Having a bachelor's degree in early childhood education meets the basic licensing requirements to become 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 address pedagogy, organization and systems, human resources, collaboration, and public policy.

Required Courses

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

Contact Information

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