This track is for students interested in the administration of programs for young children. Courses in the track will also provide relevant information for students who do not intend to assume management positions but who want to work with young children. This option provides the academic work required for the Child Care Administrator Level 4 Credential issued by the Maryland State Department of Education. Certification may require additional work experience with young children. Specific requirements for Maryland State Certification can be found on the MSDE website, www.marylandpublicschools.org
In addition to the required core curriculum, which includes HSR 340 (Administration of Human Services), students must complete the following courses:
ED 208 – Learning Experiences for Young Children
HSR 275 – Services for Children and Youth
PSY 206 – Child Development
Graduates may assume positions such as Program Administrator for Young Children, Head Start Program Director, Head Start Family and Community Program Manager, Child Care Center Director, Private Nursery School Administrator, Director of Montessori Schools, and Child Care Advocate.
Scholarship funds (Childcare Career and Professional Development Fund) may be available through their place of employment for students who are currently employed in child care centers. Interested students should contact their place of employment for more information.