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Early Childhood Education (2019-2020)

Associate in Applied Science DegreeECADA logo
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences / Education & Training Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee and West Allis campuses                                                                          
Program Code: 10-307-1


For Information: 414-297-6584
Downtown Milwaukee Campus,414-297-MATC
West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500
 

This program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L Street N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005; 800-424-2460; www.naeyc.org.
 

Overview — This associate degree program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in child care, or exceptional education settings for young children.

It offers a comprehensive course of study, including healthcare and nutrition, literature and language arts, creative activities, communication skills and supervised experience in licensed child care centers. Program requirements include the completion of four practicum experiences.
 

Bilingual Course Options — All courses are offered in English; a bilingual mode is offered at the West Allis Campus.


Career Pathway —  You can earn the Preschool certificate and the Child Care Services technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC program advisor for information.

 

Career Outlook — Employment opportunities for graduates of the Early Childhood Education program are very positive, whether you are pursuing a career in a group child care setting, in family child care, or working with exceptional-needs children.

 

Program Learning 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

 

Admission Requirements 

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Documentation of compliance with Wisconsin’s Caregiver Law
  • Good health as evidenced by a medical examination
  • Proper immunizations
  • Practicum placement is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check
     

You must earn a grade of C or higher in all Early Childhood Education (CHILDD) courses in order to pass those courses. 


Future Opportunities — If you are interested in a bachelor's degree upon completion of the program, check with a program advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

 

Possible Careers
Child Care Services
Child Care Teacher
Exceptional Education Paraprofessional

Related Programs
Child Care Services
Preschool
Associate in Arts – Teacher Education: Pre-Major

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
 

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

CHILDD-148 ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education ^ 3  

(1)

 

CHILDD-151

ECE: Infant and Toddler Development ^

3

 

(1)

 

CHILDD-167

ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition ^

3

 

(1)

 

CHILDD-174

ECE: Introductory Practicum ^

3

 

(2)

 

CHILDD-108

ECE: Early Language and Literacy ^

3

 

(2)

 

CHILDD-177

ECE: Intermediate Practicum ‡

3

 

(2)

 

CHILDD-179

ECE: Child Development ^

3

 

(2)

 

CHILDD-195

ECE: Family and Community Relationships ^

3

 

(3)

 

CHILDD-110 ECE: Social Studies, Art and Music 3  

(3)

 

CHILDD-175

ECE: Preschool Practicum ‡

3

 

(3)

 

CHILDD-188

ECE: Guiding Child Behavior ^

3

 

(4)

 

CHILDD-112

ECE: STEM

3

 

(4)

 

CHILDD-187 ECE: Children With Differing Abilities 3  

(4)

 

CHILDD-199

ECE: Advanced Practicum ‡

3

 


GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡ ^

3

 

 

 

& ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

   
 
 

NATSCI-112

Principles of Sustainability

3

 
 

 

 

(or) NATSCI-233 Environmental Science

   
   

PSYCH-188

Developmental Psychology

3

 
 

 

 

(or) PSYCH-238 Lifespan Psychology

   
   

SOCSCI-172

Introduction to Diversity Studies

3

 
 

 

 

(or) SOCSCI-217 Valuing Diversity


 
 

 

 

ELECTIVES

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed

3

 

    CHILDD-168 Group Programming for Infants    
    PHYED-210 An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness    

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 60

 


‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Child Care Services technical diploma.

You must earn a grade of C or higher in all Early Childhood Education (CHILDD) courses in order to pass those courses.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.
 

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
 

Page updated April 2019.