Early Childhood Education Technology

About

Early Childhood Education Technology supports the development of teachers of young children ages birth through eight years. You will gain knowledge and skills that support children’s growth while working in partnership with parents. Our program offers educational opportunities for experienced educators as well as those beginning in the profession. In the end, you will earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education Technology.

When you earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree with plans to transfer to a four-year college teaching credential program, you may link to university and counseling departments at Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College, Tougaloo College, and The University of Southern Mississippi.

Completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree meets professional standards in a broad range of early childhood education settings. Graduates of the Early Childhood Education Technology program are leaders in the community, serving children and families. You’ll enjoy a career that is always in demand, with opportunities the world over.

Employment Opportunities

Traditional Child Care Center Director/Owner, Head Start Teacher/Aide, Child Care Teacher, Family Child Care Home Provider, Before and After School-age Provider, Early Intervention/Special Needs Programs, Para-Teacher/Aide, Home Visitor, Nanny

Locations
  • Jackson ATC
  • Rankin
  • Utica
  • Vicksburg
Curriculum

Important Program Information

  • DEGREES / CERTIFICATES
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Early Childhood Profession 3
Infant and Toddler Development 4
Preschool and Primary Development 4
Creative Arts for Young Children 3
Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 4
Language and Literacy Development for Young Children 3
Guiding Social and Emotional Behavior 3
Social Studies, Math, and Science for Young Children 4
Infant and Toddler Practicum Experience 4
Total Hours 32
Course Hours
Development of the Exceptional Child 3
Family Dynamics and Community Involvement 3
Methods, Materials, and Measurement 3
Administration of Programs for Young Children 3
Preschool Practicum Experience 4
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 48
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 63–65

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate
  • G.E.D.
  • ACT Composite score of 14 or Placement score of 37

Requirements for Graduation

  • Pre-Pac
  • Completion of 68 Academic/Child Development Technology semester credit hours

Next Steps

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Contact

Jackson ATC
Ericka Davis
Curriculum Coordinator
601-987-8127
Rankin
Patricia Grantham
601-936-5524
Utica
Monica Davis
Instructor
601-885-7160
Lashaunda Davis
Instructor
Vicksburg
Alicia Tinsley
Lead Instructor
Kay Chaney
601-629-6847

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