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.
The Early Learning Center Lab School is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAECP) a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
This program is intended for students who 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.
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.
or EDU 210
|The Early Childhood Professional
Behavior Management and Guidance Practices
||The Director With Vision
||Program Organization and Management
||(Select 6 credits) Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Computers/Technology (CIS),
Early Childhood Education (ECE), Education (EDU), or Special Education (SED)