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.
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.
Looking to deepen your practice even more? This specialization can be combined with the Infancy Specialization.
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
- C410 – Social and Historical Perspectives on Early Care and Education
- C413 – Adult Education and Supervision
- C421 – Human Development I: Psychosocial Development in Infancy and Childhood
- C422 – Human Development II: Psychosocial Development from Early Adolescence through Adulthood
- C425 – Physical Growth and Development
- C426 – Development of Cognition, Language, and Play I: Cognitive Development
- C427 – Development of Cognition, Language, and Play II: Language Development
- C432 – Family and Culture
- C439 – Child Assessment
- C440 and C441 – Internship and Tutorial I and II
- C450 and C451 – Integrative Seminar I and II
- C490 – Research Methods