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

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Credit for Prior Learning Available

ECE: FOUNDATIONS OF ECE (10307148)

3.00

This 3-credit course introduces the early childhood profession through a historical overview of the field. The course will explore program trends, quality indicators, and developmentally appropriate practices for children birth to 8 years of age.

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ECE: INFANT & TODDLER DEV (10307151)

3.00

This 3-credit course explores infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education setting. This course focuses on children's development from conception through thirty-six months (3 years). This course includes training for Wisconsin Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care certification.

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ECE: FIELD EXPERIENCE 1 (10307160)

3.00

This 3-credit introductory field experience course, introduces the foundations of early childhood education under guided supervision of a mentor teacher in an early childhood setting, working with children birth through age 8. This course meets the requirements for the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards 18-hour training.

Pre/Corequisites: 10-307-167 ECE: HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION and 10-307-148 FOUNDATIONS OF ECE. Condition: Must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Education AD program or the Early Childhood Teacher TD.

ECE: HLTH SAFETY & NUTRITION (10307167)

3.00

This 3-credit course examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting for children from birth through 8 years of age. This course includes training for Abusive Head Trauma, SIDS, and Mandated Reporter certifications.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

COLLEGE 101 (10890165)

1.00

Examines proven strategies designed to help learners achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success. Learners will apply personal responsibility thinking and behaviors; self- management, awareness, and motivation strategies; as well as interdependence skills to develop a proactive life plan.

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ECE: EARLY LANGUAGE & LITERACY (10307108)

3.00

This 3-credit course explores strategies to encourage the development of early language and literacy knowledge and skill building in children birth to 8 years of age.

Prerequisite: 10-307-167 ECE: HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION, 10-307-148 FOUNDATIONS OF ECE, 10-307-160 FIELD EXPERIENCE 1, OR ENROLLED IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION-THE REGISTRY PRESCHOOL CERTIFICATE.

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ECE: FIELD EXPERIENCE 2 (10307170)

3.00

This 3-credit intermediate field experience course includes assisting the mentor teacher in carrying out classroom routines and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experiences that promote child development and learning through play for children birth to age 8.

Prerequisite:10-307-160 ECE: Field Experience 1. Condition: Must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Education AD, Early Childhood Teacher TD or Registry Preschool Certificate.

ECE: CHILD DEVELOPMENT (10307179)

3.00

This 3-credit course examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. This course focuses on children ages 3-8 years of age.

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ECE: CHILDREN W/DIFF ABILITIES (10307187)

3.00

This 3-credit course focuses on the child with differing abilities in an inclusive early childhood education setting while examining strategies for cultivating partnerships with families and community supports for children from birth to 8 years of age.

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ECE: GUIDING CHILD BEHAVIOR (10307188)

3.00

This 3-credit course examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting for children from birth to 8 years of age. This course meets the requirements of the Wisconsin Pyramid Model training.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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If you have questions about this program, please contact our Career Coaches at 715.803.1645.

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1796.