Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE)

The associate degree program in early childhood education is designed to maximize your career options in the field of early childhood education. This program will prepare you as an early education and care approved teacher of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in an early childhood center. As a graduate, you will be capable of planning and executing age-appropriate curriculum activities and demonstrating sound child development principles. 

Program Description

The liberal arts focused courses in this program increase individual knowledge and self-concepts, as well as transferability to a four-year college program in such related majors as elementary education, special needs education, child health work, child psychology and human resources. Internship opportunities will assist you in making career choices by providing opportunities to experience a variety of career options involving young children. Becker College partners with a number of child care centers with excellent and diverse child care programs to provide a valuable practicum teaching experience.

Career Opportunities

Popular career options include the following:

  • Private child care provider
  • Preschool teacher’s aide
  • Kindergarten teacher’s aide
  • Head Start teacher
  • Day care center manager

Admissions Requirements

The Center for Accelerated and Professional Studies offers a rolling admission process; applications are accepted throughout the year.

Requirements include:

  • Completed signed application
  • Prior college credit(s) earned > copy of official college transcript(s) required
  • No previous college experience > proof of high school diploma or GED required
  • Assessment testing may be required

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