Early Childhood Education Preschool
Embedded Technical Diploma
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.
All 21 credits in this diploma are part of the Early Childhood Education associate degree program and also satisfy the academic requirement for the Registry Preschool Credential. Students interested in earning their Registry Preschool Credential should contact Registry or the Program Director for more information.
Upon admission to the program, you will complete a background and criminal history check form and submit it to the program director. Look for this form in your student email. Information obtained from the background may affect your ability to secure a practicum placement.
Prior to taking ECE: Introductory Practicum, 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.
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.
To learn how your experience could count toward your diploma contact the program director.
Students in the Preschool Program can attend full or part time.
Early Childhood Education classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - South
Some of the courses for this program may be available online.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- 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.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
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.10-307-1103 credits10-307-1673 credits10-307-1743 credits10-307-1083 credits10-307-1793 credits10-307-1883 credits10-307-1753 credits
Madison College Early Childhood Education Preschool graduates are prepared to:
- Apply child development theory to practice.
- Cultivate relationships with children, family and the community.
- Assess child growth and development.
- Use best practices in teaching and learning.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices.
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.
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion21Tuition$2866.50Materials/Supplemental Costs$344.04Other Costs$256.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$3466.54
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2018 Number of Program Graduates 20 Number of Surveys Sent 20 Number of Surveys Returned 14 Percent of Surveys Returned 70.00% Available for Employment 3 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% Not in Labor Market 11 Percent Not in Labor Market 366.70% Available for Employment
2018 Graduates Employed 3 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 3 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) 3.7 0 0 Number of Satisfaction Responses 3 Very Satisfied 2 Percent Very Satisfied 66.70% Satisfied 1 Percent Satisfied 33.30% 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 14 Preparation for Getting a Job 0 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.00% Career Change 1 Percent Career Change 7.10% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% Preparation for Further Education 13 Percent Preparation for Further Education 92.90% 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 2 Before Enrollment 1 Percent Before Enrollment 50.00% While Attending the College 1 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 3 In College District 3 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 3 Average Monthly Wage $2,227 Average Hourly Wage $12.95 Average Work Hours per Week 38 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week
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 Learning Ladder Float Teacher Cottage Grove Red Caboose Day Care Teacher Assistant Unity Point Health Meriter Hospital Teacher
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