Certificate in Early Childhood Education: Internships & Career Development
As a student in our early childhood education program, you are required to complete an internship if you do not have early childhood experience (i.e., formal work and/or teaching experience working with pre-K children).
The internship requires you to participate in a supervised experience in an early childhood/preschool setting under the supervision of a sponsoring organization and university. The number of hours will depend on your prior experiences and may include up to 60 hours in an early childhood setting. Valid and current teacher clearances or clearances for your state are required. Individual internship locations will be arranged based on prior educational experiences and the educational program.
New career opportunities have evolved for educators with a strong background in the early childhood field of education. This certificate will enable you to meet the specific needs of children and work with parents and other adults to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth in a child development framework.