Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Development and Education
The Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development and Education is your first step in building a foundation for success in a career in childcare by preparing you to work with children and families in a variety of settings. Our totally online program is designed to meet the needs of diverse students. This degree leads to Associate Licensure in Pre-Kindergarten Education (in Ohio*). Graduates are qualified to teach in licensed childcare and preschool programs, and are eligible for associate pre-kindergarten teacher licensure after passing the Praxis II Pre-K examination. Also, interested students can apply ALL of the coursework toward a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science.
*The Associate of Arts, Early Childhood Education program is approved in Ohio and prepares students to teach in childcare, pre-schools, and pre-k programs within a school district. Should a student wish to teach in a school district’s pre-k program outside of Ohio, additional curriculum may be required to meet the requirements defined by the state Board of Education. Students interested in obtaining a pre-k school district position should contact the state Board of Education prior to enrolling in the program to confirm requirements.