Early Childhood & Education

This pathway is for students who wish to engage in expanding life and workplace skills and/or learning about working with young children in a variety of settings such as day care, pre-school, kindergarten and elementary education.

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Associate Teacher

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Provides the educational coursework that serves as the core curriculum for the early childhood education field and allows the student to work as a teacher in a private early care and education program.

Associate Teacher

Child Development

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Program in child development is designed to prepare students to work with young children in a variety of early care and education settings. Upon completion of the A.S. degree, a student possesses the course work required to work as a teacher in both private and public early care and education settings serving preschool-age children

Child Development

Early Childhood Education

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Majoring in Child Development prepares students for jobs in a variety of early care and education settings as well as in related fields working with children and families.

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Teacher Education

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Prepares students for transfer into a baccalaureate level degree at any of the California State University campuses. The Elementary Teacher Education program prepares students for jobs teaching in the Kin­dergarten through eighth (-8) grades in the public and private education system.

Elementary Teacher Education

Liberal Studies

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Students completing the Liberal Studies associate degree will have the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to successfully transfer into the elementary school teaching programs offered at four-year institutions. In addition, students will obtain a strong foundation for other professions in fields of public services.

Liberal Studies