Online Certificate in Infant-Toddler Program –
Early Childhood & Childhood Education 

School of Education
Online Format: Online Mix (synchronous & asynchronous)
Program Website

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online – no attendance required on campus
  • NYS approved certificate
  • Courses taught by dedicated faculty who are knowledgeable in infant-toddler / early childhood education

Program Description and Career Opportunities
The Infant-Toddler Certificate Program will provide 12 credits for those providing care for infants and toddlers for New York State certified early childhood education teachers; and for additional courses specific to infant-toddler development. The program will focus on cognitive development, social-emotional development, language development, and the needs and development of the exceptional learner.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in undergraduate studies (if already enrolled)
  • High school diploma

The cost per credit hour is $305 (in-state tuition & fees).

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: February 1
  • Spring: September 15

Contact Program
Michele Washington, M.A.


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This Disclosure is strictly limited to the CUNY Lehman College determination of whether this academic program, that if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure or certification requirements in a State for Teaching.  CUNY Lehman College cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming.  Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards and are fact-specific determinations.

This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their state’s licensure entity using the links provided to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

CUNY Lehman College has determined this academic program curricula, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for an initial teaching certification license in the following states:

New York State:  New York State Education Department Teacher Certification

CUNY Lehman College has made no determination that the curricula is insufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for initial teaching certification in any of the 50 states and territories. After making all reasonable efforts, CUNY Lehman College cannot determine whether its educational programs curricula for this academic program, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for certification in the following states:

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