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Designed with the early educator in mind, our early childhood education 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.

To earn an Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education from Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh, the completion of 66 credits is required.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the early childhood education program. Courses include:

  • Family and Community Diversity
  • Child: Conception to 9 years
  • Intro to Teaching Profession
  • Educational Psychology
  • Special Education and Inclusive Practices
  • Working with English Language Learners
  • Methods of Mathematics I
  • Arts and Music in Teaching

Career Options

With an early childhood education degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Child Care Worker
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Au Pair