Early Childhood Education, Associate of Applied Science

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General Information

The Early Childhood Education Program focuses on children from birth to grade three. Graduates with an A.A.S. or certificates in early childhood education will find employment opportunities in private child care centers and programs throughout the state and county. 


The Early Childhood Education A.A.S. degree program provides the educational background to teach preschool children in private early childhood centers and to direct early childhood centers. The program introduces students to child development theories, current early childhood education issues, the exceptional child, assessment skills, developmentally appropriate curricula and lessons, management and literacy skills.


Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
General Education - English Composition
General Education - Humanities Speech
General Education - Mathematics
  • Complete one mathematics course. MAT-1050 or higher. MAT-1050 is recommended.
General Education - Social Sciences
General Education - Information Technology
Program Electives for AAS
18 Credits At the 2000 Level
  • You must take at least 18 credits of 2000-level courses in order to graduate in this program. Courses listed below count toward that requirement.



Dr. Teresa Bridger, Chair


Marlboro Hall, Room 2011


(301) 546-5250

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Contact Information

Enrollment Services, Bladen Hall Room 125


(301) 546-0864

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