Early Childhood Teaching Graduate Certificate

This program of study is for individuals with a Bachelor's degree who would like to prepare for teacher certification in Early Childhood Education. This graduate certificate program option leads to Missouri Initial Professional Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education Birth-3rd. 

Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Teacher Certification:

  • A passing score on the designated Missouri Content Examination or an approved program of study
  • A 2.75 or higher overall GPA
  • Approved results of the Family Care Safety Registry
  • A clear TB test or chest x-ray, if appropriate
  • Students must meet the application deadlines set by The Graduate School
Related Area Requirements
TCH ED 6565Enriching Learning through Multicultural Arts, Music, Physical Education and Health1
TCH ED 6566Cross-Curricular Connections with Multicultural Arts, Music, Physical Education and Health1
Level I
TCH ED 5310AInstructional Design: Lesson Planning for Teachers1
ED PSY 6215Psychology of Early Childhood Development3
ED PSY 6030Instruction, Learning and Assessment3
Level II
ECH ED 6412Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
SPEC ED 6412Psychology of Exceptional Children3
ED TECH 6135Technology for Preparing Inquiry-Based Teaching1
ELE ED 6337Teaching and Learning Literacy in Elementary Classrooms4
Level III
SPEC ED 6325Advanced Studies in Classroom & Behavior Management3
ELE ED 6338Literacy Assessment for Guided Instruction3
ECH ED 6348Understanding and Supporting Children's Math and Science Inquiry2
ECH ED 6535Assessment Curriculum and Research Based Practice Birth through Grade Three2
ECH ED 6536Early Childhood Pre-Primary Practicum2
ECH ED 5989Practicum I: Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Site Based Experience2
ECH ED 5990Practicum II: Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Site Based Experience8
TCH ED 5001Advanced Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners1
Total Hours43