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early childhood administrative credential certificate


    Program Number: 97-307-1
    School Year: 2018-2019
    Campus: Online
    FLEx Degree

    Program Description

    The Early Childhood Administrative Credential Certificate is comprised of six courses (18 credits) that address the many roles of program administrators and directors in early childhood settings. Students gain more knowledge in areas such as staffing, budget development, facilities management, determining community needs, understanding laws and regulations as well as best practices and performance standards.

    The coursework is designed for current administrators, supervisors and child care teachers from early childhood settings who want to develop a stronger knowledge base of the administrative role. Upon completion, students may also apply to the Registry for the Wisconsin Professional Credential for Child Care Administrators.

    Scholarships may be available for students who are employed in a licensed or exempt early childhood center or a licensed or certified family child care program. Applicants must have the support of their employer and possess a high school diploma or GED. Scholarships for the Early Childhood Administrative Credential Certificate are available through the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association.

    Approximate Costs

    • $134.20 per credit (resident)
    • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (strongly encouraged).   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.


    Semester 1
    307-131Administration and Supervision3
    307-132Operations Management3
    307-133Financial Management3
    307-134Early Childhood Programs and the External Environment3
    307-135Best Practices3
    307-136Administrative Seminar3

    Program Guide

    For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.