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Program Description

The Early Childhood Teacher Technical Diploma utilizes hands-on practicum experience and applicable coursework to prepare learners to work in a variety of early childhood settings. Learners will gain knowledge and have opportunities to apply what they have learned through their experiences working with children ranging in age from birth to eight years. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will place at Registry Level 11.

Approximate Cost

$5,069
Tuition: $4858 , Books: $211

Starting Salary

$22,664

Financial Aid

Available

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Use best practices in teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices
  • Apply child development theories to practice

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Childcare Teacher

Courses

The Early Childhood Teacher Technical Diploma is a 31 credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

ECE: FOUNDATIONS OF ECE 3.00
ECE: INFANT & TODDLER DEV 3.00
ECE: HLTH SAFETY & NUTRITION 3.00
ECE: INTRODUCTORY PRACTICUM 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

ECE: EARLY LANGUAGE & LITERACY 3.00
ECE: PRESCHOOL PRACTICUM 3.00
ECE: CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3.00
ECE: CHILDREN W/DIFF ABILITIES 3.00
ECE: GUIDING CHILD BEHAVIOR 3.00

* The credit for College 101 (10-890-165) is a College Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Early Childhood Teacher Technical Diploma Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. The $30.00 application fee is being waived at this time.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.