Early Childhood Education
AAS - Associate of Applied Science
This program prepares students to teach and care for young children from birth to age eight with regard for children's social, physical, emotional development, and safety. Graduates are prepared to work in both public and private sectors, and in a variety of educational and child-care settings. Potential employment opportunities include nursery schools, pre-schools, day care businesses, government agencies, private kindergartens, and para-professionals in the public schools.
This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.