Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood EducationECE student with faculty member

The Lane Early Childhood Education programs offers a Two Year Associate of Applied Science Degree and One Year Certificate Programs as well as variety of opportunities:

  • Transfer Agreement with Portland State University for Bachelor's Degree in Child & Family Studies;
  • Skill building and enhancement without seeking a degree;
  • State mandated update training for individuals already working in the field;
  • Parenting skills classes;
  • General Interest Classes

Jean Bishop, the ECE Program Coordinator will be available to advise ECE students during posted office hours. **Special summer term advising days/hours are Sept. 3, 4 & 5, 2014 from 9:00-4:00. Call 541-463-5517 to schedule an appointment** A typical appointment lasts about twenty minutes. Please call (541) 463-5287 to set up an appointment during the academic year. Once advising is complete and requirements met she will then be able to clear you to register for ECE 140 and help you set up lab hours and schedule next terms classes if you have not yet done so.

Please contact and academic advisor for enrollment and class scheduling:

 
Deb Hupcey
Program Advisor
(541) 463-5635
hupceyd@lanecc.edu

Beth Landy
Program Counselor
(541) 463-5295
landyb@lanecc.edu                                                                                                                     

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