Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field prepares you to meet the training and education needs of early childhood professionals.

Combining instructional strategies for teaching adult learners with studies of early childhood development theory, practices, and trends, this online program prepares you to translate your expertise in early childhood studies to adult learners through techniques geared to their strengths and needs. You will be shown strategies on how to effectively teach adults within a variety of settings, including higher education, community colleges, and professional development workshops.

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  • “Certificate programs from the Riley College of Education and Leadership are designed to help educators like you update your skills as you advance your career. You can participate in Walden’s collaborative online environments as you share ideas with educators across the country.”

    Dr. Kelley Costner
    Associate Dean of Master’s and Undergraduate Programs
    The Richard W. Riley
    College of Education and Leadership

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Completion Requirements

  • 15 total semester credits

This certificate can be completed in as little as 1 year. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Credits earned through this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field.


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Curriculum Component Requirements Cost
Courses 15 total semester credit hours $660 per semester credit hour
Technology Fee per semester $160

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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