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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Early Childhood Leadership Certificate


The Undergraduate Early Childhood Leadership Certificate is a plan of study specifically designed to prepare early childhood professionals to become effective directors and administrators of high-quality early childhood programs. The certificate will be available fully online and may be taken as a part of the following degrees at UHCL or as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Interdisciplinary Studies: Educator of Young Children

As part of the course content, candidates will complete the Aim4Excellence modules offered through the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership culminating in the receipt of the National Director Credential.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses (12 hours)
ECED 4325 Early Childhood Program Development & Management I - Leadership Strategies and Staff Development
Credit Hours: 3
ECED 4327 Early Childhood Program Development & Management II - Managing Center Operations and Finance
Credit Hours: 3
ECED 4329 Early Childhood Program Development & Management III - Implementing and Evaluating the Program
Credit Hours: 3
Choose one of the following:
MGMT 3301 Management Theory and Practice
Credit Hours: 3
MGMT 3313 Organizational Communication
Credit Hours: 3