Early Childhood Education Director / Specialized Diploma (ECDD)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

This program is intended for students that already hold a credential in Teacher Education and are currently employed and/or plan to move into a director or assistant director position. The primary purpose of this program is to enhance knowledge and skills for Early Childhood Directors/Administrators. This specialized credit diploma program qualifies as the PA Pathways Director Core Certificate Program.

Early Childhood Education Program Manual 2011-2012

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • formulate a program management plan.
  • demonstrate active participation in professional development and leadership endeavors.
  • advocate for best practices through collaborative relationships with families and staff in an early childhood center.
Early Childhood Education Director / Specialized Diploma (ECDD)
Summer Credits
ECE 225
or EDU 210
Early Childhood Prof Seminar
Behavior Mgmt & Guide
ECE 230 The Director with Vision 3
ECE 235 Program Organization & Mgmt 3
Elective Education, Special Education or Early Childhood
Education, Business, Accounting, or
  Total Credits 15