Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Development: Birth through Kindergarten

The Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Development:  Birth through Kindergarten is a 27 credit hour program that prepares professionals for careers that serve young children with and without disabilities and their families.  It is designed for prospective students already working in professional settings who wish to pursue a North Carolina Standard Professional 1 (SP1) Professional Educator’s License in Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) on a part-time basis. 

All courses for the Graduate Certificate must be completed within four years.

Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Please see the information below:

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To see a program planning sheet, refer to the link on the left-hand side of this page.   For more information on the Graduate Certificate Program contact Joshua Avery in the Office of Teacher Education Advising and Licensure (TEAL) at 704-687-8727 or  

For application materials, please visit