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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership


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Competency-Based Education

In addition to the course-based option described below, students can earn the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, Leadership through Tempo Learning™, Walden’s self-paced, competency-based education option. View the competencies and professional skills  students will achieve to succeed in this program.

Course-Based Program

The Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership certificate program is designed to prepare educators to effectively manage child care centers or administer programs for young children. Learners explore the essential components of effective early childhood programs and develop the practical personnel and business management skills they need to lead those programs. Coursework covers effective program practices; budget and resource allocation; and personnel recruitment, evaluation, and management. Learners also consider and are provided tools to respectfully address the impact of diversity, culture, and equity issues on early childhood development. Learners can apply the credits they earn in this certificate program toward Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Administration, Management, and Leadership.

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 Administration, Management, and Leadership 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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