Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Career Preparation. The degree and certificate programs offered by the OSU-Oklahoma City Early Care & Child Development (ECCD) department prepare students with the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary for professional careers in early care and child development as administrators, master teachers, or family child care providers.

 

Unique Programs. OSU-OKC is Oklahoma’s only institution assigned by the state regents to administer a certificate specific to licensed childcare facility administration. Graduates meet the education component of the Bronze level for the Oklahoma’s Director Credential. Certificate and degree graduates meet criteria for Master Teachers / Family Child Care Provider for two star rated childcare centers and family childcare homes.

 

Convenient Class Schedules for Working Students. Faculty schedule classes keeping in mind the needs of students currently working in full-time positions or living outside the OKC metro area. The early care and child development courses are offered on campus in the evenings, in our state-of-the-art hands-on learning classrooms as well as online and in hybrid format. Most all of the general education classes are available online.

 

Transferability of Earned Degree. The ECCD program prepares students for future personal growth and advancement in education and career development. The excellent early care foundation gained from the Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Early Care Education is part of an agreement that allows the earned AAS degree to be applied directly to a Bachelor’s degree program. Students may apply the earned AAS toward a Bachelor of Science in Family Life Education – Child Development from the University of Central Oklahoma or toward an online BS in Early Intervention – Child Development from Southeastern State University.

 

Scholarships Available. The ECCD department is pleased to partner with the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program funded by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services administered through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Qualifying students receive 70% of tuition/fees paid and 100% of textbooks paid through the Scholars program. For additional information, contact the Scholar Coordinator, Jeff Rosson by email or telephone; rossonj@osuokc.edu (405) 945-9168.

 

Degree Program Nationally Accredited & Recognized

 

NAEYC Accreditation - Early Childhood Higher Education Programs The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Care Education, Administration/Master Teacher options at Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 232-8777. The accreditation term runs from July 2016 through July 2018.

 

As reported to the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, September 2017.

 

Number of Early Care Education AAS Program Graduates

 
Reporting Year - 2016/17
Semester/Year Full-Time Part-Time Total
Fall 2016 0 3 3
Spring 2017 1 13 14
Summer 2017 0 1 1
Totals 1 17 18
 

Number of Early Care Education AAS Program Completers for the Three Most Recent Academic Years

 
Academic Year Number of program completers % of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion) % of program completers who were attending part-time1 (at the time of completion)
2016/17 18 6% 94%
2015/16 15 33% 67%
2014/15 19 21% 79%
 

1Part-time status is defined as taking less than 12 credit hours per semester.

 

Number of Candidates Earning an AAS in Early Care Education Completing ECCD Courses with a “C” or Better

 
Academic Year Outcome Measure Performance Data
2016/17 Candidates who completed their courses with a "C" or better 18 out of 18 graduates
2015/16 Candidates who completed their courses with a "C" or better 15 out of 15 graduates
2014/15 Candidates who completed their courses with a "C" or better 19 out of 19 graduates
 
 

For More Information Contact:

 

Kim Pearsall
Associate Professor, Early Care & Child Development
Department Head
Human Services Division
(405) 945-6798
pkimie@osuokc.edu

 

Petra Hutchison
Associate Professor, Early Care & Child Development
Human Services Division
(405) 945-6786
petra@osuokc.edu

 

Jeff Rosson
Scholar Coordinator, Early Care & Child Development
Human Services Division
(405) 945-9168
rossonj@osuokc.edu

 

Human Services Education Center
3401 W. Reno Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107