About this course
The Early Childhood Education Program provides students with a foundation for working with children from birth to age eight in a variety of settings. Our faculty offer one-on-one guidance for course selection, field placements, student teaching and employment. With an increasing focus on quality early education, many organizations are requiring their employees to demonstrate a level of expertise provided by this AA degree.
Our students complete their degree with a culminating student teaching experience giving them an opportunity to teach in a real preschool classroom for a semester. Graduates of the early childhood program go on to be employed in large and small child care centers, open up their own home care centers, work in other school settings, or use coursework as a foundation to continue into elementary education. In addition, our program aligns with state requirements for early childhood teacher certification and large center director qualification.