Undergraduate Certificate in Infant and Toddler Development


Understand how infants and toddlers grow and develop.

infant being read toLearn the typical process of development, to inform your understanding of the atypical. Earn this 13-credit hour certificate by taking only 4 courses.

This certificate supplements a wide variety of training in other fields, including:

  • Childcare center directors
  • Home day care providers
  • Childcare and daycare teachers
  • Fostering/adoption care
  • Family day care
  • Social work
  • Speech pathology
  • Nursing, especially NICU units
  • Audiology
  • Child psychology
  • Pediatric physical therapy
  • Pediatric occupational therapy
  • Librarians
  • Museum educators
  • Youth ministry/children’s ministry


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Maximize your investment of time and money.
We put paying for college within reach with affordable tuition. Financial aid and university scholarships are available.

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Enjoy a high level of academic excellence.
Study with faculty who have field experience and personal knowledge to share with you.

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Experience a legacy of learning.
Missouri State has been training educators for over 100 years. As a program in the College of Education, you’ll learn from an established leader in educating educators.


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This certificate qualifies for a Fast Track Grant

This program is part of the School of Teaching, Learning and Developmental Sciences, in the College of Education. Find out more about admission, financial aid, and scholarships.

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