Undergraduate Programs

AA Early Childhood Information

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Students are able to complete an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education by completing a sequence of courses and clinical experiences focused on the birth through grade three children. The A.A. in Early Childhood Education is a degree only program and is not a teacher license program. The majority of the courses contained in the A.A. in Early Childhood Education program transfer into the degree and teacher license programs, B.Ed. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.
Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education program sheet  

National Child Development Associate Credential (C.D.A.)

This national credential is required of teachers in preschool programs by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Two courses, ED 161: Essentials in Early Childhood Education I (4 credits) and ED 162: Essentials in Early Childhood Education II (4 credits) satisfy the academic requirements for the National C.D.A. Credential. These courses are also required for completion of the A.A. in Early Childhood Education Program. One of these courses is offered each semester and either one may be enrolled in first.