Undergraduate Certificate
Early Childhood Development Certificate

The Early Childhood Program at UAA blends theory and practice with the aim of preparing early childhood educators with the skills necessary to deliver quality care and education for young children from birth through age eight years. The Early Childhood Development Certificate Program prepares paraeducators and other professionals to work in early care and education settings. The program was developed to meet the National Association for the Education of Young Children guidelines for personnel preparation.

This certificate requires the completion of 34 credits, which may be applied to the Early Childhood Associate of Applied Science.

Required Coursework*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

DN A145Child Nutrition 33
EDEC A105 Introduction to the Field of Early Childhood3
EDEC A105Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood3
EDEC A201Early Childhood Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities2
EDEC A206Integrated Curriculum for Young Children3
EDEC A210Guiding Young Children3
EDEC A241Infant and Toddler Development3
EDEC A242Family and Community Partnerships3
EDEC A292 Early Childhood Practicum Seminar1
EDEC A295Early Childhood Practicum3
EDEC A303Young Children in Inclusive Settings3
EDSE A212Human Development and Learning -OR - 
PSY A245Child Development3
EDSE A212LHuman Development and Learning Lab - OR - 
PSY A245L Child Development Laboratory1

*Information based on the 2010-2011 catalog, please refer to the current catalog  for complete information.

Admitted students: Course requirements are based upon the catalog in effect at the time of your admission and may differ from this list. See your advisor or DegreeWorks.


Contact the College of Education Student Services at 907-786-4401

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Form Name Description
Certificate in Early Childhood Certificate in Early Childhood 34 credits checklist
Release of Information Muni of Anchorage ROI for classes placing students in an agency setting, paperwork to be sent to the MUNI.


Faculty and Staff

Name Title Phone Office
Kitty Deal Assistant Professor, Education 486-1223 UAA - Kodiak Campus / KCC 123B
Bonny Headley Term Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education 786-4464 PSB 225F
Wei-Ying Hsiao, Ed.D Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education 786-4435 PSB 225C
Karen Roth Term Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education 786-1928 PSB 225D
Hilary Seitz, Ph.D. Professor, Associate Dean 786-4872 PSB 234H