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Early Childhood Education Preschool

Embedded Technical Diploma

Program number: 303077

Overview

Research demonstrates that the best predictor of quality childcare is a teacher's level of education. The Early Childhood Education - Preschool embedded technical diploma at Madison College will prepare you with the skills needed to work as a teacher with children ages 3 - 5 years in early childhood settings.

Completion of the preschool diploma helps provide you the ability to move through the registry career levels. The last course of the credential, the capstone, helps you prepare a portfolio for the registry's commission process. All 18 credits in this diploma are part of the Early Childhood Education associate degree program. Students interested in earning their Registry Preschool Credential must complete the capstone course and complete the commission process.

Prior to taking ECE: Capstone or Practicum 1, you must show evidence of a physical examination including TB test using the State of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Staff Health Report - Child Care Provider Form, and must complete a Background Information Disclosure and Criminal History Check (CHC) prior to placement in the Early Childhood Education Practicum/Capstone courses. Information obtained from the CHC may affect your ability to secure a placement.

Travel to fieldwork sites is necessary and is your responsibility.

Some courses in the program involve preparation of learning materials, field trips, etc. that may involve additional expenses.

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 Preschool Program can attend part time.

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

  • Madison - Downtown
  • Madison - South

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


Admission

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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 the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2017-2018 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.

First Semester



Second Semester



Careers

Earning your less than one-year technical diploma in the Preschool Education 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.