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Infant/Toddler Education Undergraduate Certificate

Jan. 10, 2022

Next Start Date

6

Courses Required

$427

Cost Per Credit Hour

19

Total Credit Hours

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College of Education and Human Services

Degree Awarded: Infant/Toddler Education Undergraduate Certificate

Help Children Take Their First Steps

The Infant/Toddler Undergraduate Certificate, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, is designed for early childhood teachers and providers, Head Start teachers, and others who work with young children from birth to three years of age. The certificate is free standing or can be taken with a degree program. If you enjoy working with children and want to enter this field, or if you are already working in an educational setting for infants and toddlers, this certificate will give you the qualifications you need to advance in your career. It will prepare you to make a difference in the life of a child.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous


Start Date

January 10, 2022
May 16, 2022
August 17, 2022


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Program Details

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This CDFS certificate incorporates the West Virginia Core Knowledge and Core Competencies and the West Virginia Early Standards Framework: Infant/Toddler in order to include the most recent requirements set forth by West Virginia agencies responsible for overseeing teachers and providers working with children from birth through three years of age. The specific body of knowledge in the Infant/Toddler Certificate satisfies new state and federal mandates that teachers of very young children must have formal recognition of their training in order to obtain and/or maintain employment.

There are 19 hours in the Infant/Toddler Certificate program. The certificate can be completed alone or within a degree program.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum 2.5 GPA.


Admissions

Applicants should have a minimum 2.5 GPA. They must complete the online application and submit official transcripts for all previous institutions they attended or their official high school transcript if fewer than 20 college credits completed. They must also submit a professional resume and a typed personal statement that answers the following questions (minimum of 300 words):

  • What has led you to pursue this undergraduate degree?
  • What are your long-term personal and professional goals?

Application Requirements

  • Apply with the online Undergraduate Application
  • Pay undergraduate application fee
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU), or high school transcripts if fewer than 20 college credits and send to:
    WVU Office of Admissions
    PO Box 6009
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

The certificate can be completed alone or within a degree program.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Infant/Toddler Education Undergraduate Certificate requires 19 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $427.


Total Degree Cost

$8,113 – Residents and Non-Residents

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Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Infant/Toddler Education degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Kindergarten Teacher
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Preschool Teacher
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Health Educator
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Childcare Worker
Projected Growth: 2-3% *Bright Outlook

Preschool and Childcare Center
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Educational Counselor
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook


Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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