Are you interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education? Do you want to expand your knowledge and skills to qualify for supervisory roles in this field? If so, LSU's online Child Care Administration Certificate might be the perfect way to reach your goals!
The online Undergraduate Certificate in Child Care Administration can prepare you for leadership opportunities in early childhood development, assessment, and instruction. Our goal is to ensure graduates are well-rounded and equipped for all aspects of the industry. Coursework throughout the program satisfies the 75 hours of training required for the Director Credential designated by Louisiana Pathways. Upon graduation, you can even earn the Louisiana Pathways Administrator Credential. This program may also count toward Louisiana Pathways Scholarship tax credits for eligible teachers.
In order to ensure that the program is meaningful to employers and educators, the online Certificate in Child Care Administration is aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards of Professional Practice. These standards focus on the effectiveness of the vision that every child has equitable access to high-quality learning and care environments.
Ultimately, our program can help you advance in your current career by providing the necessary knowledge and skills for several job positions in the early childhood education field. Students will learn about leadership, financial management, marketing, professionalism, advocacy, best practices for early childhood education, and much more!
Flexibility and convenience can be essential to working professionals. That's why LSU offers the Undergraduate Certificate in Child Care Administration fully online! This design provides flexibility for students to complete coursework from anywhere while balancing work, family, and other commitments.
The coursework for this comprehensive online program is designed and taught by LSU faculty who are experienced in leadership and development in early childhood education; these are the same instructors who teach on-campus classes. Additionally, the program’s curriculum is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure it aligns with industry standards and adequately prepares graduates for the workforce.
Another benefit of the program is that it allows students to pursue this certificate and a bachelor’s degree simultaneously. Because of this, students have the potential to complete the program with everything they need to begin a career in child care administration. Earning the Louisiana Pathways Administrator Credential may also help students’ candidacy in the postgraduate journey, whether they choose to go directly into the workforce or continue their education.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of preschool and child care center directors is projected to increase by 8 percent by 2031, faster than the average for all occupations. Additionally, administrators and directors in this field made a median wage of $22.75 per hour in 2021. This is much higher than the $13.22 per hour median pay for child care workers in non-administrative positions. Many employers require child care administrator candidates to have additional certification, and the online Child Care Administration certificate can satisfy these requirements.
Students who desire to work after graduating with this certificate can pursue a variety of higher-level positions in the child care field, including:
Graduates can find work in industries such as:
Ready to start taking steps to move your career forward? The LSU Online team is here to help you succeed! If you have questions or concerns, an Enrollment Coach can address them. Get in touch with us, or apply to our online Child Care Administration Certificate today!
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