Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers (Wisconsin)
18 Credits | Less than 1 year
Career Cluster: Education and Training
Preschool teachers, assistant teachers, program directors and administrators will benefit greatly from this credential program. Early care and education professionals wishing to build upon their skills in the preschool setting will find this credential invaluable.
Each age group requires a little something special and preschoolers are no exception. If you work with or are interested in working with preschool children, the Wisconsin Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers will enhance your existing knowledge and skills and provide you with networking opportunities with other professionals in the field. The Preschool Credential was developed with five courses from the Wisconsin Technical College System Statewide Curriculum for the associate degree in Early Childhood Education.
Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers (Wisconsin) graduates will be able to:
- Integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives
- Explore early childhood curriculum models
- Provide a healthy, safe, and nutritionally sound early childhood environment
- Incorporate health, safety, and nutrition concepts into the children's curriculum
- Practice positive guidance strategies
- Create a guidance philosophy
- Analyze the development of children age three to age five
- Create developmentally appropriate language, literature, and literacy activities
The Wisconsin Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers technical certificate is offered online and is ideal for pursing or enhancing your career. This certificate meets specified technical studies coursework within both the E-Connect-Child Care Services technical diploma and Early Childhood Education associate degree, with seamless opportunities for completion.
Learn by doing.
As a graduate, you will become responsible for the care and education of preschool children. You will learn to create and maintain safe and healthy play environments, guide behavior, plan and implement learning activities, and work cooperatively with staff and parents. Graduates of this certificate will be recognized as Wisconsin Registry Career Ladder-Career Level 10.
Experienced Instructors, Small Class Sizes
You’ll learn from knowledgeable and passionate instructors who care about your success and will ensure that you get the most out of your education. Small class sizes allow you to connect and interact with your instructors and classmates in fun and meaningful ways.
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Coursework is designed for family child care providers, child care teachers, nursery school teachers, certified providers or anyone wishing to provide a quality environment and learning activities for children ages three to five and consists of 18 credits representing five courses selected from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide curriculum associate degree, plus a culminating capstone course. Graduates of this program will be recognized by The Registry, Wisconsin’s recognition system for the childhood care and education profession, as Wisconsin Registry Career Ladder-Career Level 10.
Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers is Part of a Career Pathway
As a Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way.
You could take this first and get a credential.
You can continue your education to advance your skills.
Obtain your associate degree.
Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers
18 Credits | Less than 1 year
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers technical certificate.