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


Early Childhood Development Certificate Information Packet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Admitted students: Course requirements are based upon the catalog in effect at the time of your admission.  UAA Current and Past Catalogs.


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
Wei-Ying Hsiao, Ed.D Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education 786-4435 PSB 225C
Karen Roth Term Professor, Early Childhood Program Chair 786-1928 PSB 225D
Hilary Seitz, Ph.D. Professor, Associate Dean 786-4872 PSB 234H