AAS Early Childhood Education

ECE Student in Preschool ClassroomStudents in the Early Childhood Education program have numerous options in terms of pathways for further education and career opportunities.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) prepares students with a strong emphasis in the theories, curriculum goals, developmentally appropriate teaching and guidance strategies necessary to lead an early childhood classroom program or work as a paraprofessional in the public schools.
Early Childhood Education AAS description and degree requirements (PDF). 

Associate of Arts (AAOT) prepares students intending to transfer to four-year programs with the foundational knowledge in early childhood education and preparation in general education requirements that fulfill state requirements for four-year programs. Learn more about Early Childhood Education AAOT (PDF). 

Articulation with SOU Associate of Applied Science Early Childhood Education at Central Oregon Community College Articulated with Early Childhood Development at Southern Oregon University. Learn more about Articulation with SOU.

Both ECE program options can be tailored for full- or part-time students.

Students interested in the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential should contact the Council directly at http://www.cdacouncil.org/ or if you already have your CDA, please click to learn more about how to apply it toward an associate's degree: CDA Information.

For more information contact Amy Howell, program director and associate professor of ECE/Education