Early Childhood Pedagogy Graduate Certificate
This credit-bearing graduate certificate offered by University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education & Human Development in partnership with Boulder Journey School cultivates student’s pedagogical understandings and practices. It supports the capacity to increase the quality of teaching and learning within early childhood programs. Students have the choice of selecting three of six online Reggio-inspired courses to complement their current competencies and experiences. They can choose to articulate their three courses into the 30 credit hour MA in Innovative ECE, also in partnership with Boulder Journey School.
Please Note: Because this is a practice-based certificate program, students are required to maintain a position in either a classroom or an ECE position where they have regular, consistent and ongoing engagement in a classroom within their context.
Students in the Early Childhood Pedagogy certificate program will:
- Develop an understanding and articulate their personal and professional beliefs about the image of the child, family and teacher, and the teacher’s role in promoting the rights of children to quality teaching and learning.
- Apply pedagogical and curricular practices with children and colleagues to deepen awareness and understanding of the complexities and opportunities within early childhood education.
- Cultivate an intentional and inclusive practice of observation, documentation and assessment.
- Engage across multiple pathways for deepening leadership actions around complex early childhood pedagogical issues and have advocate for opportunities for all young children.
Prior to applying to the program, students will select three courses together with an advisor during an individual advising session.
All courses will be 8-week sessions. Fall and Spring semesters will be divided into two 8-week sessions.
|Select three of the following:|
|A Colorado Interpretation of Reggio Emilia Approach|
|Observation, Documentation and Assessment|
|The Environment as the Third Teacher|
|Messing About with STEM|
|Literacy and the Hundred Languages|
|Contextual Curriculum 1|
|Supportive Social Learning|