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.
You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.
The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You may want to consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.
Students interested in teaching grades K-3 in public school system should pursue an Associate in Arts in Elementary Education, rather than this AAS degree.
For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.