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Early Childhood Education
Associate Degree
61 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Numerous classes in this program are offered in one or more of these formats. Learn more.


What You’ll Learn

“Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.”Abraham Lincoln

A child’s learning experiences in his or her first eight years of life are crucial to social, mental and emotional growth and development and academic success. Working in this field requires patience, creativity and a desire to make a difference in a child’s life. It also requires keen observation skills, a talent for human insight, and clear communication skills. As a student in BTC’s Early Childhood Education program, you will gain those skills and more. You’ll learn how to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into early childhood education, making you a highly desirable candidate as an educator who can help children develop their critical thinking skills through fun and play. You’ll learn innovative teaching techniques and skills through a hands-on approach in a unique learning environment. With field experience taking place in the first semester, you’ll know early on if working in early childhood education is right for you.

The BTC program offers flexible learning options. Classes are offered in a blend of face-to-face and online so you can easily fit coursework into your schedule. We also offer the 2Plus2 program in conjunction with UW-Whitewater. The 2Plus2 program lets you complete your two-year degree here and then transfer to UWW to get a dual license, allowing you to teach early childhood through third grade and special education through third grade. 

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage

$24,000

*based on WTCS Outcomes Report for 2017 Graduates

Potential Careers

Nannies
Nursery Schools
Day Care Centers
Head Start Classrooms
Infant Toddler Center
Before/After School Child Care
Instructional Aide in Public Schools


Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.

Early Childhood Education

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