How quickly can I complete the early childhood education
technology associate degree?
The time it takes a student to complete the early childhood
education associate degree depends on:
- How many classes a student takes at a time and what classes
they take which semester, as some classes are only offered once
- Whether a student already has any college-level coursework to
transfer to COTC and/or professional experience, such as a CDA,
that may be eligible to award a student existing college
- Students with a CDA credential will be assessed for
college credit on a case-by-case basis.
We encourage students to contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org
to learn more about degree completion time.
Are there any requirements to study early childhood education
technology at COTC?
Yes, students interested in studying early childhood education
technology have to complete an Early Childhood Education Application Packet. As part of
that packet, students are required to complete a background
check and three (non-family) references. The packet is
completed after completing the Steps to
Enroll as a student at COTC. Also, help us learn more
about you as a student by visiting our Future Students webpage.
Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the
program I want to study?
The courses students need to take to complete an associate degree
are listed in a plan of study.
Can I take classes online or face-to-face?
To provide flexible learning options for students, many classes
in early childhood education can be completed either fully online
or remotely with a designated day and time to meet online using
Early Childhood Education requires students to complete in-person
classroom practicum hours. The number of practicum hours depends
upon what a student is trying to achieve
- Students who wish to pursue Ohio Department of Education
(ODE) Pre-kindergarten Teaching License will complete 375
- Students who do not plan to pursue
ODE licensure will complete 195 practicum hours.
What do I need to know about completing practicum hours in early
COTC has a Practicum Coordinator who works with students to
try and place them in their preferred geographic area;
however, students should be aware practicum placement is subject
to availability at the childcare center.
Students should have reliable transportation to travel to an
assigned practicum location.
Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete an associate
Local teacher education programs that work with COTC for ease of
transfer credit applicability include:
What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for
Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants,
scholarships and loans.
Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for
some scholarships. Other scholarships
require an application.
scholarship is available for students currently employed in
the teaching profession. Current education professionals are
encouraged to apply and be considered for additional financial
How do I get started at COTC?
Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then
follow the COTC Steps to
Enroll to get started.