Program Description

This certificate is intended for experienced students and care providers who have completed the Foundations and Intermediate Certificates. Advanced concepts related to family and community issues, differing abilities of students and curriculum planning help prepare participants for increased responsibilities in the work environment.

Financial Aid

Not Available


Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

60-70 %
at Wausau
60-70 %
at Antigo
60-70 %
at Medford
60-70 %
at Phillips
60-70 %
at Spencer
70-80 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Examine the role of relationships with family and community in early childhood education
  • Promote child development through curriculum planning
  • Utilize an individual education plan when appropriate
  • Differentiate between typical and exceptional development


The Early Childhood Education - Advanced Certificate is a 9 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

ECE: STEM 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Early Childhood Education - Advanced Certificate Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.