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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 - Downtown (through Spring 2019)
  • 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.

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
    $1207.80
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $180.00
    Other Costs
    $256.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $1643.80