Dive deeper and help our next generation embrace diversity—cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity (CLAD). Add this 4 course credential to your toolkit.
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Wisconsin Diversity Credential
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Early Childhood Education Diversity Credential
Program Number: 903076CERT
Your Degree:
Area of Study:
Education and Social Sciences
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Estimated Time to Complete:
12 Credits | Finish in 1 year
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  • Program Overview

    The Early Childhood Education Diversity Credential will help you develop the skills and competencies to work with children and families in our diverse society. The Diversity Credential is a four course, 12-credit sequence. This credential is valuable for current childcare educators and beneficial to everyone working in early childhood education.

    Individuals in an early childhood educator role use this credential program to build their understanding of diversity, create culturally competent learning environments for children, and engage families of different backgrounds. The courses are also designed to prepare you for the commission process to earn your Registry Diversity Credential.

    Program Details

    Students in the Early Childhood Education: Diversity Credential may attend part time.

    Early Childhood Education courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Goodman South
    • Online


  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First 8 weeks of Fall Term
    Second 8 weeks of Fall Term
    First 8 weeks of Spring Term
    Second 8 weeks of Spring Term
    This is the capstone course to be taken as the last class in the sequence.
  • Admission

    Earning a certificate is a great way to expand your skill set, and it adds professionalism to a resume. Applications are always open, so apply today!

    To Apply

    There are no admission requirements for this certificate, simply submit your application by the deadline for each term.

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Fall Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is October 15, 2024

    Spring Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2024
    • Application completion deadline is March 15, 2025

    Additional Notes

    • Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis
    • Students who have already completed the certificate coursework at the time of application will receive the certificate diploma at the end of the term of application

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

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    Get Started!

    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Early Childhood Education Diversity Credential career.

    It's Free to Apply

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