MC offering bachelor’s diploma for early childhood coaching

Midland School now affords a bachelor’s diploma for West Texans severe about pursuing a occupation in early childhood coaching. Registration to begin classes this fall is now in progress.

Midland School gives full scholarships for school college students enrolled in every the current Affiliate of Arts in Instructing program along with the model new Bachelor of Utilized Science in Early Childhood Coaching program.

For additional information and to begin the enrollment course of, contact Denise McKown, MC dean of Coaching & Early Childhood, 432-685-6839 ([email protected]) or the MC Enrollment Navigation office at 432-685-4501, [email protected]

“One among many principal parts of our mission at Midland School is to educate and educate Permian Basin residents to fulfill the workforce requires of our group, and this program positively fulfills a necessity in our group for early childhood lecturers.” MC President Steve Thomas said in a data launch.

The model new bachelor’s-level program prepares faculty college students to point out pre-kindergarten by way of third grade. Faculty college students graduating with a Midland School bachelor’s diploma in Early Childhood Coaching shall be eligible to take the state teacher certification examination in pre-k by way of third grade.

“We purposefully designed the curriculum in every the current associate-level diploma and the model new bachelor’s diploma to supply school faculty college students a novel different in a lab environment on the Midland School Pre-Kindergarten Academy,” Vice President of Academic Suppliers Dr. Damon Kennedy said inside the launch.

Midland School’s Pre-Kindergarten Academy occurred on account of a $300,000 planning grant and feasibility study carried out by Midland School and the Midland Neutral 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 Enchancment Firm provided modular buildings which is likely to be in the mean time nestled between the Helen Greathouse Children’s Coronary heart and the Bodily Coaching Developing on the MC major campus. The Midland School Pre-Okay Academy moreover serves as a hands-on learning web site for varsity faculty college students enrolled in tutorial purposes.

As a result of success of the Pre-Okay Academy, Midland School has now begun improvement of a eternal building on the MC campus that will not solely enhance the pre-k academy’s functionality from 68 to 288, however moreover current classroom and office home for the college’s rising Coaching Division. The model new Pre-Okay Academy & Coronary heart for Instructing Excellence is scheduled to open in fall 2023 and may enhance the hands-on teaching web site for Midland School’s new Bachelor of Utilized Science program in Early Childhood Coaching. Funding is obtainable by lead presents of $10 million each from Permian Strategic Partnership and Scharbauer Foundation, Inc. Totally different principal donors embody the Abell-Hanger Foundation, The Beal Foundation, Henry Foundation and Warren Charitable Foundation. Folks, households and firms are providing additional financial assist. For a list of current mission donors, go to