Who is this degree for?

Intended for administrators and supervisors of early childhood programs, this specialization explores planning and implementing administrative systems that effectively carry out an organization’s mission.

You will examine effective organizational development, study administrator’s ethical responsibilities, and learn methods of implementation, supervision, budgeting, program evaluation, time management, and conflict resolution.

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Illinois Director Credential

This specialization prepares students for the Illinois Director Credential. Those seeking the credential will need to complete the Illinois Director Credential application and provide documentation of managerial experience and professional contributions.

Infancy & Administration Specialization

Looking to deepen your practice even more? This specialization can be combined with the Infancy Specialization.

Course Work

To earn the administration specialization, you complete the core child development curriculum, an internship in an administrative setting, and two additional specialization courses. You must also demonstrate mastery of ten essential competencies through portfolio and other methods of assessment.

Sample course schedules

Core Courses:

Specialization Courses: