Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

The degree and certificate programs offered by the OSU-Oklahoma City Early Care & Child Development department prepare students with the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary for professional careers in early care and child development as administrators, family child care providers or master teachers.


OSU-OKC is the Oklahoma’s only institution assigned by the state regents to administer the Certificate of Mastery specific to administration in a licensed child care facility. The Certificate of Mastery is available in two options: (1) Child Care Center, (2) Family Child Care Home. Graduates will meet criteria for Master Teachers/Family Child Care Providers for two star centers and family child care homes.


To meet the needs of students currently working in full time positions or living outside the OKC metro area, OSU-Oklahoma City offers early care and child development courses on campus in the evenings in our state-of-the-art hands-on learning classrooms as well as online and in hybrid format.


This excellent early care foundation prepares students for future personal growth and advancement in education and career development. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Early Care and Child Development is part of an agreement that allows the earned AAS degree to be applied directly to a Bachelor’s degree program. Students may apply the earned AAS toward a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Family Life Education-Child Development from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) or toward an online BS in Human and Family Services-Early Care from Northeastern State University (NSU).


For More Information Contact:


Kim Pearsall
Associate Professor, Early Care & Child Development
Interim Department Head
Human Services Division
(405) 945-6798


Jeff Rosson
Scholar Coordinator, Early Care & Child Development
Human Services Division
(405) 945-9168


Petra Hutchison
Associate Professor, Early Care & Child Development
Human Services Division
(405) 945-6786


Human Services Education Center
3401 W. Reno Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107