Early Childhood Education (AAS)
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare individuals to work within the field of early childhood education (ECE), focusing on programs serving children birth through 8 years of age. The courses are based on current ECE theory and practice, are offered in a variety of formats, and are scheduled to accommodate those who are already working in the ECE field.
If you are interested in teaching grades K-3 in public school system you should pursue an Associate in Arts in Elementary Education, rather than this AAS degree.
You must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.
You must complete two (2) semesters of Early Childhood Internship (EEDO260 or EED261).
If you are transferring to a state university, you should select general education requirement courses with designation values.
For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.
Apply for graduation when enrolling for your final semester.