Inspire Young Minds

Do you enjoy lighting the spark of learning? Mid’s Early Childhood Education Pathways prepare you to work in a variety of educational settings. Our career-ready options allow you to develop required skills through hands-on learning, and ladder credits and skills from the 100% online training credential to an associate degree. Interested in an advanced degree? Our transfer-focused pathway is 100% online and is built to transfer 60 credits directly into Central Michigan University’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Development & Learning Program.

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Transfer-Friendly to Michigan Colleges & Universities

Mid credits go with you because we participate in many transfer agreements that ensure our courses count at colleges and universities across the state and country. Our team can help you select the courses that best fit your goals—saving you time and money. No matter where your path leads, Mid can be a part of your journey.

Starting at Mid and transferring to a four-year school can save you, on average, over $16,000 off the cost of your bachelor’s degree.*

You’re worried that Mid credits won’t transfer. We get it, this is a big concern. The good news? You don’t need to worry! By starting with your end goal in mind, we customize a transfer-focused pathway that works for you and your intended destination college or university.

Preparing for a career after you graduate? That’s great! Mid students often complete internships and earn industry-recognized certifications that prepare them for real-world work.

And along the way, you’ll receive personalized advice from your Mid Mentor and support from teams across the College who are committed to your success.

Career-Ready Pathways

Mid’s Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Pathway allows you to develop required skills through hands-on learning, as you gain a broad knowledge of general education topics and skills. You'll gain 200+ hours of real-world work experience in early education settings both on and off campus.

The Early Childhood Education Training Credential Pathway allows you to develop targeted ECE skills, and the credential can be completed in just two semesters so you can enter the workforce fast. Plus, after you've earned your ECE Training Credential, you can ladder those credits into our Associate Degree Pathway—saving you time and money as you continue your education.

Transfer-Focused Pathways

Mid’s Early Childhood EducationTransfer Pathway is 100% online and prepares you to succeed in the pursuit of an advanced degree. This pathway is built to transfer directly into Central Michigan University’s Early Childhood Development & Learning Program in the Birth to Kindergarten band, which is 100% online, and in the Pre-K to Grade Three band, which requires online and face-to-face courses. CMU's program allows you to teach in non-elementary school settings such as child care centers, head start programs, preschools, etc.

Students often work in careers like

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Daycare Director
  • Childcare Director
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Education Coordinator
  • Preschool Director
  • Program Coordinator

Early Childhood Education can also provide the foundation for careers in other fields. These and other careers often require additional education or training, sometimes beyond an associate or bachelor’s degree.

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Save $ Starting at Mid can save you over $16,000 off the cost of a bachelor’s degree.

Succeed Mid Mentors provide personalized support throughout your journey at Mid.

Mid’s faculty come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing real-world experiences into the classroom. This means that you learn from more than textbooks. And we carefully tailor teaching strategies to ensure you are ready to succeed.

Our personalized approach to success ensures that you're not just a number. Our instructors learn your name, because our class sizes are small, and your Mid Mentor serves as your single-point-of-contact from application to graduation. We succeed when you succeed, so our investment in your success is personal.

Mid's associate degree pathways allow you to gain a solid foundation of skills in the field, alongside general education credits that promote broad knowledge and deep understanding. Our training credential and certificate options provide necessary skills for entry-level positions, and often ladder credits into associate degree pathways—saving you time and money if you choose to advance your skills.

Mid offers a wide range of courses through several delivery methods. From on-campus to online and options that let you choose how to attend each course session, you can attend in ways that match your learning style and busy schedule.

The Michigan Transfer Network allows you to view transfer course equivalencies between many colleges and universities in Michigan. If you would like to go back to school, transfer to another college or university in Michigan, or simply see how courses at Mid would transfer to another school, this site is for you!

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