Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of evening classes and online learning options
Complete the certificate in 9-24 months
Set your own pace; take one or two courses per semester
Connect with professional colleagues in an environment of shared purpose and passion
Learn about new research, techniques, and strategies
国产偷拍视频Benefit from Erikson’s 50 years of pioneering work with young children and their families
国产偷拍视频Whether you are a veteran teacher or an emerging early childhood educator, this certificate program will prepare you to earn a bilingual or ESL endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education. Our program is one of the few in the nation focused on birth to second grade.
If you are an experienced infant/family or mental health professional, this program will prepare you to better support the emotional health and development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.
Improve your work with children from birth to age 3 and their families. Specialize in one of two concentrations: Early Learning and Family Support or Prevention/Early Intervention, including a two-semester internship in your area of focus.
If you are a licensed social worker, this certificate program will prepare you to obtain a PEL with a School Social Worker Endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education.
You may have the option of enrolling in graduate certificate program courses for professional development credit rather than academic credit. This is contingent on approval from the program director and the admission committee. If approval is granted, you will take the courses on a pass/fail basis for professional development credit.
Things to keep in mind:
Generally we require the following for admission to our graduate certificate programs:
Depending on the certificate program in which you’re enrolled and the master’s degree in which you are interested, six to 15 credits from your certificate program courses can transfer to any of Erikson’s four master’s degree programs. The only exception at this time is the Infant Mental Health certificate program, which is a post-master’s certificate program and a total of four credits from the program can be transferred to the Master of Social Work program. Talk to our admissions team for more detail.
Post-baccalaureate certificate programs generally offer course work at the upper undergraduate level, while courses in graduate certificate programs are at the graduate level. There are always exceptions depending on the individual institute of higher education, but Erikson Institute’s certificate program courses are all taught at the graduate level.