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The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Technology (ECET) is offered at the Salem and Tuscarawas Campuses. A minimum of 2.00 GPA (C grade) is required in each technical course and a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA is required for graduation. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to apply for Ohio’s associate degree preschool license.
Teacher assistants held 1.3 million jobs in 2006. About 3 out of 4 worked for public and private elementary and secondary schools. Child care centers and religious organizations employed most of the rest.
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Minimum 68 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate skills in: self-assessment, reflection and self-advocacy; mastery and application of foundational concepts from general education; written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrate the ability to make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning. Identify and use professional resources.
2. Integrate reflective and critical self-assessment with one’s own practice in early education.
3. Develop an awareness of and engage in informed advocacy for children and families.
4. Understand and value family and community characteristics in order to enhance curriculum and family partnerships. Support self-advocacy of the families in their communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
5. Understand young children’s typical and atypical developmental characteristics and needs. Understand the multiple influences on child development and learning. Use knowledge of child development to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
6. Understand and develop positive relationships and supportive interactions with children and their families. Understand and practice positive interpersonal communication with all constituencies involved in the education, development and care of young children.
7. Understand the goals, benefits and appropriate uses of various informal and formal assessment tools and approaches. Understand and practice responsible assessment.
8. Understand the importance of core knowledge in the academic disciplines and how this relates to the education, development and care of young children.
9. Demonstrate professionalism by becoming knowledgeable about opportunities and resources for professional growth and development and by becoming actively involved in the profession. Understand and uphold confidentiality, ethical standards and other professional and regulatory guidelines. Engage in ongoing, collaborative relationships to enhance one’s own learning and practice.
10. Use own knowledge and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curriculum to promote positive learning outcomes for all children of varying abilities.
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