Early Childhood Education

Learn to help children reach their full potential when you earn your early childhood education certificate online at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Led by award-winning faculty, this program will help you develop meaningful approaches for teaching and working with children (prenatal through age 8) and their families. You can also receive transfer credit for your Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ or completed military modules.

Who Is the Online Early Childhood Education Certificate Designed For?

The online certificate in early childhood education is for people who want to formalize their early childhood education training. Often, students who choose this option have a degree in another field but need to show an employer the knowledge and skill specific to early care and education. If you’re looking for even more in-depth training in the field, we also offer a nationally ranked and accredited online associate degree in early childhood education.

Why Earn Your Certificate in Early Childhood Education Online at UAF?

  • Benefit from best practices demonstrated at our on-campus Early Childhood Lab School.
  • Engage in a focused curriculum that emphasizes application of skills in early childhood learning environments.
  • Learn from award-winning faculty and access the best experts and the most recent research in the field.

Degree Type

  • Undergraduate Certificate


  • Online
  • On Campus
  • Online/On Campus Combo

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Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.