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Early Childhood Education/SC Licensure

Non-degree Certificate
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Your future in teaching is within reach. Take your final steps and pursue your purpose.

Your life. Your career. Your studies. Elevate your future without disrupting your daily life, at NGU.
Ranked Online College
NGU ranked #3 on EDsmart’s list of “Best Online Colleges in South Carolina” (2020).
Credit Hours
Complete your certificate with one course, a practicum, and a directed student teaching component. Then, apply your credit hours toward a master’s degree (if you so choose). That’s a win-win.

Prepare for the Greatest Job You’ll Ever Have

You’ve completed your four-year degree in Early Childhood Education. You’re currently serving in the classroom as an aid, substitute, or teacher in a private school, but you’ve not yet earned your state certification. We’ve designed the Early Childhood Education SC Licensure certificate program for that exact purpose–to help you earn your state licensure.* Dive deep into the South Carolina Department of Education’s expectations for new teachers. Explore best practices and evaluation assessments in the classroom. Experience the trials and triumphs of first-year teachers in an encouraging environment, and elevate your passion for teaching as you prepare to earn your state certification.

What Can I Do with a Early Childhood Education SC Licensure Certificate?

Early childhood education is essential for helping young children grow and learn during their crucial early years. Teachers create a supportive and exciting environment that sets the stage for a lifetime of curiosity, growth, and ongoing learning.

They use fun activities, meaningful social interactions, and age-appropriate lessons to ignite kids’ love for learning and build vital social and emotional skills for their future success. Being a teacher in this field is incredibly rewarding because you make a lasting impact and ignite a lifelong love of learning in children’s hearts.

Childcare Director

PreK–3 Teacher

Parent Educator

Program Supervisor

Online Elementary & Early Childhood Education Studies

Ellen Cashion, MEd
Certificate Program Coordinator, Teacher Certification
Lori Vinson, EdD
Online Program Director, Educational Studies

A Hands-On Approach to Early Childhood Education

  • South Carolina Teacher Expectations
  • Early Childhood Education Practicum II
  • Directed Student Teaching

Have Questions about the Early Childhood Education SC Licensure Certificate Program?

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Lori Vinson, EdD

Online Program Director, Educational Studies
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