Certificate: Infant and Toddler – 18 credit hours
This Certificate is designed for teachers who desire a specialized credential in Infant and Toddler teaching that emphasizes Early Childhood development and practices. This certificate is designed primarily for those who are already working in a zero to three classroom.
The certificate is available to students who have a high school diploma or equivalent and are able to take and pass six academic courses over a two year academic schedule. It could also be used by those who are currently students in Early Childhood. Infant and Toddler Certificate graduates who later wish to pursue degrees at Purdue University Calumet must apply for Degree-Seeking Admission, and will be subject to all Admission criteria in effect at that time.
18 Credit Plan to include the following required academic courses:
____BHS 10100-Working with Parents-3 credits.
____CDFS 21000- Intro to Human Development-3 credits.
____CDFS 22800-Developmental Infant and Toddler Care-3 credits.
____BHS 20300-Advanced Infant/Toddler Curriculum-3 credits.
(Prerequisite: BHS 228: Infant/Toddler Curriculum)
____BHS 20200-Infant/Toddler Supervised Experience-3 credits.
(Prerequisite: BHS 1xx00, 22800, 2xx00, CDFS 21000)
____CDFS 34000-Teaching Very Young Children with Special Needs-3 credits.