Interact with children in intentional, constructive and creative ways that focus on children’s capabilities, competencies, and interests. Foster a learning environment that is based on relationships, reciprocal learning, and reflection to build a more stimulating and inclusive classroom. The REA is grounded in the belief that children are active protagonists of their own growth and development process, and learning is a process of individual and group construction. In order to accomplish this, the classroom environment must be organized to provoke and support learning.
This certificate is offered by AU Midwest.
Antioch University Midwest is proud to offer experienced education professionals the opportunity to obtain a Certificate in the Reggio Emilia Approach. The Reggio Emilia Approach refers to the philosophy of early childhood education that originated in Reggio Emilia, Italy and was founded by Loris Malaguzzi. Many educators (e.g., Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner and Bruner) inspire and inform the Reggio Emilia Approach.
This REA is grounded in several key principles (e.g., Children are active protagonists of their growth and development process; Learning is a process of individual and group construction and the environment is organized to provoke and support learning).
Antioch University Midwest provides its students with a classroom-based, experiential approach to learning that emphasizes understanding of both theories and sound educational practice.
Length of Program:
This 18-credit program can be completed in 4 semesters.
- Introduction to Reggio Emilia Approach-A
- Introduction to Reggio Emilia Approach-B
- The Learning Environment as the Third Teacher
- Making Learning Visible through Observation and Documentation
- The Atelier and Learning – Arts Integration
- Comparative Approaches to Early Childhood Education
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUM catalog.
Upon completion of this certificate and depending on state requirements, students can perform work as a:
- PK-3 Teacher
- Director of Reggio Emilia inspired preschool program