Parent Education (Graduate Certificate)

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

  • Teaching licensure programs approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)
  • Membership in Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

Graduate Director

Dr. Deborah Wheeler

Popular Careers

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

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
International
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 15 Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Oct. 15 Dec. 1
Summer May 1 Feb. 15 May 1

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