Printed on 4/16/2021

Assistant Teacher

30-307-6 Technical Diploma (TD) 21 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

The Assistant Teacher technical diploma will prepare you to work as a program assistant in a variety of early childhood settings. Aligned with The Registry's Preschool Credential, this degree is perfect for individuals working with children three to five years of age and combines hands-on fieldwork with course work. Completion of this certificate will place you at Registry Level 10.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (21 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • ECE: Early Language & Literacy
    10-307-108
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10307108
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explore strategies to encourage the development of early language and literacy knowledge and skill building in children birth to 8 years of age. Learners will investigate the components of literacy including; literacy as a source of enjoyment, vocabulary and oral language, phonological awareness, knowledge of print, letters and words, comprehension and an understanding of books and other texts. Theories and philosophies regarding children's language and literacy development will be addressed. Dual language learning will be examined within the context of developmentally appropriate practices. Assessment tools for early language and literacy acquisition will be reviewed.

  • ECE: Hlth Safety & Nutrition
    10-307-167
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307167
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; examine governmental regulations and professional standards as they apply to health, safety, and nutrition; plan a safe early childhood environment; plan a healthy early childhood environment; plan nutritionally sound menus; examine child abuse and neglect issues and mandates; describe Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction strategies, describe strategies to prevent the occurrence of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS); incorporate health, safety, and nutrition concepts into the children's curriculum.

  • ECE: Introductory Practicum
    10-307-174
    3Credit
    144
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10307174
    • Credits: 3.00

    Learn about and apply the course competencies in an actual early childhood setting. Explore the standards for quality early childhood education, demonstrate professional behaviors, and meet the requirements for training in the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.

    Coreq: ECE: Early Language & Literacy 10307108 OR ECE: Social Studies, Art, and Music 10307110
  • ECE: Child Development
    10-307-179
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307179
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; analyze social, cultural, and economic influences on child development; summarize child development theories; analyze development of children ages three through five; analyze development of children ages five through eight; relate child development research findings to teaching practice; analyze the role of heredity and the environment; examine the role of brain development in early learning (ages three through eight) examine developmental and environmental assessment strategies for children ages three through eight.

  • ECE: Social Studies, Art, & Music
    10-307-110
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10307110
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on beginning level curriculum development in the specific integrated content areas of Social Studies, Art, Music, & Movement (SSAMM).

  • ECE: Preschool Practicum
    10-307-175
    3Credit
    144
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10307175
    • Credits: 3.00

    Serves as the capstone course in The Registry Preschool Credential. Students will be placed or will be working in an early childhood setting with 3 year-old to 5 year-old children and create a portfolio that prepares students for The Registry commission. In this course, students will be implementing regulations and standards for quality early childhood education, applying knowledge of child development and positive guidance, utilizing observation and assessment techniques, and assessing developmentally appropriate environments for preschoolers.

    Prereq: ECE Introductory Practicum 10307174; Coreqs: ECE: Early Language and Literacy 10307108 and ECE: Social Studies, Art, and Music 10307110
  • ECE: Guiding Child Behavior
    10-307-188
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307188
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; analyze techniques for and effects of strong relationship-building with children and families; identify positive and proactive guidance principles and techniques to support children; analyze environmental influences on child behavior; identify strategies that support children’s active engagement in the learning environment; identify strategies that proactively teach emotional literacy and regulation techniques; identify strategies that proactively teach friendship skills; identify strategies that proactively teach children calming, relaxation, and problem-solving techniques; utilize observation and assessment techniques to assess and interpret behavior; create a behavior support plan based on a functional behavior assessment; create a guidance philosophy. This course meets the requirements of the "24 hour Wisconsin" Pyramid Model training.

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