2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) 
    Aug 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

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The Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education seeks to prepare educators to understand and address the role that diversity—cultural, socioeconomic, and otherwise—plays in child development and learning. Educators examine the types and stages of early childhood development with a focus on the role of cultural and linguistic diversity; essential components of effective early childhood programs; and the impact of access, equity, and social justice on child development and early childhood programming. Educators also study approaches to meeting the needs of English language learners, children on the autism spectrum, and children with developmental delays. Coursework explores practical strategies for planning curricula, teaching and assessing young children, and referring children to appropriate resources. Learners can apply the credits they earn in this certificate program toward Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education.

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

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