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Graduate Certificate In Preschool Online Degree Programs
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Not Applicable
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn How to Help Kids Start Off Strong in Their Education with the Online Graduate Certificate in Preschool

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.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Graduate Preschool Certificate Program?

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.

What Will You Learn in the Online Graduate Certificate in Preschool?

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.

Program Highlights
Certificate Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Program Highlights of the Online Preschool Graduate Certificate

  • By earning your Graduate Certificate in Preschool online from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • This preschool education certificate is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders and experts in education from across the country.
  • You can complete this online preschool certificate in as little as one semester.
  • You may apply many credits earned in the online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction – Early Childhood Education.

Online Graduate Certificate in Preschool Program Information

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Certificate Programs

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

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