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10-307-1 Associate Degree (two-year)
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

Joy. Respect. Learning.

E-CHiLD is an innovative Early Childhood Education associate degree program that blends online learning with community-based student teaching. Students will engage in a variety of online teaching and learning experiences, including virtual "live" face-to-face classroom sessions one evening per week. Customized learning kits, optional open teaching labs and technical support are available to enhance learning. E-CHiLD is designed to fit into busy life schedules with less demand on time and budget.

E-CHiLD is based on a cohort model - a select group of learners who start together and move together through the program, following a prescribed course sequence and plan. E-CHiLD is designed to build meaningful relationships, maximize educational technology and promote timely program completion. Eligible students will have completed five Early Childhood Education program technical studies (core) courses or less.

Special Features

Earn an Early Childhood Education Associate degree online.

Agreements between the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and the following baccalaureate degree-granting institutions allow graduates to transfer credits to:

Contact the receiving institution for specific details.

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program-Specific Requirements

Students in this program must:

There are four practicum experiences required in the Early Childhood Education program. Practicum 1 requires a minimum of 64 hours of off-campus field experience and Practicum 2, 3, and 4 require a minimum of 128 hours of off-campus field experience. In-class contact time is also required as part of the practicum experience.

Dependable. Caring. Observant.

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

Student Profile

Students in the Early Childhood Education program should:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect Early Childhood Education graduates to:

Youngstar

WITC offers a wide array of credit-based early childhood education courses, credentials, and degree options that align with the Youngstar requirements.

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the two-year Early Childhood Education program is approximately $9,250. This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.