Degrees & Credentials

Certificate — Early Childhood Education Careers

This 18-credit certificate prepares graduates to provide family child care, work as an aide in a center-based child care program or advance to an AAS or AS. For more information about this credential, go to the Certificate in Child Development Careers page.

AAS — Early Childhood Education Careers

This 60-credit Associate of Applied Science degree prepares graduates to become assistant teachers in a center-based setting such as a child care center, early childhood family education program or Head Start. With additional experience hours, graduates meet qualifications to work as center-based child care teachers, child care resource and referral agents or food program representatives. For more information about this credential, go to the AAS in Child Development Careers page.

AS — Early Childhood Education

This 60-credit Associate of Science degree prepares graduates to transfer to a four-year college or university for a non-teaching degree in early childhood or an education degree in early childhood, which is required for licensure to teach from birth through third grade. For more information about this credential, go to the AS in Child Development page.