E-CHiLD Career Outlook

Percent Employed

100%

Employed

 

WITC E-CHiLD Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

Employed in Related Field

86%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC E-CHiLD Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$17,289 - $34,317

Range of Yearly Salary

 

 

 


Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Public School Teacher Aide/Assistant

Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.

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Infant or Toddler Caregiver

Infant or Toddler Caregivers attend to the basic needs of children, such as dressing, bathing, feeding and overseeing play. They may help younger children prepare for kindergarten or assist older children with homework.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Child Care Teacher

  • Child Care Assistant Teacher 

  • Family Child Care provider

  • In-Home Nanny

  • Early Childhood Special Needs Assistant

  • Program Director/Administrator

  • Head Start Teacher/Assistant

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Early Childhood Education associate degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Early Childhood Education/E-CHiLD program at WITC has articulation agreements with Ashford University+, Cardinal Stritch University+, Lakeland University+, Northland College+, UW-Barron County, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse+, UW-Oshkosh+, UW-Milwaukee+, UW-River Falls+, UW-Stevens Point+, UW-Stout+, UW-Superior+, UW-Whitewater+. 

The colleges listed above have developed an Associate Degree to Bachelor Degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (those with a + have an agreement related to the Early Childhood Education Program and/or similar programs such as Elementary Education and Human Development & Family Studies); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Licensed Pre-K Teacher (4K)
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $39,354–$41,780

Hear From Graduates

"I wouldn’t be the person I am today without WITC. At WITC, I got lead teacher experiences and actually planned curriculum. I know I’m pursuing the right career. Those hands-on experiences helped me realize I have a 'fire in my belly' for early childhood education.”

Stephanie Perry, WITC Early Childhood Education Graduate

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 

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Sara Eckstein

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800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Jennifer Bednarik

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800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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Jodi Saliny

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800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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