The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Infant and Toddler Development prepares students to work with infants and toddlers and their families in a variety of settings including childcare, family care settings, and Early Head Start programs.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificates.
- Complete the following major requirements:
|EDEC A105||Introduction to the Field of Early Childhood Education||3|
|EDEC A106||Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood||3|
|EDEC A107||Child Development and Learning||3|
|EDEC A108||Health, Nutrition and Wellness for Children Birth-12||3|
|EDEC A241||Infant and Toddler Development||3|
|EDEC A242||Culturally Responsive Family Engagement||3|
A minimum of 18 credits is required for the certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Infant and Toddler Development will be able to:
- Create a healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environment based on knowledge of infant and toddler development.
- Create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families, and involve all families in their children’s development and learning.
- Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence infant and toddler’s development and learning.
- Use ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice.
- Demonstrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on professional practice, making informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources.