Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Paul Parkison

(904) 620-5352

Building 57 , Room 2206


Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

Admission Requirements

University requirements: 

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.


For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.


Program Overview
The certificate in Early Childhood Education emphasizes the professional preparation of students at the graduate level for a range of careers in early childhood education (children ages 0-8) within diverse community contexts. The completion of six Early Childhood Education graduate courses provides preparation for working with young children, their families and communities. This program prepares candidates for a highly specialized role and offers a dynamic combination of state-of-the-art theoretical courses and practical application of learning in field education.
Special Notes about the Program

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information regarding eligibility. 

This certificate is offered via distance learning only.



Program Faculty
Curriculum and Requirements
Total Program
Credit Hours
Average Length
of the Program
One year or longer
Community Connections

There is an opportunity to work in China for one year while completing this certificate.