Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education provides education and training for persons employed or entering the child care profession who will be working with infants through preschool children. The Associate of Applied Science degree, Technical Certificates, and Certificates of Proficiency are designed for employment purposes, and it should not be assumed that the degree or the courses in these programs can be transferred to another institution. While some institutions do accept some courses in A.A.S. programs, the general rule is that courses in A.A.S. degrees are not accepted in transfer toward bachelor's degrees unless that degree has been articulated with that specific institution. Students to whom transfer is important should get assurances in writing in advance from the institution to which they wish to transfer.

Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Students who complete the Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education will have received training for entry level positions in a childcare setting. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for this degree. All credits earned in the technical certificate apply toward the AAS in Early Childhood Education.

Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood Education

Students who complete the following courses will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency and will be eligible to take the Child Development Associate (C.D.A.) Exam. The C.D.A. exam is a national credential awarded through the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C. for persons who work in the child care field.

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