University of California - Riverside

UCR Extension Center

Early Childhood: Inquiry-Based Learning


CNAS Graduate Student Affairs Center

Anderson Hall, South

Riverside, CA 92521

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Early Childhood: Inquiry-Based Learning

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Children begin their education by asking questions. This is the inquiry process. Inquiry learning is defined as searching for truth, information or knowledge through questioning. The complex nature of society today requires that the educational system encourage students to go beyond simply memorizing facts and information to an understanding of how to interpret the mass of constantly changing data and make appropriate decisions.

The Certificate in Inquiry-Based Learning offers a program that provides opportunities for educators to learn methods for developing appropriate strategies that build on their students' prior knowledge and allow them to apply that knowledge to new situations.



North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 16

In State Tuition (per year): Approximately $2,300

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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