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Our popular 12-credit early childhood education certificate enables teachers who hold their initial or professional teaching certification in grades 1–6, to extend their certification to birth–grade 2.
Through classroom instruction and student-teaching experiences you’ll learn to engage children from birth–grade 2 and gain competency in other key areas, including:
General admission criteria include a completed graduate study application, three recommendations, statement of purpose or intent, and official transcripts. Requirements for this program include:
Please note: Students enrolled in this graduate certificate program are not eligible to receive federal aid.
For information about the Certificate in Birth–Grade 2 Early Childhood Education at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Heidi Schnackenberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Teacher Education Unit
Program Area Coordinator, M.S.Ed. Graduate Programs Office Location: Sibley Hall 309
Phone: (518) 564-5143
Fax: (518) 564-2149
Phone: (518) 564-2125