identified by the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC).  These competencies address pedagogy, organization and systems, human resources, collaboration, and public policy.  Upon completion of the courses, students can be recognized by IAEYC with a Program Administrator Certificate.

Required Courses

FCFSC 310 - Promoting Pro-social Behavior in Young Children:  Guidance and Cultural Factors
FCFSC 320 - Leadership and Mangement in Child Development Programs
EDEL 260 - Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction
EDEL 442 - Administration of Early childhood Programs

Contact Information

For more informaiton about this certificate, contact your advisor or Dr. Linda Taylor, Department of Elementary Education