Jul 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Emergent Inquiry, Graduate Certificate*

General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Fiona Goodyear; goodyear@etsu.edu; (423) 439-6148

Jane Tingle Broderick, EdD, Early Childhood Emergent Inquiry Certificate Coordinator; Co-Coordinator, Doctoral Program
214 Warf-Pickel Hall
PO Box 70548
email: emergentinquiry@etsu.edu; broderic@etsu.edu

Pamela Evanshen, EdD; Department of Early Childhood Education Chair, Co-Coordinator, Doctoral Program
209 Warf-Pickel Hall
PO Box 70548
email: evanshep@etsu.edu

The Early Childhood Education Program offers an Early Childhood Education Emergent Inquiry Certificate Program. The goals and objectives for this online certificate are focused on emergent inquiry curriculum in the field of early childhood education. They align with the vision of our professional organization, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), for educating early childhood teachers and teacher leaders. Candidates in this certificate program will demonstrate the knowledge and skills of the NAEYC Core Standards for Professional Preparation (See NAEYC standards on their website: www.naeyc.org/academy/primary/standardsintro).

Admission Requirements

 In addition to the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies:

  • A bachelor or master’s degree in Early Childhood or a related field (Psychology, Special Education, Elementary Education, etc.) Two years of experience working with young children (birth through 8 years) are preferred;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • Individuals who have graduated with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from ETSU and have successfully completed ECED 5336 - Advanced Creative Development with a grade of B or above, will have a program of study of 15 graduate credit hours for this certificate program; and
  • A student who applies and is accepted into the master’s program in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Master Teacher or Research concentration, may apply up to eighteen credit hours from the Early Childhood Education Emergent Inquiry Certificate Program.

Early Childhood Education Emergent Inquiry, Graduate Certificate Degree Requirements: 18 credits

Requirements 18 credits
TOTAL 18 credits

Gainful Employment

*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see https://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/documents/gainfulemployment/early