Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership

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Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership

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Tempo Learning®is an alternative way to earn your Walden degree. It's different from our standard course-based learning because you can work at a pace that makes sense for you, and progress once you've shown you understand a subject. With Tempo Learning®, you have the flexibility of online learning, plus the ability to personalize and control the length, cost, and pacing of your program.

Tempo Learning features:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
  • All-you-can-learn subscription fee
  • Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach

 

Program Details

Curriculum

The Tempo Learning degree completion option is ideal for busy working professionals like you. Your progress is measured by the mastery or demonstration of skills, abilities, and knowledge in a particular area of expertise (AoE).

Each competency has been carefully designed by expert faculty with input from employers, with your education and future employment in mind.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 15 semester credits

View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN.

Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-483-7976.

Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies.

With Tempo Learning, you may be able to complete your Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership in as few as 7 months for as low as $8,000.*

*Represents Tempo Learning® format, Believe & Achieve Scholarship, and the fastest pace of our top 25% transfer students in this program in the Tempo Learning® format. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Tuition and fees are subject to change. See Tuition and Fees section and Scholarship Details for more information.

Tuition and Fees

Progress at Your Pace. Control Your Cost.

Walden’s Tempo Learning® programs follow a subscription-based pricing format. Students are billed a flat-rate for each 3-month subscription term. All pricing is represented in U.S. dollars and is subject to change.

Program Subscription Period Tuition Subscription Period PROGRAM Fee Subscription Period Time Frame
Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership $2,250 $170 3-month subscription period

 

Effective March 4, 2024

Program Subscription Period Tuition Subscription Period PROGRAM Fee Subscription Period Time Frame
Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership $2,350 $175 3-month subscription period

 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for this program. Our financial aid advisors can help you identify funding opportunities to help you pay for your education.

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FAQ About Walden’s Online Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership

Is earning a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership a steppingstone to a master’s degree program?

Yes, it certainly can be. Credits earned in the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership program can be applied toward Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies program.

What will I learn in a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership program?

In this online certificate program, you will obtain skills that can be put to use running child care centers or leading youth programs. You will also learn how to create an atmosphere where children from different backgrounds can all learn and succeed and effective practices for promoting learning throughout the stages of child development, from birth through age 8. The management principles portion of the program will teach you how to recruit, lead, and evaluate staff members; allocate resources; and more.