100% Online Emergent Inquiry Certificate Program
This program from East Tennessee State University articulates the social, cultural, and educational history of emergent inquiry and Reggio-inspired early childhood education, modeling scientific inquiry as an approach to teaching, learning, and problem solving in the early childhood classroom, as inspired by the Italian schools of Reggio Emilia.
The goals and objectives for the Early Childhood Emergent Inquiry Graduate Certificate are focused on emergent inquiry curriculum in the field of early childhood education in alignment with the vision of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for educating early childhood teachers and teacher leaders.
Candidates in this certificate program will demonstrate the knowledge and skills as described in the NAEYC Core Standards for Professional Preparation.
The program is open to students everywhere who hold a bachelor or master's degree in Early Childhood or a related field ( e.g. Psychology, Special Education, Elementary Education, etc.).
Two years of experience working with young children (birth through 8 years) is preferred.
Program information including curriculum and completion requirements can be found on the Emergent Inquiry Cohort site or the Early Childhood Emergent Inquiry Graduate Certificate entry in the ETSU Graduate Catalog.
Credits to complete this program: 18 credit hours
|TN Residents||eRate (Out of State, 100% online)||Out of State|
|$601 per credit hour||$751 per credit hour||$1442 per credit hour|
*Note, tuition discounts are available for border county students.
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In addition to the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies:
A bachelor or master’s degree in Early Childhood or a related field (Psychology, Special Education, Elementary Education, etc.) Two years of experience working with young children (birth through 8 years) are preferred
Two letters of recommendation
Individuals who have graduated with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from ETSU and have successfully completed ECED 5336 - Advanced Creative Development with a grade of B or above, will have a program of study of 15 graduate credit hours for this certificate program; and
A student who applies and is accepted into the master’s program in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Master Teacher or Research concentration, may apply up to eighteen credit hours from the Early Childhood Education Emergent Inquiry Certificate Program.
Important information about program costs, education debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended Early Childhood Education - Emergent Inquiry at East Tennessee State University is available here.
Steps to Apply
Step 1 Create your ETSU Application Account by choosing the "Sign Up" option
Step 2 Sign into the ETSU Application Portal and select "Start a New Application"
Step 3 Choose "Graduate," select your student type (domestic or international), select "Certificate," term, then choose Emergent Inquiry and complete the remainder of the form.