Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Program Description | Admission Certificate Requirements | Courses

Program Description

The Early Childhood Education Certificate offers additional coursework in Early Chilldhood Education to public and private school teachers, administrators, and support professionals who hold a baccalaureate degree and who are seeking additional knowledge and training in the field of Early Childhood Education. This Certficiate can be used as an area of emphasis in many M.Ed programs within the College of Education.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Early Childhood Education must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two recommendation forms
  5. Writing sample

For recommendation forms and writing sample instructions, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at https://www.shsu.edu/programs/graduate-certificate-in-early-childhood-education/.

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (12 credit hours)
Choose all from:
ECHE 5363 Building Relationships with Diverse Families and Children 3
ECHE 5346 Language and Literacy Development in the Young Child 3
ECHE 5375 Development in the Young Child 3
ECHE 5343 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education  3
Total 12


Early Childhood Education (ECHE)

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