2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021) 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021)

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership


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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.

 

Note: The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership program is offered in two different learning modalities: the course-based modality and the competency-based modality, Tempo Learning®.

Competency-Based Education


In addition to the course-based option described below, students can choose to earn their Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership through the competency-based education modality. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will earn the same Walden degree in either modality. See the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership (Competency Based)  page for program details.

Course-Based Program


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 specialists can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.

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