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Early Childhood Directors Credential Renewal Program

Clarion University is the place
to renew your Director's Credential. 

Grow as you renew your PA KEYS Director's Credential at Clarion University!

Build new skills and marketability online as you to continue full-time work in your home community.

Connect with skilled, full-time faculty who care about your success.

Excel with Clarion, an accredited public university educating teachers for more than 100 years.

You may register for any Early Childhood three credit course undergraduate or graduate level that addresses your area of need as identified on your Professional Development Record to obtain this credential. Classes related to all of the Core Knowledge Competency areas are offered online.  If you need assistance choosing a course, please contact Dr. Louann Bonnett at

To enroll in the course, a minimum of an associate's degree is required.  Act 48 hours can be earned for these courses.

Graduate Credit:
In order to take the courses for graduate credit, you must submit an official transcript showing the bachelor's degree and date awarded in a sealed envelope from the institution before being registered for the course.  Transcripts must be mailed directly to:

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Office of Graduate Studies
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA  16214

Financial Aid

Apply Online
(for students new to Clarion only)

(Students who have previously attended Clarion University who wish to re-apply)

** The Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality, sponsored by the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Child Development, is a quality improvement program in which all early learning programs and practitioners are encouraged and supported to improve child outcomes.