University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate - Early Childhood Education


Required Courses21
Total Hours21

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • This graduate endorsement is only for currently licensed elementary education teachers who already hold a master’s degree in education or an education-related field and are seeking an early childhood education (P-3) endorsement.

Course Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
EDEC 508Early Childhood Principles and Practices3
EDEC 515Educational Professionals Working With Families Experiencing Adversity3
EDEC 520Meeting Standards Through Play-Based Environments3
EDEC 530Social and Emotional Development in Young Children3
EDEC 540Neuroscience and Its Impact on Child Development3
EDU 501Curriculum Design, Implementation, & Evaluation3
EDEC 595Early Childhood Fieldwork/Practicum3
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C