Early Childhood Education (Graduate Certificate)
If you’re looking to advance your career as an early childhood educator, consider Creighton University’s Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificate.
In this program, you’ll learn to create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments for all children. You’ll understand the importance of developing partnerships with families and learn to build relationships that support and empower children and families.
Creighton offers guaranteed scholarships for all current educators to help support and encourage teachers to continue to their education. See tuition and fees section below for more details.
“In my own experience as a student, Creighton's education programs are very user-friendly and easy to work into a busy schedule. They are incredibly practical, enabling you to bring what you're learning in class right to your classroom and life experiences.”
—Jean Hearn, EdD | Associate Professor and Program Director, College of Arts and Sciences
Creighton’s early childhood education graduate certificate program goes far beyond the administrative aspects of the classroom. You’ll learn to model Jesuit values such as the importance of compassion, relationship-building, reflection and humility in your work. Through hands-on, project-based learning experiences, you’ll also gain experience that will prepare you for a successful career in early childhood education.
This early childhood certificate program provides practical learning opportunities in clinical, community and school practicum settings. Your field experience, combined with exposure to a wide variety of teaching and assessment strategies, will prepare you to understand and implement developmentally appropriate practice in your own classroom.
A graduate certificate that fits your lifestyle
We know that a graduate education is no small investment of your time and money, so we make sure that your investment in your early education credential is a smart one—and one that you can fit in your schedule. This 18-credit program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and can be completed online in about a year.