Would you like to further your professional development in the field of early childhood care and education? Our online early childhood courses are designed to offer in-depth, research-based knowledge on key areas for early childhood professionals working with children birth to age eight. All of the courses are developed in partnership with the Graduate School of Education (Curriculum and Instruction Department, Special Education Department, and the Early Childhood Training Center).
Total Credits Required
Completion of six 3-credit Online ECE courses (18 credits)
The certificate program does not require admission. There are no prerequisites.
Desire2Learn (D2L) is a web-based learning management system
Specific Technology Requirements
Broadband connection recommended
Recommended browsers for D2L are: Windows Users: Internet Explorer, FireFox; Mac Users: FireFox, Safari. Recommended: Windows PC: Open Office Microsoft Office; Macintosh iWork Open Office Microsoft Office 2008
Julie Puris, Program Manager
Continuing Education/Graduate School of Education 751 Portland OR 97207
These credits may be used towards a bachelor's or master's degree with the approval of a student' academic advisor. This degree can be developed to meet the requirements for transfer to any school in the Oregon University System. Currently have an articulation agreement with Portland State University leading to a Bachelors of Social Science with an Early Childhood Certificate. This degree meets all of the requirements for qualifications for preschool teachers outlined in the No Child Left Behind law. There is also an advising agreement with Eastern Oregon University for students working towards teacher licensure.
The School of Extended Studies has a small scholarship fund. For more information, call 503-72-LEARN.