The Early Childhood Education Associate of Arts degree is a four-semester program designed to prepare students for employment as teachers or aides in early childhood programs, preschools, and Head Start programs. Students will gain background in child development as well as planning and administering early childhood educational programs. The courses will combine lecture activities with observation and participation activities in early childhood settings. The associate’s degree will allow students to enter the workforce or further their education as early childhood professionals.
Notice of background check: All education students are subject to background checks for selected educational coursework involving student contact and future employment as professionals in education and related fields. Student financial aid may be used to cover the cost.
Students must complete all program requirements, including approved electives, with a grade of “C” or better.