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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy


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Through the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy, educators are furnished the background knowledge and specialized skills they need to shape public policy and advocate effectively on behalf of young children, their families, and the field of early childhood studies. Learners explore current research and theories on child development; the essential components of effective early childhood programs; and local, state, national, and international perspectives on early childhood infrastructures. Coursework also examines practical strategies for effecting policy change and public opinion, including grant writing, coalition building, communications planning, and policy development. Learners can apply the credits they earn in this certificate program toward Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy.

Certificate Requirements


  • 15 total semester credits

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification


This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure. 

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.

Program Data


Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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