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Liberty University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Preschool education helps you to learn how the best practices in early childhood education can set students up for success in their academic careers. You will study early childhood development and what can be done to enhance their growth. If you have a passion for helping young children to learn the basic skills they need to do well in school, then the online Graduate Certificate in Preschool will give you the tools you need to meet the unique needs of early childhood education. If you wish to continue your education, credits from the online Graduate Certificate in Preschool can be transferred into relevant Master's Degree programs or possibly used to pursue state licensure. The online Graduate Certificate in Preschool is an in-depth, yet concise, overview of the specialized, Masters-level training in early childhood education that you need to better serve in the role as a preschool teacher.
If you are currently a Preschool teacher or want to expand your job opportunities to work with young children, you will find that early childhood education comes with unique challenges and considerations. The specialized training you will receive by pursuing Liberty University’s online Preschool certificate program will equip you to approach education from a Christian perspective and establish a firm understanding of early childhood development and behavior. Liberty University’s online education programs are based on a Christian worldview, providing a balance of educational theory with a firm understanding of biblical principles of personhood. Courses in our online Preschool Graduate Certificate also examine these essential educational theories alongside methodologies of Christian education to assist those who will work in Christian schools, churches, and home settings. The online format allows you to pursue specialized Preschool training while never requiring on-campus visits, giving you the flexibility you need to stay connected with your family, community, and work.
The online Graduate Preschool Certificate can also be a great first step towards a Master’s Degree as course credit earned in this graduate certificate program can be directly applied to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) – Early Childhood Education degree.
In many cases, this program can lead to an add-on endorsement. For more information click here.
The online Graduate Certificate in Preschool expands upon your previous teaching experience and training to give you the specialized tools needed for teaching young children. Through the online Graduate Certificate in Preschool, you will learn about the social, emotional, and spiritual development of children and how education practices and theories can apply to issues in early childhood. You will also learn principles of curriculum and learning environment development for young children to better adapt your teaching techniques for the Preschool level. These techniques and methods will help you create fun and effective learning environments for your Preschool students and to ensure that they are prepared for a successful education.
You may also be interested in taking the next step in your education with Liberty’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning – Early Childhood Education.
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