Early Childhood Mentor/Protégé Certificate

Program Number: 97-307-3
School Year: 2015-2016
Campus*: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

Program Description

The Early Childhood Mentor/Protégé Certificate is designed to enhance the quality of child care by improving the skills and training level of child care teachers. The program provides opportunities for professional networking and strengthens the commitment to a career in the Early Childhood profession. Experienced teachers serve as mentors to new early childhood teachers who are their protégés. Mentors and protégés work together at their child care centers for an “on-the-job” learning experience to further develop best practices, gain more professional skills, and enhance learning environments in early childhood education.

Scholarships may be available for students who are employed in a licensed or exempt early childhood center or a licensed or certified family child care program. Applicants must have the support of their employer and possess a high school diploma or GED. In addition, caregivers participating in these classes must commit to one year of employment beyond completion of the credential to assure stability in the workforce. Scholarships for the Early Childhood Mentor/Protégé Certificate are available through the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association.

Approximate Costs

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
307-180 Early Childhood Mentor and Teacher Seminar 2
307-181 Early Childhood Mentors and Protégés at Work 3
Total 5

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

Individuals interested in this certificate should contact the program associate dean at 262-306-5313.

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