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School of Education and Human Development University of Colorado Denver

School of Education and Human Development

Early Childhood Coaching Certificate

Early Childhood Coaching Certificate

Early Childhood Coaching Certificate

The Early Childhood Coaching Certificate is offered in collaboration with the Colorado Coaching Consortium.  Designed around the Colorado Coaching Competencies, this 9-credit, 3-course series strengthens and enhances the early childhood professional's coaching practices through foundational coaching skills, practical hands-on experiences, peer networking, reflection, and self awareness.  More information about the Colorado Coaching Consortium and the Colorado Coaching Competencies can be found here

Certificate Structure

In order to construct a more complete foundation in, and understanding of, the process of best practice' coaching, it is suggested, though not required, that these courses be taken in sequence.  

Certificate Format



All courses are three graduate credit hours and are offered in person. Tuition for each course is significantly reduced to $260/credit for a total of $780/course and $2,340 for the certificate.

Related Degree Programs

MA Early Childhood Education

ECED 5410 can be applied as an elective course. Experienced coaches can petition to apply ECED 5420 or ECED 5430 as the elective course.

Courses Preferred Sequence & Term Offered
ECED 5410: Foundation & Organization                                 
​​This course will train early childhood coaches using material from research-based sources and program experiences.

ECED 5420: Connecting Awareness with Application & Deepening of Practice

This course will identify effective ongoing support strategies for individuals providing coaching.

ECED 5430: Attuning for Personal and Organizational  Change        
This course is designed to support the coach in creating a social learning climate where a synergy of shared learning and reflective dialogue about practice are examined, analyzed and refined.
Third-summer (6.10-8.3.13)

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