Parent Education (Graduate Certificate)

Parent Education (Graduate Certificate)

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You will get an overview of the development of infants, toddlers and young children as well as parenthood and adult development. You will be introduced to the foundation of parent and family education and methods, theory and strategies for working with parents of young children.

Program Highlights

  • Meets the Minnesota education requirements for the Parent Educator License
  • Includes practicum experiences and student teaching in parent education group and methods
  • Student candidates start in fall, spring or summer terms
  • Student candidates come from a variety of undergraduate program backgrounds and professions

Program Distinctions

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 N/A N/A
Spring November 15 N/A N/A
Summer May 1 N/A N/A

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Applicants to this program must complete and attach the Gainful Employment acknowledgement form (PDF) as a part of their application for admission.

Parent Education (Graduate Certificate)

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. JoAnn Johnson

Popular Careers

  • Parent educator
  • Family advocate
  • Hospital parent educator
  • Incarcerated parent educator

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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