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The Associate in Arts Degree in Education is designed to provide the basic coursework necessary for transfer to an Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4) baccalaureate program at a four-year institution. 

The curriculum planner identifies a recommended course sequence for early childhood majors; however, some courses may be taken in alternative patterns as long as course prerequisites are fulfilled. The state of Pennsylvania has stringent teacher certification guidelines; therefore, the College recommends that all students adhere to the program planner sequence as much as possible.

Since four-year colleges and universities determine which courses are acceptable in transfer, it is essential for all students to contact their chosen transfer institutions to verify course acceptance. Graduates in the associate program can seek employment in the education field as teacher assistants or teacher aides. Successful completion of this program may lead to professional licensure. Licensure may be global, national, or state-specific.

This program meets requirements for the State of Pennsylvania. Requirements for other states may vary.

  • Early Childhood Education

    A student practices a lesson for a peer.

Prepare for Pennsylvania’s stringent teacher certification guidelines then transfer to a four-year institution to complete your degree, saving money and time. 

View the required courses and curriculum semester-by-semester for Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4), A.A.