What Is Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education?
In the IECE program you will gain an understanding of the cognitive, physical, and social and emotional development of children from birth through age five. Topics of discussion include growth and development, health, safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement.
What are my career choices?
Employment opportunities for persons with a CDA credential or an AAS degree are available in public and private preschools, Early Start, Head Start, early intervention programs, and corporate-sponsored child care facilities.
|Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Kentucky Child Care Provider||$19,656|
|Child Care Assistant||$19,656|
|Early Childhood Administrator||$40,226|
|School Age Child Care||$19,656|
|Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education||$40,226|
|Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Studies||$19,656|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (66-67 credit hours)
- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (48-51 credit hours)
- Child Care Assistant (9 credit hours)
- Early Childhood Administrator (12 credit hours)
- Kentucky Child Care Provider (3 credit hours)
- (List of certificates available HERE)
For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.
|Kentucky Child Care Provider: 3 Total credit hours|
|Child Care Assistant: 9 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Early Childhood Administrator: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|School Age Child Care: 15 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Studies: 63 - 67 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education: 63 - 67 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission requirements.
The Early Childhood Development Scholarship is available for students who meet certain eligibility requirements. This scholarship is a non-repayable tuition scholarship, and is only available to students in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program. More information
Length of Program
The program can be completed in two years if you take 15 to 18 credit hours per semester. General education classes should be taken along with curriculum classes.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.