MC providing bachelor’s diploma for early childhood training

Midland School now gives a bachelor’s diploma for West Texans taken with pursuing a profession in early childhood training. Registration to start lessons this fall is now underway.

Midland School offers full scholarships for college students enrolled in each the prevailing Affiliate of Arts in Instructing program in addition to the brand new Bachelor of Utilized Science in Early Childhood Training program.

For extra info and to start the enrollment course of, contact Denise McKown, MC dean of Training & Early Childhood, 432-685-6839 ([email protected]) or the MC Enrollment Navigation workplace at 432-685-4501, [email protected], www.midland.edu/enroll

“One of many main elements of our mission at Midland School is to coach and educate Permian Basin residents to satisfy the workforce calls for of our group, and this program positively fulfills a necessity in our group for early childhood lecturers.” MC President Steve Thomas mentioned in a information launch.

The brand new bachelor’s-level program prepares college students to show pre-kindergarten by means of third grade. College students graduating with a Midland School bachelor’s diploma in Early Childhood Training will likely be eligible to take the state trainer certification examination in pre-k by means of third grade.

“We purposefully designed the curriculum in each the present associate-level diploma and the brand new bachelor’s diploma to present faculty college students a novel alternative in a lab atmosphere on the Midland School Pre-Kindergarten Academy,” Vice President of Educational Companies Dr. Damon Kennedy mentioned within the launch.

Midland School’s Pre-Kindergarten Academy happened because of a $300,000 planning grant and feasibility research performed by Midland School and the Midland Impartial Faculty District (MISD). The Academy welcomed its first group of sixty-eight 3- and 4-year-olds on Aug. 14, 2019. Funding by the Midland Growth Company offered modular buildings which can be presently nestled between the Helen Greathouse Kids’s Heart and the Bodily Training Constructing on the MC most important campus. The Midland School Pre-Ok Academy additionally serves as a hands-on studying web site for school college students enrolled in academic applications.

Due to the success of the Pre-Ok Academy, Midland School has now begun building of a everlasting construction on the MC campus that won’t solely enhance the pre-k academy’s capability from 68 to 288, but in addition present classroom and workplace area for the school’s rising Training Division. The brand new Pre-Ok Academy & Heart for Instructing Excellence is scheduled to open in fall 2023 and can develop the hands-on coaching web site for Midland School’s new Bachelor of Utilized Science program in Early Childhood Training. Funding is offered by lead presents of $10 million every from Permian Strategic Partnership and Scharbauer Basis, Inc. Different main donors embrace Abell-Hanger Basis, The Beal Basis, Henry Basis and Warren Charitable Basis. People, households and companies are offering extra monetary help. For an inventory of present challenge donors, go to www.midland.edu/groundbreaking