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Early Childhood Education

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Video: Early Childhood Education

Program Number: 10-307-1
School Year: 2018-2019
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend

Program Description

The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to work as teacher-caregivers in early childhood settings. It combines hands-on fieldwork in area centers with related academic work at the College. Graduates become responsible for the care and education of children in the birth-to-eight years age range. They create and maintain safe and healthy play environments, guide behavior, plan and implement learning activities, and work cooperatively with staff and parents.

Students experience a variety of learning opportunities with increasing responsibility for working with children in local child care settings.

Both Fond du Lac and West Bend offer the complete program. A few courses are offered online. Fond du Lac offers primarily day courses and West Bend primarily evening classes.

Scholarships may be available for students who are employed in a licensed or exempt early childhood center or a licensed or certified family child care program. Applicants must have the support of their employer and possess a high school diploma or GED.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $24,297

Approximate Costs

  • $134.20 per credit (resident)
  • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Fees shown are 2017-2018 fees; 2018-2019 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply child development theory to practice.
  • Cultivate relationships with children, family and the community.
  • Assess child growth and development.
  • Use best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Integrate health, safety and nutrition practices.

Career Opportunities

  • Child Care Teacher
  • Child Care Assistant Teacher
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Infant or Toddler Caregiver
  • In-Home Nanny
  • Early Childhood Special Needs Assistants

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
307-151 ECE: Infant and Toddler Development 3
307-167 ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
307-174 ECE: Practicum 1 3
307-178 ECE: Art, Music and Language Arts 3
307-188 ECE: Guiding Children's Behavior 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 20
 
Semester 2
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
307-148 ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
307-179 ECE: Child Development 3
307-187 ECE: Children With Differing Abilities 3
307-192 ECE: Practicum 2 3
307-194 ECE: Math, Science and Social Studies 3
307-195 ECE: Family and Community Relationships 3
Total 19
 
Semester 3
307-166 ECE: Curriculum Planning 3
307-197 ECE: Practicum 3 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
 - OR - 
806-1xx Science Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 15
 
Semester 4
307-132 Operations Management 3
307-199 ECE: Practicum 4 3
809-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 12
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 66

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Program Guide

For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

Note: Students must purchase a smock for this program.

 

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.