Degree: Graduate Certificate
Classroom Type: Fully Online
Provides Reggio-inspired experiential learning in ECE pedagogy to complement students’ current competencies and experiences. Courses can articulate into CU Denver and Boulder Journey School’s MA in Innovative ECE.
Accepting inquires for Spring 2024
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver Online
This credit-bearing graduate certificate offered by University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education & Human Development in partnership with Boulder Journey School cultivates student’s pedagogical understandings and practices. It supports the capacity to increase the quality of teaching and learning within early childhood programs. Students have the choice of selecting three of six online Reggio-inspired courses to complement their current competencies and experiences. They can choose to articulate their three courses into the 30 credit hour MA in Innovative ECE, also in partnership with Boulder Journey School.
Please Note: Because this is a practice-based certificate program, students are required to maintain a position in either a classroom or an ECE position where you have regular, consistent and ongoing engagement in a classroom within your context.
Students in the Early Childhood Pedagogy certificate program will:
Upon completion of your interest form, you will select your three courses or discuss your interest with an advisor during an individual advising session. See more details about how to enroll in the program in the How to Apply section below.
Beginning Summer 2023, all courses will be 8 week sessions. Fall and Spring semesters will be divided into two 8 week sessions.
Course choices include:
Spring 2024 Block 1 (January – March, 2024)
Spring 2024 Block 2 (March – May, 2024)
Summer 2024 (June – July, 2024)
Fall 2024 Block 1 (August – October, 2024)
The cost of tuition and fees for the three three-credit courses is $1392 per course, plus textbooks. Students enrolled in non-degree, certificate programs are not eligible to apply for financial aid.
Recommended Completion Time:6 months to 2 years
Required Credits for Completion:9 Credits
For more information, please contact Sara Van Dyke.
ECE Educator Scholarships, administered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education in collaboration with Colorado Department of Early Childhood, are designed for early childhood education students living in Colorado who are pursuing dedicated coursework, certificates and degrees up to a master’s degree. Awards vary dependent upon credit hours of enrollment and program. All eligible students receive some funding.