Certificate in Leadership in Early Childhood and Human Services
Telephone: (302) 831-6500
Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask, Coordinator
Faculty Listing: http://www.hdfs.udel.edu/content/faculty
The Graduate Certificate Program in Leadership in Early Childhood and Human Services will prepare professionals to take leadership roles in Early Childhood and/or Human Services programs. Course options are built into the program to allow students to match their previous education, work experience and career goals while meeting all learning objectives in this Graduate Certificate Program. Students will select one course from each of four categories: Program Administration, Working with Families, Diversity across the Lifespan, and Curriculum. All students will take the required course in Staff Development. All courses in this program emphasize developmentally and culturally responsive, inclusive, and evidence-based practices in work with young children, youth, and families and the professionals who serve them.
Course Requirements CREDITS
HDFS 621 Family Studies I: Empirical & Theoretical Perspectives
HDFS 647 Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Care & Education 3
HDFS 656 Professional Development & Supervision 3
HDFS 637 Program Planning, Assessment & Evaluation
HDFS 640 Early Childhood Administration, Leadership & Advocacy
HDFS 642 Leadership in Human Services 3
HDFS 641 Infants, Toddlers & Families: Development and Programming
HDFS 601 Theories of Human Development
HDFS 860 Diversity in Families and Human Development 3
HDFS 662 Curriculum Analysis in Early Childhood
HDFS 639 Curriculum Methods and Assessment
HDFS 630 Family Life Education 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Successful completion of this Graduate Certificate Program requires five 3-credit graduate courses with a minimum grade of B- in all courses.
Students will be expected to complete this program within 4 years.
This Graduate Certificate Program can serve as an entry point into the existing MS Program in Human Development and Family Studies. Participants in the Graduate Certificate program can apply for admission into the MS program upon completion of 6-9 credits in the Graduate Certificate Program. Upon admission into the MS program, all 15 credits will count toward the MS degree. The MS in HDFS has concentrations in Early Childhood Education, Leadership in Nonprofit Administration, and Family Support. By building upon existing coursework, the Certificate does not require new courses or resources.
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