Early Childhood Education Technology 

Enrich your career possibilities at COTC

The Early Childhood Education Technology at COTC prepares students for rewarding careers as professional lead and assistant teachers of children birth through preschool ages and as assistant teachers in the public school setting. Career possibilities can include program or center-based administrators, owners or managers

The curriculum prepares students to:

 Apply for Pre-K Associate Licensure through the Ohio Department of Education

Successfully Complete Ohio Assessments for Educators and ECE-290 ECE Student Teaching Field

 Assume preschool teaching positions 

 Prepare to transfer to a four-year institution

• Obtain recertification for ODE Licensure

The most rewarding part of careers in education comes from the success of your students themselves and the knowledge that you played a role in that success. Early Childhood Education career growth is 25% higher than the national average based on an increased focus in early childhood education and a growing population of children ages 3 to 5. Many courses meet the Child Development Associate (CDA) area contact hours for CDA certification.

The COTC Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate Degree Early Childhood Programs. The program is also approved by OBR for ODE Pre-kindergarten Associate Licensure.  


Upon completion, graduates receive an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Technology. An increasing number of COTC graduates transfer to a bachelor’s degree teacher education program after completing their associate degree at COTC. Local teacher education programs that work with COTC for ease of transfer credit applicability include Muskingum College, Ashland University and The Ohio State University. Also, the University of Cincinnati offers an online bachelor’s program in child development, and the University of Toledo offers an online bachelor’s program in early childhood education.


The Newark Campus

1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

The Coshocton Campus

200 North Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

The Knox Campus

236 S. Main St
Mount Vernon Ohio 43050

The Pataskala Campus

8660 East Broad Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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