Early Childhood Education Technology
The Early Childhood Education Technology program provides preparation for a professional career in early childhood education spanning a variety of career options. This discipline includes classroom instruction, supervised laboratory experiences,and work-based learning experiences. Students will develop competencies that enable them to provide services, teach, and guide young children in various early childhood professions.
The Early Childhood Education Technology curriculum is a two-year discipline that requires a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work. Successful completion of the Early Childhood Education Technology curriculum results in the student receiving a Career Certificate, Technical Certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree. This curriculum meets the National Association for the Education of Young Children Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation and the Mississippi Department of Education Standards and Guidelines for Pre–Kindergarten (3- and 4-year-olds).
*The content for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is embedded in the Early Childhood Education Technology course work.
Jobs are available for students who complete this discipline in public, private, corporate or parochial early childhood education programs, including those in public and private child care centers that serve children of all socioeconomic levels and abilities.
The campus child care center is licensed by the Mississippi Department of Health as a Child Care Facility and for food service.
The Early Childhood Education Technology program offers a Child Development Assistant Infant and Toddler Certificate of Proficiency, a Child Development Assistant Pre-school Certificate of Proficiency, a Career certificate, a Technical certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science. Students in the program will complete the PrePAC exam.