Early Childhood Education Ivy Tech Community College School of Education
The early childhood education program focuses on the growth and development of young children, infant through eight years, with an emphasis on healthyadult-child relationships.
Students study and apply skills and techniques for providing developmentally appropriate environments, educational experiences, and care for young children, based on NAEYC standards.
IInstruction is provided in the physical, emotional, social, creative and cognitive domains of early childhood development. You will develop competencies through classroom instruction, observation, and participation in early education and care setting.
CAREERS IN THIS FIELD CENTER DIRECTOR FAMILY CHILDCARE PROVIDER HEAD START TEACHER PRESCHOOL TEACHER INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAMS RESOURCE AND REFERRAL SERVICE PROVIDER SCHOOL AIDE
Options in our Program
CDA, Child Development Associate Certificate
Associate of Science in ECE
Associate of Applied Science in ECE
CDA Requirement for lead teachers in licensed child care center. This certificate consists of four courses, ECED 100, 101, 103, and 105. You must be working with children in child care. The certificate is awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition.
TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE This certificate consists of 31 hours of course work consisting of one practicum.
ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE This certificate is 18 hours and would help those who are in an administrative position in a child care center.
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE This is a 69 hours degree which may transfer to Ball State University. With this degree you may choose to complete your bachelor’s degree at Ball State and obtain your license to teach Kindergarten through third grade in a public school setting.
Transfer to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. This is a 69 hour Distance Education Degree. You will do most courses online. You may choose to become licensed to teach kindergarten through third grade.
Transfer to Martin University. This is a 72 hour degree which after completing a bachelor’s degree you will be qualified to work in child care centers such as Head Start, Day Nursery, and in the community with resource and referral agencies.
Associate of Applied Science via Distance Degree. This degree is an AA degree and is not transferrable.
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE INFANT/TODDLER PRACTICUM
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE PRESCHOOL PRACTICUM IN A LOCAL CHILD CARE CENTER
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE GENERALIST PRACTICUM SCHOOLS-KINDERGARTEN
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE GENERALIST PRACTICUM RESOURCE/REFERRAL AGENCY
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE GENERALIST PRACTICUM PLAY AND LEARN
T.E.A.C.H. Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Scholarship Opportunities Available Scholarships are available to those working at least 30 hours a week in licensed, registered, or legally exempt early childhood center, family child care home, or registered ministry within Indiana. Scholarship covers the major share of the cost of tuition and books.
STAFF Ann Aull, Associate Professor Patti Dickmann, Associate Professor Connie Gassner, Associate Professor Deb Pierce, Professor Rose Wilson, Assistant Professor Diane Smith, Associate Professor, Program Chair
Our offices are located at the North Meridian Campus in room 230. Please come to see us, we will be your advisors.