Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Urban Education (Birth - Grade 2)

The 13-credit Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood is for students with prior certification only. It leads to a 2nd Initial Certification in Early Childhood Education, preparing students to teach in pre-school, kindergarten, and primary classrooms through grade 2.

Students without prior certification who are interested in early childhood education are advised to enroll in the M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education or the M.S.Ed. in Childhood/Early Childhood Education.

Course of Study
TAL 810 Early Development 3 credits
TAL 844 Environments, Practices and Play in Early Childhood & Community 3 credits
TAL 846 Family Literacy and Parental Collaboration 3 credits
TAL 873 Early Literacy 3 credits
TAL 881B Internship/Student Teaching for the Practicing Teacher: Early Childhood 1 credit


School of Education
Dr. Laura Seinfeld, Dean