• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Early Childhood Education

Graduate Certificate

This online graduate certificate is open to students from numerous professional or academic backgrounds who desire to gain a documented concentration in teaching in early childhood environments.

Courses are designed to examine the components essential to effective early childhood programs and to explore practical, research-based strategies for creating environments where all children and families can thrive and grow.

As a student in the program, you complete 21 to 24 graduate credit hours.

The audience for this certificate includes, but is not limited to, child care staff and teachers, family child care providers, preschool teachers, head start and early head start staff, program directors, special educators, early intervention specialists, and child development associates.


  • EDUC-E 507Evaluation of Classroom Behavior3 Credits
  • EDUC-E 508Seminar in Early Childhood Education3 Credits
  • EDUC-E 509Internship in Elementary/Early Childhood Education3 Credits
  • EDUC-E 525Advanced Curriculum study in Early Childhood Education3 Credits
  • EDUC-E 555Human Diversity in Education3 Credits
  • EDUC-F 500Workshop in Early Childhood: Introduction to 3-5 Year Old Children3 Credits
  • EDUC-F 500Workshop in Early Childhood: Foundations in Teaching and Learning for Children Ages 3-53 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $285.29
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $855.87
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $421.43
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1264.29

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 115 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.