Early Childhood Education Micro-Credential

What is the Early Childhood Education Micro-Credential?

You will be enabled to:

  1. Create a developmentally appropriate environment to support the young child’s growth and learning aligning standards and best practice to promote positive outcomes for the young child.
  2. Analyze multiple influences on the young child’s learning and development including the family, community, and cultural context.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple influences on the young child’s development including the family, community, and cultural context.
  4. Develop professional practices which include ethical behaviors, advocacy, and continued growth.

$350 per credit hour


Time to Complete:
2-3 semesters


Mode Offered:
100% Online
8-week courses


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Program Description

The Micro-Credential in Early Childhood Education is a global program that provides students a foundation of learning grounded in the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Preparation Standards and their Position Statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Students will examine child development, the child-directed, play-based environment and the multiple influences on development and learning. This three course micro-credential provides students with a foundation in best practice for teaching young learners.

*This program does not lead to a recommendation for an Alabama Professional Educator Certificate.


ECE 320P Foundations in Early Childhood Education (Foundations in Early Childhood Education) 3
ECE 330P Understanding Context in Early Childhood (Understanding Context in Early Childhood) 3
ECE 440P Play-based Learning (Play-based Learning) 3
Total Hours 9