Early Childhood Education Certificate Requirements
The online certificate in early childhood education at UAF is a 34-credit program that helps prepare you to work with young children and families. Classes explore topics such as child development, math skills and writing for early childhood educators, healthy learning environments, positive social and emotional development, and nutrition and physical wellness.
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Experience online education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Earn your certificate in early childhood education online at UAF for in-state tuition no matter where you live. Our online programs use a variety of videos, virtual field trips and individual activities to bring the experience to life, including an e-book developed by our early childhood education faculty.
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Cost breakdown for the online certificate in early childhood education
The estimated cost for the early childhood certificate program based on current rates is $10,460.
See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.
Example projects in the early childhood education online certificate program
Emphasizing development of the whole child, this program includes activities to help you think creatively and collaboratively about early childhood education. Examples include:
- Observe children ages birth-8 years to determine developmental progress.
- Create activities to encourage a child’s maximum potential.
- Take part in field trips (in person or virtual) to learn the many different career options in this profession.