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Basic Early Childhood Educator

Embedded Technical Diploma

Program number: 303078

Overview

The Basic Early Childhood Educator embedded technical diploma from Madison College meets the basic requirements to work as a teacher in early childhood settings. All nine credits are also part of the Preschool embedded technical diploma. (Formerly Early Childhood Education Entry Level Provider certificate.)

The Wisconsin Early Childhood Association offers credit for prior learning. To learn how your experience could count toward your degree contact the program director.

Program Details

Students in the Basic Early Childhood Educator program can attend part time.

Early Childhood Education courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - South

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.

Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Required Courses

10-307-167

3 credits


10-307-110

3 credits


10-307-174

3 credits


Careers

Earning your less than one year technical diploma in the Basic Early Childhood Educator program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:

  • Child Care Teacher
    Work in full-day and part-day child care programs, or nursery schools
  • Child Care Assistant Teacher
    Work under the supervision of a child care lead teacher in childcare programs or Head Start programs
  • Family Child Care Provider
    Care for eight children or less in provider's home.
  • In-home Provider/Nanny
    Provide care in the child's home.
  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    9
    Tuition
    $1228.50
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $123.66
    Other Costs
    $256.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $1608.16
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2018
    Number of Program Graduates 27
    Number of Surveys Sent 24
    Number of Surveys Returned 21
    Percent of Surveys Returned 87.50%
    Available for Employment 4
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 17
    Percent Not in Labor Market 425.00%
    Available for Employment

    2018
    Graduates Employed 4
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 4
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.8 0 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 4
    Very Satisfied 3
    Percent Very Satisfied 75.00%
    Satisfied 1
    Percent Satisfied 25.00%
    Unsatisfied 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 21
    Preparation for Getting a Job 0
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.00%
    Career Change 0
    Percent Career Change 0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 9.50%
    Preparation for Further Education 19
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 90.50%
    Personal Interest 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00%
    Other 0
    Percent Other 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 4
    Before Enrollment 2
    Percent Before Enrollment 50.00%
    While Attending the College 2
    Percent While Attending the College 50.00%
    After Training at the College 0
    Percent After Training at the College 0.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 4
    In College District 4
    Percent In College District 100.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4
    Average Monthly Wage $2,091
    Average Hourly Wage $12.16
    Average Work Hours per Week 40
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open
    Number of Part Time Positions Open
    Total Jobs
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Lighthouse Christian School Preschool Teacher
    Reach Dane Family Outreach Worker
    St John The Baptist School Preschool Teacher Jefferson
    Unity Point Health Meriter Hospital Teacher
    YMCA Lead Teacher

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu