Early Childhood Level II Certificate

About Early Childhood Level II Certificate

This certificate may be appropriate for you if you already have a degree but wish to become preschool/child care-teacher-qualified, or you have a year of experience in the field and some college but wish to take specialized early childhood education courses to become teacher qualified. This certificate also benefits you if you have a CDA Credential™ and still need 12 credits to satisfy DCFS licensing qualifications to be a director.

Students who obtain the 12-credit-hour certificate in early childhood education are teacher qualified, as long as they have a total of 60 college credits in conjunction with this certificate.

Total Costs of Early Childhood Level II Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,697

Credit Hours to Complete: 19

Weeks to Complete: 32

What you need to know about getting your Early Childhood Level II Certificate (CIP 19.0709)

Total Early Childhood Level II Certificate Costs
in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,119 $7,185 $8,932 $8,932
Additional Costs $1,578 $1,578 $1,578 $1,578
Program Total $3,697 $8,763 $10,510 $10,510

In addition to the Early Childhood Level II Certificate, we offer:

What careers are available to someone with a an Early Childhood Level II Certificate

Occupations that Early Childhood Level II Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Childcare Workers 39-9011

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.