One or two years, 3 hours per day
Recommended Prerequisite: Child Development or Adv. Child Development
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, including Enrollment information.)
Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 9 credits*)
• EDUC 101 Introduction to Teaching (3cr) • EDUC 121 Child and Adolescent Development (3cr) • EDUC 201 Educational Technology (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)
CPR (recognized but not a graduation qualifier)
*see Graduation Pathways Eligible Industry Certifications
• Teaching Assistants • In-home Childcare • Nanny • Camp Counselor • Elementary Teacher • Child Care Teacher •Instructional Assistant • ParaProfessional • Preschool Teacher
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Education Careers (Early Childhood)
Hall of Fame
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.