Infant/Toddler Education


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 is free standing or can be taken with a degree program.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum 2.5 GPA.


West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. West Virginia University's Professional Education Preparation Unit is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). That Unit includes undergraduate and graduate preparation programs for licensure of teachers and those in educational support areas. This includes programs not only in the College of Education and Human Services, but also several which are outside the College (Agriculture, Art, Health, Music and Physical Education).



Courses Required


Total Credit Hours

Course Formats

  • Online Courses

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Infant/Toddler Education requires 19 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $426 for residents and $1,077 for non-residents.



Financial Aid

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Next Start Date: January 13, 2020    Apply Now


What can you do with a Infant/Toddler Education?

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.

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).

Kindergarten Teacher

Growth: 5-8%

Education Administrator

Growth: 5-8%

Childcare Worker

Growth: 5-8%

Special Education Teacher

Growth: 5-8%

Education Administrator

Growth: 9-13%

Health Educator

Growth: 9-13%

Educational Counselor

Growth: 5-8%

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