Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Teacher
Maine has a new requirement for teachers in public pre-K programs to hold an early childhood teaching endorsement. The University of Maine is offering a 12-credit graduate certificate to support teachers with K-8 certifications earn the 081 endorsement. The graduate certificate in Early Childhood Education includes the following courses (all offered online):
- Science for the Young Child
- Numeracy for the Young Child
- Infant and Toddler Development
- Early Childhood Special Education
In addition to these courses, teachers must take (or have taken as part of their K-8 certification):
- Children’s literature
- Language and literacy in early childhood
- Child development or developmental psychology
- 6 additional credits in early childhood education including: family studies, creative arts, observation of young children, assessment of young children, advanced child development
- Early learning environments
- Additional early literacy coursework
- Praxis 2 (test # 0021) must be passed with a score of 166 or better
To learn more about this graduate certificate and discuss options for articulating the credits into graduate degrees, please contact the College of Education.
|Fall 2013||Spring 2014||Summer 2014||Fall 2014||Spring 2015|
|HUD 529||CHF 450||HUD 521||HUD 529||CHF 450|
Note: If courses offered at the beginning of the rotation will not be offered again (i.e. repeated) within the 5-semester time frame, please indicate that fact.
HUD 529: Numeracy for the Young Child. 3 cr.
CHF 450: Early Childhood Special Education-Inclusion in the Early Childhood Classroom. 3 cr.
HUD 521: Science as Inquiry: Teaching Young Children. 3 cr.
SEI 501: Diversity of Development in Infancy and Early Childhood. 3 cr.
Mary Ellin Logue, College of Education
Julie DellaMattera, College of Education