Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

Program Coordinator: Dr. Bizunesh Wubie
Graduate College 213
Available Online




Program Overview:
The graduate certificate program in Early Childhood Education  is designed for certified/licensed elementary education teachers who intend to  add  a Pre-K-K endorsement to their  professional  licensure.  The certificate  requires 21 credit hours of course work.

Program Highlights:

  • The Certificate combines theory, research, and practical applications to child development and early childhood education.
  • This program is available completely online.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Certificate Application Essentials:
How to apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Early Childhood Education Certificate on the application form.
  • Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.
  • Students can pursue the graduate certificate while enrolled in the master’s program in Education by submitting a Secondary Program Request form:
  • Applicants must hold a valid K-6 or K-8 professional license.

Deadline for Application: December 1 (Spring semester); August 1 (Fall Semester); May 1 (Summer)