Similar to the Elementary Education apprenticeship program, but licensure in Early Childhood Education is focused on the classroom teacher teaching ages birth through age 8. The Teacher Apprenticeship program is an innovative approach to teacher preparation that offers aspiring educators hands-on experience in real classrooms. Students, or apprentices, are carefully selected and paired with experienced mentor teachers who guide and support them throughout the program. The apprentices gradually assume more teaching responsibilities, gaining practical experience alongside their coursework. This immersive, reflective, and practical approach helps them develop the skills and knowledge needed to become effective teachers. Students in this program will earn the required credits that equate to the first full year in college. This allows students to graduate from college in 3 years (instead of 4), with thousands of hours of relevant classroom experience. Students earn a wage while they are learning, making the attainment of a teaching degree cost-effective.

Program Host:

Ivy Tech Community College

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Year One

  • Principles of Early Childhood Education
  • Concentrator A – Early Childhood Education Curriculum Development
  • Concentrator B – Early Childhood Education & Guidance

Year Two

  • Early Childhood Education Capstone

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