Human Development and Family Studies

School of Health and Human Sciences

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Recommended application deadline: January 12, 2019.

The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership in Infant and Toddler Learning (LITL) provides students with graduate level training and a credential. Designed to provide specialized professional development for early childhood educators working with or on behalf of infants, toddlers and their families, the Certificate prepares students to pursue leadership positions in a variety of early care and education settings, including early intervention, Early Head Start, resource and referral, technical assistance, and community colleges.

The certificate requires 19 semester hours of course work and is available to students with at least a bachelor’s degree.

Required Courses 19 s.h.

SES 601 Introduction to Inclusive Birth-Kindergarten Services (3 s.h.)
SES 602 Inclusive Family-Centered Practices in Early Childhood (3 s.h.)
SES 603 Screening/Assessment in Inclusive Early Childhood (3 s.h.)
SES/HDF 607 Infant/Toddler Learning in Inclusive Settings (4 s.h. and requires a 3-hour per week practicum experience)
HDF 636 Leadership & Mentoring in Educating Young Children (3 s.h.)
HDF 650 Theory & Research in Early Childhood Development (3 s.h.)

Suggested course sequence for students who desire to complete the Certificate in three semesters

Fall 1 Spring 1 Fall 2
SES 601 SES 602 HDF 636
SES/HDF 607 SES 603 HDF 650*

*Students must have completed a 300 or 400-level course in statistics or research methodology to take HDF 650.

Applications are now being accepted.

To apply for the LITL Certificate program, please submit your application at the following website:

Space is limited in the program. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood or a related field. Completion of a 300- or 400-level course in statistics and/or research methods is highly desirable for admission. No teaching license is required for this program.  No GRE test is required.

Applications completed before January 12, 2019 will receive highest priority. All materials must be received by February 1, 2019 in order to be considered for Fall 2019 admission. Applications received after that date will not be reviewed.


Frequently Asked Questions

For further information about any BK graduate program contact Dr. Catherine Scott-Little, HDFS BK Graduate Co-Director, at or Dr. Jean Kang, SES BK Graduate Co-Director, at

The LITL Post Bach Certificate is co-administered with the Department of Specialized Education Services. For further information on the program: Click Here


Gainful Employment information

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a participating institution in both the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and North Carolina’s portal agency, State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements North Carolina (SARA NC). Participation in SARA allows institutions to provide online courses outside of their own state borders.

For further information about states in which UNCG is authorized to offer on-line education

Completion of the UNCG Birth through Kindergarten on-line program meets higher education requirements for teaching licensure in North Carolina. If you are considering a Birth Through Kindergarten online graduate program that leads to a professional license but plan to teach in a state other than North Carolina, it is highly recommended you contact Dr. Catherine Scott-Little (, BK Graduate Program Co-Director, to review the content of the program, and review the requirements of the appropriate licensing agency where you plan to teach (to learn about that state’s licensing requirements) before enrolling in the program.