Enrich your career possibilities at COTC
The Early Childhood Education Technology at COTC prepares students for rewarding careers as professional lead and assistant teachers of children birth through preschool ages and as assistant teachers in the public school setting. Career possibilities can include program or center-based administrators, owners or managers.
The curriculum prepares students to:
Apply for Pre-K Associate Licensure through the Ohio Department of Education
Successfully Complete Ohio Assessments for Educators and ECE-290 ECE Student Teaching Field
Assume preschool teaching positions
Prepare to transfer to a four-year institution
Obtain recertification for ODE Licensure
The most rewarding part of careers in education comes from the success of your students themselves and the knowledge that you played a role in that success. Early Childhood Education career growth is 25% higher than the national average based on an increased focus in early childhood education and a growing population of children ages 3 to 5. Many courses meet the Child Development Associate (CDA) area contact hours for CDA certification.
The COTC Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate Degree Early Childhood Programs. The program is also approved by OBR for ODE Pre-kindergarten Associate Licensure.
Upon completion, graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education Technology. An increasing number of COTC graduates transfer to a bachelor’s degree teacher education program after completing their associate degree at COTC. Local teacher education programs that work with COTC for ease of transfer credit applicability include Muskingum College, Ashland University and The Ohio State University. Also, the University of Cincinnati offers an online bachelor’s program in child development, and the University of Toledo offers an online bachelor’s program in early childhood education.