Early Childhood Education Technology
Kent State Salem offers the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education Technology (ECET). The program addresses the concerns of today’s families and focuses on the unique needs of infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
The goal of ECET is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to implement developmentally appropriate practices as they relate to each child’s development. The ECET program is committed to valuing all children, regardless of ability or background. In addition, the program values the families and communities from which children come.
Both career-specific and general studies courses are included in the curriculum to enable students to grow professionally and personally. An associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education Technology will be granted following successful completion of the 66 semester hours of required coursework and training in A.L.I.C.E., child safety and CPR/AED. After completion of the associate degree, students are eligible to apply for the associate pre-kindergarten license through the State of Ohio.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education Technology transfers with no loss of credit to the bachelor’s degree in early childhood education offered at Kent and Salem campuses. It is important to meet with an advisor who can explain this option and help you plan completion of admission requirements if you plan to complete the baccalaureate program.
Professionals holding an associate degree in early childhood education are responsible for:
- Observing, recording and assessing the development of young children;
- Planning the environment and activities that foster development across all domains (physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language) and integrate various content areas;
- Working with families and communities for child development, advocacy, and safety;
- Collaborating with other professionals in the field of early childhood education;
- Adhering to National Association for the Education of Young Children's code of ethical conduct which includes professionalism and adherence to standards of confidentiality.
ADVISOR CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Tsunghui Tu