Preschool Certificate


Individuals who want to be preschool teachers, assistant teachers, program directors and child care administrators will benefit from completion of the Preschool Educator Certificate.  Each age group requires a little something special and preschoolers are no exception.  The courses in this certificate will enhance your skills in health and safety needs of children, observation and assessment, guiding children's behaviors, and developmentally appropriate curriculum development.  You will be provided with the opportunity to practice your skills while being placed in a preschool classroom.

The Preschool Educator Certificate was developed with 7 courses from the Wisconsin Technical College System Statewide Curriculum for the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and the 6 courses from the Wisconsin Registry Preschool Credential. Upon completion of the certificate you can commission the Wisconsin Registry to earn your official Preschool Credential.


  • Apply child development theory to practice.
  • Assess child growth and development.
  • Use best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices.
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
307-174 ECE: Introductory Practicum 3
307-179 ECE: Child Development 3
307-167 ECE: Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
307-188 ECE: Guiding Children's Behavior 3
307-108 ECE: Early Language & Literacy 3
307-175 ECE: Preschool Practicum 3
 Total Credits18