Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Certificate and Early Childhood AAS Degree
are progressive/stackable credentials. Through traditional and on-line instruction, coupled with gaining experience in our Children’s Center, students learn to work effectively with children during their early-development stages.
-The Early Childhood Education Certificate
program provides an educational foundation for understanding children’s development and needs.
-The Early Childhood Education AAS Degree
program provides the classroom and field knowledge and experience to help students understand the various developmental stages of children to prepare them for a career as an early childhood educator.
Child Development Associate (CDA) Skills Certificate
is part of a national effort to increase the credentials for qualified early-childhood educators who work with children from birth to five years of age.
Teacher Education Transfer Options
If you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in education, we have two programs that will enable you to transfer your credits to a four-year institution. Both these programs can save you thousands of dollars in tuition while still keeping you on the right path to earn your bachelor’s degree in an education discipline.
-Teacher Education Transfer Associate Degree
includes specialized courses in teaching that transfer to select universities that offer teacher education bachelor degrees.
- Associate of Arts Degree
can be transferred to a teacher education bachelor’s degree program at a college or university.
Children with disabilities require teachers with unique knowledge and skills to foster their learning. The Special Education program uses both theoretical and practical experience to prepare students for positions in public schools, group homes or supported-living programs through both a Special Needs Para Educator Certificate and Special Needs Para Educator AAS Degree
Alternate Route for Interim Teacher Certification
The Alternate Route for Interim Teacher Certification (ARC)
is an expedited course of study for recent college graduates or those who want to transition from a different career to full-time teaching in an elementary or secondary classroom. With the ARC program, you can be teaching in a classroom following the completion of a semester of intensive academic coursework and a practicum.