Early Childhood Education
Creating a positive learning environment that facilitates a child’s health and well-being is essential to early childhood education. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Early Childhood Education will provide you with an overview of the social, physical, cognitive and emotional development of children pre-K through grade three and the foundational theories for educating children at this age in today’s diverse society.
Basis of Admissions
A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Post-baccalaureate certificates transfer into a master’s degree sequence.
Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Education are eight weeks in length.
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
This Master’s level course presents an overview of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in American society including foundational theories for educating the young child. Students will explore basic educational concepts and practices central to developmentally appropriate classrooms for children pre-K through grade three, including children with exceptional needs. Various historical and contemporary models, delivery systems, and newest innovations are investigated. Students pursuing a specialization in ECE are advised to take this as their first specialization course.
Growth and Development of Young Children
This course is a discussion of theory and research related to the education of young children. The intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of infants, toddlers and young children will be examined and their implications on the development of early childhood education instructional programs.
Children and Families in a Diverse Society
This course introduces students to multicultural and anti-bias issues in early childhood settings. Students will explore culturally relevant methods for working with children and families. Upon completion of this course the prospective early childhood educator will have a comprehensive understanding of multi-cultural, bilingual and anti-bias issues, and appropriate strategies for providing culturally relevant programs in an early childhood setting.
Foundations of Language Literacy
This course will assist educators in learning more about the foundations of language development and the impact language acquisition has on literacy learning. Educators will be asked to reflect on their own understanding of language development and reflect on their teaching of language.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Education tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $544
- Per 3 credit course cost: $1,631
- Program cost: $6,524
- Average book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
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- No Physical Residency Requirements
- One-to-One Teaching
- 100% Doctoral Faculty
- Flexibility of Online Learning
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