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Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education Coaching

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Provides experiential learning in best coaching practices for teacher-leaders, coaches, directors, principals, home childcare providers, early interventionists, special education staff or anyone looking to enhance their coaching skills.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: Online Classroom: Fully Online Recommended completion time: 12 months Credits required for completion: 9 Application deadline: New Cohort Begins January 2022

The Details

Coaching has been shown to have a major influence on early childhood teaching practice that, in turn, improves program quality and child growth outcomes in early childhood settings. Quality relationship-based teaching and learning is instrumental to positive early childhood experiences. The coach-coachee relationship that focuses specifically on quality learning in those settings is essential to comprehensive professional development.

The University of Colorado Denver’s online Early Childhood Coaching Certificate provides experiential learning in best coaching practices for teacher-leaders, coaches, directors, principals, home childcare providers, early interventionists, special education staff or anyone looking to enhance their coaching skills. This three-course certificate will provide you with foundational coaching skills and practices, peer connections, reflection, and self-awareness. Strong coaching relationships will help you achieve positive results with coworkers, networks, and children in your care.

It’s the only university certificate in the U.S. that pairs the early childhood field with universal coaching strategies. It is less focused on specific curriculum and assessment tools. Instead, it is uniquely designed to work seamlessly and in coordination with most early childhood curricular approaches and teaching practices.

Discover research-based strategies that will help you deepen your understanding of collaborative coaching and advance your ECE career. Learn to promote engaging and culturally supportive actions to make a difference in the lives of teachers and young students.

Certificate Structure and Cost


Complete the coaching certificate conveniently online

This online coaching certificate program provides the best of both worlds: a combination of online and synchronous learning. In addition to individual work that you will complete throughout the semester, each course meets virtually via Zoom for Tuesday and Saturday classes. Courses require fieldwork that can also be completed virtually. We strongly recommend that these courses be taken in sequence and that students commit to all three courses and to the full completion of the program. Your learning to conduct relationship-based coaching, is enhanced when learning with a consistent group of other students who are also committed to the full certificate.

Cost

The cost of tuition and fees for the three three-credit courses is $1173 per course, plus textbooks.

Known for excellence

Many educational leaders and coaches have received their advanced degrees from CU Denver. We have a name that is recognized for preparing leaders who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development is a top school according to U.S. News & World Report.

Expert faculty

Our faculty are directly connected to the issues facing educational coaches today. With current connections to educators on the local, state, national and international levels, they are well-versed in the current and future climate that coaches face. Their guidance will prepare you to further your career while promoting social justice and inclusion in early childhood settings.

About the School of Education & Human Development

The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching and mental health. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. That’s why our graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world. Our graduates are recognized to be among the most prepared in the nation to support diverse languages, cultures and abilities in the classroom.

Curriculum

Admissions Requirements

The next cohort for the certificate program will begin January 2022. Application and registration information will be available November 2021.

For more information about the application and registration, email cpe@ucdenver.edu or call 303-315-5000.

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The certificate will appear on the student's transcript upon successful completion of the course unless the student is already enrolled in an SEHD degree program. If a student is currently enrolled in an SEHD degree program and is taking certificate courses, the certificate will appear on the student's transcript if no more than 3 credit hours are used to meet degree requirements. Our nationally and internationally recognized certificates are exceptions to this policy, this includes the certificate for Applied Behavior Analysis.

Students must have a grade of C or better in all classes applied toward their certificate and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher for the certificate to be transcribed. Particular district-related certificates require a grade of B or better for certificate transcription. In some cases, courses with a grade of C may not count toward a master's degree, depending on specific degree program requirements.