Designed with the early educator in mind, this program is for students who have a passion for early childhood education, but are currently not interested in pursuing a degree that leads to Pennsylvania state certification.
This associate degree program requires 66 for credits for completion. Of the 66 credits required, 63 credits can be used toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in education (leading to certification in Pre-K through 4th grade) or all 66 credits can be put toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in instructional studies.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the early childhood education program include:
- Family and Community Diversity
- Child: Conception to 9 years
- Educational Psychology
- Special Education and Inclusive Practices
- Working with English Language Learners
- Arts and Music in Teaching
With a degree in early childhood education, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:
- Child Care Worker
- Preschool Teacher
- Kindergarten Assistant
- Au Pair