Interim Chairperson: Toni Howard
Higbee Hall, Room 109, (518) 629-7250
The Early Childhood Administration certificate is a one-year program offered through the Teacher Preparation Department. This certificate is designed for individuals who have already completed an associate’s degree in early childhood who are pursuing the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NYSAEYC) Child Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) or individuals working assistant directors, directors, program administrators and family child care owners seeking to develop professionally. This certificate offers courses and credits in early childhood administration that are needed for the Child Program Administrator Credential. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be prepared to submit the required portfolio for the CPAC credential.
Program Entrance Requirements
Fall and Spring
Must have a minimum of an associate’s degree in early childhood or a bachelor’s degree in an education field with a minimum of 18 credits in early childhood education or by assessment and approval of the Department Chairperson.
Total Credits Required: 24
* or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson
** Students with a minimum of two years’ experience as a child care director may replace the internship with a restricted elective as approved by the department chair.