Welcome to Education Careers!

One or two years, 3 hours per day 

Recommended Prerequisite: Child Development or Adv. Child Development

Course Information:

Students will learn to plan, develop, teach, and supervise activities enhancing the preschool age child's physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. Students will also develop a working knowledge of licensing regulations, nutrition, health, and safety. Students will have hands-on experience by volunteering in our on-site licensed child care center and/or participating in an internship at a local child care center or elementary school. In addition, second year students work towards CDA (Child Development Associate). 


NOTE: Background check, physical and TB tests are required

Dual Credit Offered**:  (Learn more about Dual Credit)

Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 9 credits*)

• ECED 100 Intro to Early Childhood Education  • ECED 101 Health Safety & Nutrition  ECED 103 Curriculum in Early Childhood Classroom  

*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements

**Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.

Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

 • Child Development Associate (CDA) - 2nd year

*indicates 19-20 IN Promoted Industry Certification

Job Opportunities:

Teaching Assistants In-home Childcare  Nanny  Camp Counselor  Elementary Teacher  Child Care Teacher

Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - FCCLA!

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

19-20 Dual Credit Poster for Ivy Tech Bo

Amber Jackson

Hilltop Developmental Preschool Teacher (Autism Specialist)


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Sheri DeWitt

317.259.5269   x44060

I teach the Education Careers course and place students in settings to work with young children and foster their interest in the field of education. I earned a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science Education from Indiana State University and a Masters degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. When working with students I love to see students take away real knowledge and understanding that they can apply in life and in a career. When I am not at school I enjoy growing flowers, boating, and spending time with my family and friends.

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(317) 259-5265

1901 E 86th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46240


It is the policy of the J. Everett Light Career Center not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, or disability in the educational programs or activities which it operates or in employment therein or admission thereto.​