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Early Childhood Teacher Academy

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Early Childhood Teacher Academy

The Early Childhood Teacher Academy pathway engages students in developing a realistic understanding of early childhood while exploring the importance and impact of teachers. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to sustain their interest in the early childhood profession and cultivate the skills needed to be successful, thus creating a pipeline of high-quality students transitioning to the early childhood field. Students will understand the importance and uniqueness of early childhood and participate in classroom and field experiences.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in early childhood such as teacher, curriculum director, and administrator.

Sequence of Courses:

Human Growth &
Development
Early Childhood as a
Profession
Curriculum and Instruction
in Early Childhood

Early College Credit/Credentials:

Praxis Early Childhood
Education/ TECE / CPR/First
Aid/AED
up to 9 credits at Delaware
State University
up to 12 credits at Delaware
Technical Community College

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops
Mentorships

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:
$60,600

Common Positions:
Elementary Childhood Administrator

Associates Degree

Average Salary:
$38,760

Common Positions:
Early Childhood Educator

Certificate

Average Salary:
$29,120

Common Positions:
Teacher's Aide

Where to find this Pathway:

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Pathway Languages:

RELEVANT LANGUAGES

Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee

NEW LANGUAGE, NEW LIFE

Where To Find The Languages

Russian

Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”