Early Childhood Inclusive, Initial Certification
Initial Certification in Early Childhood Inclusive
Why Pursue This Program
The online Early Childhood Inclusive, Initial Certification is a convenient, high-quality program for individuals who are interested in working with the very youngest population. This program leads to a certification in Early Childhood Inclusive.
Students choose this program to:
- Gain knowledge from faculty expertise in research and teaching children 0-8.
- Preparation to teach children 0-5 in special education settings and ages 0-8 in regular education settings.
- Acquire a knowledge base, applicable skills, competencies and appropriate practicum experiences.
- Benefit from the flexible format of online courses that allow students to complete coursework according to their schedule on the traditional semester basis.
Students choose from one of two specializations which include:
- Age 3-Grade 3
The program is designed for in-service teachers, assistants in preschools, staff in HeadStart programs and other non-traditional students who are unable to attend regular face-to-face classes at a university.
Certification Information: The program is offered in lieu of the traditional Early Childhood Inclusive, BS degree. This means students will not receive a second bachelor's degree, but a certification in Early Childhood Inclusive. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.
Career Outlook: The online Early Childhood Inclusive, Initial Certification program is designed for in-service teachers, assistants in preschools, staff in HeadStart programs and other careers.
- Elementary School Teacher
- Preschool Teacher
- Daycare Teacher
- In-service Teachers
- Preschool Assistant
- Head Start Staff
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.