Position yourself as an effective and visionary early childhood leader. Develop strong skills in management, policy influence, and advocacy. Learn to reflect on and develop your leadership skills and knowledge, and advocate for what is in the best interest of young children and their families.
LEADERSHIP & ADVOCACY FOCUS AREA HIGHLIGHTS
This 30-credit hour program can be personalized to your focus on leadership and advocacy.
Sharpen your competitive edge in the marketplace.
24-hour online access allows you to make your own schedule.
This concentration prepares you to seek the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education (ECE) Credential, Levels 2-5, and the Illinois Director (IDC) Credential, Level 3, through the Entitled Route.
Complete a project that builds awareness around a pressing issue, based on your professional and personal interests and needs, within the early childhood landscape.
Depending on your goals, choose from a 20-month or 2 year program.
You’ll take five core courses in early childhood development and learning, as well as a specialized sequence of five courses focused on early childhood leadership, management, and advocacy.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT & SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS
With dozens of scholarships and financial aid opportunities, our team is here to help you make your graduate education more affordable.
Based on your unique professional goals, we can help you understand tuition and expenses, and identify possible financial support opportunities.
Erikson Institute has partnered with Illinois Gateways to Opportunity to be able to provide an entitled application route for the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education Credential, Levels 2-5 and the Illinois Director (IDC) Credential, Level 3.
Students in the Leadership & Advocacy focus area may seek these additional Illinois Gateways to Opportunity credentials to help demonstrate your content knowledge, skills and experience, especially to potential employers within Illinois. The application process, timing and related costs may vary.