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Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL) Registration Gateway

The Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL) covers three broad topics: the science of early learning; leadership; and teaching and learning. Participants can explore these topics through “Learn” modules, which build core knowledge in key areas. The “Plan and Apply” module supports participants to use key learnings to create and implement a plan tailored to their site and work.
 
Participants can begin with any Learn module and take these modules in any order. The fee is $199 per module.

If you are a returning CEEL participant, visit the Professional Education Community and follow these instructions to check your progress and see which modules you have left to complete to earn your Series-level certificate or the full CEEL certificate.


When do you want to participate?

January | March | April | May | June | July| View All 2021 Modules

January 2021 Modules

Program Dates: January 11 – February 5, 2021
Registration Deadline: December 23, 2020
Series 1: Leading for Early Learning and Development | Plan and Apply Register
Series 2: Rethinking Leadership in Early Education | Plan and Apply Register
Series 3: Supporting Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments | Plan and Apply Register

 

March 2021 Modules

Program Dates: March 1 – 19, 2021
Registration Deadline: TBD
Series 1: Leading for Early Learning and Development | Learn A: The Science of Early Learning Register
Series 2: Rethinking Leadership in Early Education | Learn A: Effective Approaches to Leadership Register
Series 3: Supporting Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments | Learn A: Cornerstone Educator Competencies Register

 

April 2021 Modules

Program Dates: March 1 – 19, 2021
Registration Deadline: TBD
Series 1: Leading for Early Learning and Development | Learn B: Leading Adults for Quality Improvement  Register
Series 2: Rethinking Leadership in Early Education | Learn B: Leading Change in Others  Register
Series 3: Supporting Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments | Learn B: Teaching for Cognitive Growth Register

 

May 2021 Modules

Program Dates: March 1 – 19, 2021
Registration Deadline: TBD
Series 1: Leading for Early Learning and Development | Learn C: Stress, Adversity, and Trauma   Register
Series 2: Rethinking Leadership in Early Education | Learn C: Leveraging Diversity for Improvement  Register
Series 3: Supporting Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments |Learn C: Leveraging Diversity for Improvement  Register

 

June 2021 Modules

Program Dates: June 7 – 25, 2021
Registration Deadline: TBD
Series 1: Leading for Early Learning and Development | Learn D: Strong Relationships and Interactions  Register
Series 2: Rethinking Leadership in Early Education | Learn D: Effective Teams Register
Series 3: Supporting Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments | Learn D: Universal Design for Learning Register

 

July 2021 Modules

Program Dates: July 5 – 30, 2021
Registration Deadline: TBD
Series 1: Leading for Early Learning and Development | Plan and Apply Register
Series 2: Rethinking Leadership in Early Education | Plan and Apply Register
Series 3: Supporting Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments | Plan and Apply Register

 

Full 2021 Module Schedule

2021 Registration Calendar Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov
Series 1: Leading for Early Learning and Development              
Learn A: The Science of Early Learning                  
Learn B: Leading Adults for Quality Improvement                   
Learn C: Stress, Adversity, and Trauma                    
Learn D: Strong Relationships and Interactions                  
Plan and Apply                  
2021 Registration Calendar Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov
Series 2: Rethinking Leadership in Early Education              
Learn A: Effective Approaches to Leadership                  
Learn B: Leading Change in Others                   
Learn C: Leveraging Diversity for Improvement                   
Learn D: Effective Teams                  
Plan and Apply                  
2021 Registration Calendar Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov
Series 3: Supporting Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments              
Learn A: Cornerstone Educator Competencies                  
Learn B: Teaching for Cognitive Growth                  
Learn C: Effective Classroom Management                  
Learn D: Universal Design for Learning                  
Plan and Apply                  
Certificate FAQs

What is the format and what work is involved in this certificate program?
CEEL takes place exclusively online and offers participants a flexible and job-embedded learning experience. The CEEL Portfolio is comprised of the following three series:

CEEL Overview GraphicEach of the three series includes four instructional Learn modules that build participants’ core knowledge in key areas, including early learning and development, adult learning, and leadership and management. The fifth module is a Plan and Apply module designed to support participants as they map key learnings and to create and implement a plan tailored to their site and work.

Modules within each series are available for individual enrollment; those who complete all modules across the three series will earn the Certificate in Early Education Leadership.

Each Learn module is three weeks and will require approximately 10 hours of work. The Plan and Apply module runs for four weeks and requires approximately 15 hours of work. To receive more information and updates, please click here.

Do I need to take the three series in a specific order?
CEEL is designed to support flexibility; you can begin with any module and complete them in any order. Participants pursuing the full certificate must complete all 15 modules.

Do I need to take modules within a series in a specific order?
Participants who register module-by-module can begin with any Learn module and complete them in any order. Participants must complete all four of the Learn modules in a Series (A through D) before they take the Plan and Apply module within that series. 

How long does it take to complete the Certificate in Early Education Leadership?
It takes 18 months to complete the certificate if one module is completed every four to five weeks. 

What is the cost of the program?
For participants who wish to register for modules on an individual basis, the fee for each module is $199.

Is financial aid available for this program?
Financial aid is not available for this program.

Are there on-campus or in-residence opportunities for participants enrolled in CEEL?
CEEL is offered as an exclusively online program and currently does not involve any on-campus participation. However, the Zaentz Professional Learning Academy also offers a variety of in-person institutes. Click here for more information. 

Can teams apply to this program? Is there a discount for teams?
We encourage participation from both individuals and teams in all of our professional learning institutes. Professional learning can be very impactful when teams engage in learning together. 

In support of team participation, we offer special pricing for districts or networks looking for large-scale professional development opportunities. Click here to get in touch with our admissions team and learn about our special CEEL group rates.