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Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Science

Learn to excel at caring for and educating young children through this flexible, high-quality program. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university should pursue either the Early Childhood Education pathway or Elementary Education concentration of the Associate of Arts degree. 

Become a teacher’s aide, lead teacher or director of a pre-school center, or open your own home child care center. Degree completion meets the criteria for the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Career Lattice Level E.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in CDA/ECE courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

 Online Option: This program can be completed entirely online

Locations

Desert Vista Campus and Online

Contact Information

Division of Education & Biomedical Programs
Dean: 520.206.5105
Center for Early Childhood Studies: 520.206.5245
Lead Faculty: 520.206.5107

Program Information

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Semester Pathways

Careers

Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Kindergarten teachers $40,025
Preschool teachers $28,070

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor.


Conditional Program/Major Codes: AASECS/9ECS

www.pima.edu/early-childhood-aas

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