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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The graduate certificate in Early Childhood and Family Policy seeks to attract individuals who are committed to working on behalf of children and families in pedagogical and nonpedagogical contexts to evaluate, inform, create, and advocate for quality policy. Early childhood and family policy will advance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of those working on behalf of children and families, but perhaps not directly with them.

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Admission Criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Graduate Certificate Program

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • 1 letter of recommendation