Early Childhood Education - Transfer Associate Degree
Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.
Graduates may transfer to a Bachelor's Degree program in Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Licensure, at 12 local universities to prepare them for careers as teachers in NC public school, pre-K, or kindergarten, lead teachers in NC PreK or Durham PreK, Level 3 child care center directors, or opportunities in non-school settings and agencies. View more on the Birth to Kindergarten University Transfer webpage.
Alternatively, graduates may transfer to Bachelor's Degree, Non-Teaching Licensure, Early Childhood Education, or a related program at 8 local universities to prepare them for careers as Level 3 child care center directors or positions in non-school settings and agencies such as CCSA, DCDEE, and United Way.
The Early Childhood Associate Degree at Durham Tech is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, naeyc.org.
The accreditation term runs from July 2016 through July 2023.
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Uncertain about which pathway is right for you? View the Early Childhood Education Program Decision Chart.