Each credential adds a new layer and level to the skills, knowledge and disposition of the early care and education professional. The Administrator Credential provides a broad base of theory to facilitate operation and management of an early childhood program. The Leadership Credential further enhances the skills to inspire higher levels of quality and to create the action for change. The Program Development Credential (PDC) promotes the development of a high-quality learning environment.
The PDC consists of a 12-credit sequence of four courses. The Registry, Wisconsin's professional recognition system, awards the credential after successful completion of all four courses and the Registry's commissioning process. Along with the credential, earn a certificate in Early Childhood Program Development from UWM's School of Continuing Education.
Courses can be taken independently and with or without the intention of completing the four-course series.
Who Should Attend: Teachers interested in moving along their path toward new directions; Family Child Care Providers and FCCPs making the transition to group centers; Program Directors, Assistant Directors and Site Directors; Directors of small group programs who do it all; Those entering ECE through the business arena; Teachers transitioning into Director positions; Master and Lead Teachers in supervisory roles