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Career Area: Education and Training
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-307-1
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Early Childhood teacher and students interacting

Early Childhood Education Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Preschool Teacher
Childcare Worker
In-home Nanny

Average Median Wage


Early Childhood Education Programs

The Early Childhood Education program teaches students to implement developmentally-appropriate activities for children aged infant through eight years old. A focus on maintaining a safe and healthy environment, building relationships with parents and staff, and guiding children's behavior is emphasized. With an on-campus daycare facility, students have the opportunity to put theory into practice before embarking on a rewarding career.