Early Care and Education Master Teacher

About this Major

Early Care and Education Master Teacher students learn how to instruct and implement child development plans in order to teach others or instruct childcare employees. Students learn about lesson planning, child behavior, and how to promote positive relationship building in the classroom, in addition to methods of passing that information onto others in the childcare profession.

Graduates find successful careers at daycares, in pre-school classrooms, in private homes as nannies, in church daycares and nurseries, or after school care in public schools.

The work environment for Early Care and Education Master Teacher graduates is fast-paced and ever-changing. Childcare workers perform their job both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Child care can be physically demanding, and often workers must be able to stand for long periods of time, sit and crawl on the floor with children, and lift children and furniture up to 50 pounds.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

  • Child Development Associate
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Infant/Toddler Child Care Provider
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Master Teacher
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Child Care Director
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Early Education Pathway to National Credential
  • Praxis ParaProfessional Assessment
  • Early Childhood Care and Education

This career major's curriculum meets the professional licensure requirements for Oklahoma but may not meet the licensure requirements for other states.

Entrance Requirements

Prior to beginning class, all students must obtain an OSBI Criminal Background Check. This check must be free of any criminal activity involving violence against a person; child abuse or neglect; possession, sale or distribution of illegal drugs; sexual misconduct; gross irresponsibility; or disregard for the safety of others. All students must provide documentation annually that the health training requirements are met. Adult students must have a high school diploma or GED to enter the program. 

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Rockwell Child Development Center

Total Hours Required

936

Length

Full-time: 9 months

Part-time: 18 months

Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance.

Times

Two sessions: Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

High school students and part-time adult students enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Student Resources

Uniform Purchase Instructions

Courses

  • Understanding Principles of Child Development and Learning 28 hours
  • Observing and Recording Children's Behavior 40 hours
  • Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development 22 hours
  • Advancing Children's Physical and Intellectual Development 22 hours
  • Managing an Effective Program I 76 hours
  • Planning a Safe, Healthy Learning Environment 36 hours
  • Child Care Center Rotation I 240 hours
  • Building Productive Relationships with Families 61 hours
  • Managing an Effective Program II 61 hours
  • Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism 46 hours
  • Child Care Center Rotation II 240 hours
  • Practicum 64 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Child Development Associate (CDA)*
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Infant/Toddler Child Care Provider
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Master Teacher
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Child Care Director
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Early Education Pathway to National Credential
  • Praxis ParaPRofessional Assessment*
  • Early Childhood Care and Education*

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • OSBI Background Check: $19
  • Tennis shoes: $20-$35
  • Uniforms (2): $80
  • Certification: $425*

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

$115 plus licensure/certification fees as noted
*Francis Tuttle will pay up to $100 toward the cost of a certification for high school students. The student will be responsible for remaining certification costs.

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Child Development Associate (CDA)*
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Infant/Toddler Child Care Provider
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Master Teacher
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Child Care Director
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Early Education Pathway to National Credential
  • Praxis ParaProfessional Assessment*
  • Early Childhood Care and Education*

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,059.20
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • OSBI Background Check: $19
  • Tennis Shoes: $20-$35
  • Uniforms (2): $80
  • Certification: $425*

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$2,193.20

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

*Francis Tuttle will pay for one of the indicated certifications for adult students.

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Child Development Associate (CDA)*
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Infant/Toddler Child Care Provider
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Master Teacher
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Child Care Director
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education Early Education Pathway to National Credential
  • Praxis ParaProfessional Assessment
  • Early Childhood Care and Education

Tuition & Fees

  • $4,118.40
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • OSBI Background Check: $19
  • Tennis Shoes: $20-$35
  • Uniforms (2): $80
  • Certification: $425*

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$4,252.40

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

*Francis Tuttle will pay for one of the indicated certifications for adult students.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$7 to $13

per hour

Pass Rate

N/A

N/A

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Privately Owned Child Care Centers, Corporate/Franchise Child Care Centers, Family Child Care Centers, Libraries (children's area), Children's Campus, Church Nurseries, Before/After SChool Care at Public Schools, Nanny and Au Pair.

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