One or two years, 3 hours per day 

Recommended Prerequisite: Child Development or Adv. Child Development

Course Information:

Students will explore educational careers, teaching preparation and basic theories of child development. They will have the opportunity to participate in authentic field experiences in classroom settings and acquire hands‐on, real‐life experiences. Students will develop engaging activities by integrating best practices, technology, and instructional strategies. 


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

21-22 School Year:

Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 16 credits*)

• ECED 100 Intro to Early Childhood Education  • ECED 101 Health Safety & Nutrition

ECED 103 Curriculum in Early Childhood Classroom    NEW! ECED 130 Developmentally Appropriate Guidance in a Cultural Context

NEW courses! 22-23 School Year:

Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 6 credits*)

EDUC 101 Introduction to Teaching (3cr) • EDUC 121 Child and Adolescent Development (3cr) 

*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements

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

Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

21-22:  *Child Development Associate (CDA) - 2nd year

CPR (recognized but not a graduation qualifier)

22-23: *ParaProfesssional Educator

CPR (recognized but not a graduation qualifier)


*indicates 21-22 IN Promoted Industry Certification

Job Opportunities:

Teaching Assistants In-home Childcare  Nanny  Camp Counselor  Elementary Teacher  Child Care Teacher Instructional Assistant  ParaProfessional  Preschool 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!

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Amber Jackson

Hilltop Developmental Preschool Teacher (Autism Specialist)


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Sheri DeWitt

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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.