Leadership in Infant and Toddler Learning, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

The certificate is available to students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree who do not plan to pursue a degree program or for students who are pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies or Specialized Education Services. If pursuing a master’s degree simultaneously, students must meet all requirements for admission to The Graduate School, Human Development and Family Studies, and Specialized Education Services. 

The certificate is also open to graduate students with background knowledge in early childhood education, child development, early childhood special education, or a closely related field. Students who are enrolled in the LITL certificate program and wish to enroll in the M.Ed. program must submit a new application for the M.Ed. program to The Graduate School. It is the student's responsibility to initiate the process and, if accepted to the M.Ed. program, review program requirements with the advisor.

Certificate Program Requirements

Required: 19 credit hours

Required Courses (19 credits)
HDF/SES 607Infant-Toddler Learning in Inclusive Settings4
HDF 636Leadership and Mentoring in Educating Young Children3
HDF 650Theory and Research in Early Childhood3
SES 601Introduction to Inclusive Birth-Kindergarten Services3
SES 602Inclusive Family-Centered Practices in Early Childhood3
SES 603Screening/Assessment in Inclusive Early Childhood Services3
Total Credit Hours19