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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Early Childhood Leadership Certificate

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Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective director or administrator of a high-quality early childhood program by getting an Early Childhood Leadership Certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Completing this program will earn you a National Director Credential from the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.

The certificate is available fully online and may be taken as a part of the following degrees at UHCL or as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Early Childhood Care and Education, B.S.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Early Childhood Education-Educator of Young Children B.A.S

By completing this certification, you will:

  • Be recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as having met the director qualification for NAEYC program accreditation.
  • Meet the education requirement to become a licensed director in the state of Texas and can apply for your Texas Child-Care Centers Director’s certificate.
  • Meet the 4-star Director Qualifications for the Texas Rising Star quality rating and improvement system for Texas Early Childhood programs.
  • Demonstrate to employers that you possess a strong commitment and expertise in early childhood leadership.

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