Online AssociatE Degree in Early Childhood Education




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Students will be able to develop lesson plans for pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.Students will cultivate a thorough understanding of student development. Students will be able to teach children fundamental skills in creative and interesting ways.  

Early Childhood Education - Associates Degree

The Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) has been approved as an online degree program by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This is an ideal program of study for students who wish to prepare for careers in child development, child care, or other early childhood service organizations.  The degree is structured to provide a seamless acquisition of academic requirements for various career levels in occupations related to child care and early childhood education in the public and private sectors.  With the courses online, students are allowed the opportunity to work while obtaining their degree.

Requirements for the degree have been designated in keeping with current research and theory in early childhood education.

Program Objectives

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the AS Degree in Early Childhood Education, students will be able to:

Career Opportunities

Possible career choices for the Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) Associate's Degree:

Salaries vary according to job, education, training, and location.  Benefits may include insurance, retirement plans, and college tuition reimbursement. 

Skills Needed

Persons working in jobs in the early childhood care and education field need to be knowledgeable about how children grow, develop, and learn.  They also need to be aware of how to plan activities to enhance children’s learning.  Persons working in this field need to love the job, like children, have a good handle on stress management, be able to laugh often, and be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Working with children requires creativity, endurance, energy, and enthusiasm.


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