Online Early Childhood Education Associate Degree
Childcare workers are in-demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting that there will be 150,300 new jobs in the field each year over the next decade1. That means there’s no better time than now to take the next steps toward a rewarding career. Through Ashworth College’s online Early Childhood Education Associate Degree, you can build the skills you’ll need to start a successful career as a preschool teacher, daycare teacher, or childcare worker on your own terms.
The Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education is a 60-credit-hour, 4-semester program that provides 24 credit hours of general education plus specialized education in a student’s focus area. It covers theories and techniques for fun and effective learning in courses like curriculum development, guidance and discipline, and creative expression. For students pursuing a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, coursework can be applied toward the formal education requirement.
At Ashworth College, enrollment in the Early Childhood Education Associate Degree program is not dependent upon submission of standardized test scores. A high school diploma or equivalent is the only prerequisite for admission. Upon successful graduation from the program, students who wish to continue to the next degree level will have already completed half of the credit hours required for a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Early Childhood Education Online Associate Degree Curriculum
Through your four-semester online college degree in ECE, you’ll build the skills and knowledge that can help you prepare to take the next steps toward becoming a successful daycare teacher, preschool teacher, or childcare worker while also fulfilling the educational requirements to earn your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Your online ECE classes include:
- Careers in Early Childhood Education
- Curriculum Development
- Early Childhood Literacy
- Principles of Public Speaking
What you get
- 120 hours of professional education to apply to your CDA Credential™
- A combination of textbooks and online lessons
- Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
- Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
- ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
- An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads
Childcare job opportunities
Childcare workers are expected to be in demand over the next decade, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting an 8% increase in jobs in the industry. With 150,300 new jobs expected to be added each year over the next decade, there’s no better time than now to take the first steps toward a rewarding career in early childhood education.
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