Early Childhood Education Administrator


Program Number: 903073CERT

Credits: 18

Area of Study: Education and Social Sciences

Delivery Method:
100% Online*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $2,538.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The Early Childhood Education: Administrator Credential will help you develop the skills and competencies needed by administrators and directors to be successful. The Administrator Credential is a six course, 18-credit sequence. Administrators and directors who wish to increase or refine existing skills, add new competencies, or earn a professional credential will benefit from this program. This credential is critical to those working in programs who wish to learn more about administration or anyone who wants to maximize their business knowledge. The courses are also designed to prepare you for the commission process to earn your Registry Administrator Credential.

Individuals in an administrative role use this credential program to enhance their existing skills, gain new knowledge and network with other administrators in the field. The courses are also designed to prepare staff in non-administrative positions take on new leadership roles and increased responsibility. Increased business expertise and related skills are a benefit to all employers.

Program Details

Students in the Early Childhood Education: Administrator Program may attend part time.


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

  • Goodman South
  • Online

Travel to fieldwork sites is necessary and is your responsibility.


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


To Apply

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

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. 


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


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


Madison College Early Childhood Education Administrator Credential graduates are prepared to:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of directors, coordinators, supervisors and other administrators in early childhood programs​
  • Apply practical applications related to Administrative tasks.​
  • Assess external factors which affect the operation of early care and education programs
  • Establish and maintain quality programs based on professional standards and the best available information on child growth and development and family friendly environment/services. ​

Earning your Administrator Credential at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:

  • Child Care Center Director
  • Child Care Center Administrator