Early Learning Hub

Indigenous First Steps: A 12-Credit Early Childhood Education Certificate

December 27, 2023
Indigenous First Steps: Students, Family, Culture, Community Project promotes culturally sustaining early learning programs for Oregon's youngest citizens. This 12-credit Early Childhood Professional Development Certificate integrates Native language, culture, histories, and oral stories for recovering and sustaining culture. Applications Are Being Accepted for the 2023-2024 Cohort! Visit https://sites.google.com/pdx.edu/ifs-project/home


  • Fully online
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Credit Offered
  • Able to login 3-4 times a week to access course materials and complete assignments
  • 4-credits a term (two classes)
  • Approximately 10 hours a week
  • Connected to Oregon Registry


Scholarship Includes:

  • 12-credit Early Childhood Education focused on Indigenous Knowledges
  • $300 Stipend per month for books, technology, caregiving, or other supports to attend online learning
  • Mentoring
  • Individualized support in navigating and registering at PSU
  • Career Pathways support