Students at the Global, Pullman, and Vancouver campuses may pursue a certificate in early childhood education while obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development, another bachelor’s degree, or independent of completion of a bachelor’s degree. The certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and professional skills to seek employment in a variety of early childhood settings including: child care centers, pre-school settings, Child Protective Services, crisis nurseries, and many others.
- Work closely with an advisor in the Department of Human Development to take the designated courses to complete a certificate in Early Childhood Education.
- Complete the courses required for the early childhood specialty certificate including a practicum.
- Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 for the courses required for the certificate in early childhood education.
- When requirements are completed for both the human development degree and the certificate, the student is awarded with a Certificate in Early Childhood Education. This shows that the student has completed a course of study that focuses on early childhood. (Note: This does not mean the student is state certified.)
**Note: All HD majors are required to take 42 credit hours of Human Development courses.**
Courses Required for the Early Childhood Certificate (25 credit hours)Elective Courses (HD) that Support the Early Childhood CertificateNon-HD Elective Courses that Support the Early Childhood Certificate
|Human Development Theories
|Guidance in Early Childhood Programs
|Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs
|HD 482 [M]
|Child Assessment & Evaluation
|Practicum in Early Childhood Programs
|Family Stress & Coping
|Spec Ed 409
|Early Childhood Special Education