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Post-Baccalaureate in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3)

Walden University



The online Post-Baccalaureate in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3) certification program has been created for those individuals who are looking for an online and flexible option for further developing the skills and knowledge that is need for being a successful in the field of early childhood education.

This online teaching certification program is offered through the Richard W. Riley College of Education and leadership, and has been specifically designed to guide students through the process of developing an in-depth understanding of child development.

While in this fully online early education certification program, students will learn how to foster a positive learning environment from infancy through the early grades.

Based on national and academic standards, this online degree program will:

  • Address typical/atypical behavior
  • Learn strategies to encourage a child's social skills and develop his or her individual strengths and abilities
  • Participate in virtual and supervised fieldwork to understand the factors that contribute to the learning lives of infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged children
  • Complete your program working on-site with a certified early childhood educator

For individuals seeking a comparable teaching license in a state other than Minnesota, Walden's advisors can provide individuals with guidelines and other information about licensure. It remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with the out-of-state licensure requirements for the state in which he or she seeks to be licensed, as requirements vary state by state.

Walden University makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of any program or coursework will permit them to obtain state certification or licensure in their home state. Before Walden can recommend you for licensure to the Minnesota Board of Teaching, you must also pass the PRAXIS I and the PRAXIS II tests pertinent to your teaching content area.

Accredited bachelor's degree or higher.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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