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Program Credits
12

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
haser@rmu.edu
412-397-6023

Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed. 
Department Head, Education 
donne@rmu.edu
412-397-5465

Course Plan

12 credits:

  • PSYC3535 - Child Development
  • ECED2120 - Early Literacy/Language Devl
  • ECED3060 - Family/Community Relationships
  • ECED4900 - Early Childhood Capstone

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Early Literacy/Language Devl
Family/Community Relationships
Child Development I