The 12-credit RMU Infant/Toddler Certificate consists of four 3-credit courses, which align with the Core Knowledge Competencies (CKC) that guide infant/toddler best practices. These 12 credits can also assist students who are interested in working toward their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, which many preschool and child-care centers require of their staff, and can be applied toward an undergraduate degree at RMU as well.
The coursework concludes with a capstone experience, in which students apply and synthesize the information and demonstrate mastery through the completion of 120 hours of direct work with infants and toddlers in a center-based setting.
RMU is approved for Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Pennsylvania Scholarships.
Shelly M. Haser, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Early Childhood/Special Ed. Programs
Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed.
Department Head, Education
- Course Plan
- PSYC3535 - Child Development
- ECED2120 - Early Literacy/Language Devl
- ECED3060 - Family/Community Relationships
- ECED4900 - Early Childhood Capstone
These are some of the classes for students in this academic program: