Early Childhood Education is an Associate of Applied Science Degree program that will prepare individuals to pursue a career in early childhood education. Students will analyze theoretical principles of early childhood education and apply these principles in a variety of settings such as child care centers, family day care, infant/toddler care, preschool, four-year old kindergarten or kindergarten and/or nanny care. In order to provide a variety of student teaching experiences, the following format is typically offered: Practicum 1 is a preschool placement, Practicum 2 is an infant and toddler placement, Practicum 3 is a children with differing abilities placement and Practicum 4 is a pre-K through grade 3 placement. Potential occupations include: Preschool, Early Childhood Education, Day Care Center Teacher, Child Care Director, Child Care Program Supervisor, Elementary Public School Teacher Aide.
program at a Glance
- Wausau Fully Available
- Antigo Fully Available
- Medford Fully Available
- Phillips Fully Available
- Spencer Fully Available
- Wittenberg General Studies Only
Approximate Cost$14,160 (Tuition: $10209, Books: $3951)
Average Starting Salary$28,370 Annually, based on the 2015 NTC Graduate Employment Report.
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- 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
- Preschool Teacher
- Early Childhood Education Teacher
- Day Care Center Teacher
- Child Care Director
- Child Care Program Supervisor
- Elementary Public School Teacher Aide
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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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