2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) 
    
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2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 M.S. in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy.

Certificate Requirements


  • 15 total semester credit hours

Curriculum


Course Sequence


Semester
Course Credits
1 EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood Studies 3 sem. cr.
EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices 3 sem. cr.
2 EDUC 6162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field 3 sem. cr.
EDUC 6765 - Early Childhood Systems 3 sem. cr.
3 EDUC 6766 - Tools for Policy Makers and Advocates 3 sem. cr.

 

Program Data


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