Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The Lane Early Childhood Education programs offers a two year Associate of Applied Science Degree and a one year Certificate. Extended educational opportunities include:

  • Transfer Agreement with Portland State University for Bachelor's Degree in Child & Family Studies;
  • Skill building outside of seeking a degree;
  • Class related to state-mandated training for individuals already working in the field;
  • Parenting skills classes;
  • General Interest Classes

Jean Bishop, a faculty member in the ECE department and the program coordinator is available to advise ECE students during posted office hours:

Monday1:00-2:00 PM
Tu. Thur.12:00-1:00 PM
Wednesday3:00-4:00 PM
Friday9:00-10:00 AM

A typical appointment lasts about twenty minutes. If you cannot come during an office hour please email Jean at bishopj@lanecc.edu or call (541) 463-5287 to set up an appointment. Once advising is complete and requirements are met, the student is then able to register for ECE 140, the lab for student teaching. The student will also be helped to schedule student teaching hours and next term's classes.

Please contact and academic advisor for enrollment and class scheduling:

Deb Hupcey
Program Advisor
(541) 463-5635

Beth Landy
Program Counselor
(541) 463-5295

One-Year Certificate of Completion

Early Childhood Education

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Standard Occupational Classification: 25-2011.00

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

How many students completed the Early Childhood Education 1-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 88 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 55.7%completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 22;  Statewide: 281

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $13.32; annual average - $27,719
Oregon hourly average - $12.70; annual average - $26,426

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and student fees - $5,002
  • Differential fees - $0
  • Books, supplies, other program costs - $1,650
  • On-campus room and board - Not offered
  • Total estimate - $6,652

What's included?

Explanation of costs: www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-fees-and-expenses

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?

Federal loans - 5,446
Private loans - Not available
Institutional financing - $15