It has been said that teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. Educators have the important job of laying the groundwork for a generation of young children to grow into successful adults. Earning an associate degree in early childhood education is an important first step for anyone who is looking to pursue a career in this field.
At Post University, our Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education Degree program faculty members draw on their academic credentials and extensive work in the field to prepare an integrated curriculum combining general education and professional studies. Throughout the course of study, students learn to formulate a developmentally-appropriate approach to the education of young children. Students also learn how to better understand children with special needs through the preparation of appropriate program plans, which foster positive self-esteem, the promotion of social skills, and the development of multicultural awareness.
The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education Degree program will prepare you for a career working with young children in an early childhood setting. Students also will apply their knowledge of young children in real-life early childhood education settings by participating in three field experiences.
After completing the associate degree in early childhood education program requirements, those students who anticipate that they may, at a later date, wish to seek teacher certification by completing a baccalaureate degree should follow the Transfer Track. Those more interested in preparing themselves for immediate employment in the field may wish to pursue the Career Track.
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|EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM FAST FACTS|
|STUDENTS IN THIS DEGREE PROGRAM||21|
|AVERAGE CLASS SIZE||12|
|NORMAL PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME||2 years|
|DEGREE PROGRAM COST|
|2-Year Degree Program Tuition and Fees*||$54,900|
|2-Year Room and Board*||$20,860|
|Approximate Program Text Book Cost*||$3,000|
|*This is the cost of the entire degree program using current tuition and room and board rates. Actual program cost will vary depending on the amount of financial aid provided and whether or not students transfer in any credits. For current tuition rates, go to http://www.post.edu/maincampus/tuition.shtml.|
|OCCUPATIONS (This degree will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.)|
|Child Care Workers||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9011.00|
|Preschool Teachers, except Special Education||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2011.00|