Career and Training Options

Position Desired
ECE Teacher Aide or Teacher Assistant
Professional Training Requirements

DCFS: High School Diploma
Oakton ECE Training Options

Basic ECE Certificate
Advanced ECE Certificate
Basic Infant Toddler Certificate
Advanced Infant Toddler Certificate

Position Desired
ECE Teacher
Professional Training Requirements
DCFS: 60 college credit hours with 6 hours in ECE or 30 college credit hours with 6 hours in ECE and 1,560 clock hours of experience working with children in an ECE setting
Oakton ECE Training Options

AAS Degree in ECE

Position Desired
Assistant Public School Teacher
Professional Training Requirements

ISBE: Contact local school district for specific requirements; ranges from 30-60 college credit hours
Oakton ECE Training Options

AAS Degree in ECE
Advanced ECE Certificate
AAS Degree in EDU: Paraprofessional
Paraprofessional Educator Certificate

Position Desired
Family Child Care Provider
Professional Training Requirements

DCFS: High School Diploma
Oakton ECE Training Options

Basic ECE Certificate (recommend ECE 165 or ECE 157)

Position Desired
ECE Program Director
Professional Training Requirements

DCFS: 60 college credit hours of with 18 hours in ECE
Oakton ECE Training Options

AAS Degree in ECE (ECE 273 recommended) or ECE Administration Certificate

*Intended for transfer students