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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

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The Associate of Arts(AA) in Early Childhood Education is a minimum 90 graded credit hour degree. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towardsthe AA, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the major. All courses counting toward the AA must be graded courses. Online only program

The AA in Early Childhood Education is valuable for those seeking employment as educational assistants in K-12 education or for those working in early childhood settings. It is also useful for those wishing to enter into social services types of employment.

The AA guides both the freshman and sophomore years. An added benefit is that all courses listed for the AA in Education apply toward a bachelor’s degree in the Multidisciplinary Studies and support the student in advancing toward an elementary teacher preparation program.

General Education Core Courses: 60 credits

Aesthetics and Humanities

At least 6 credits in two different disciplines is needed 

Artistic Process and Creation

At least 6 credits in two different disciplines is needed 

Natural, Mathematical and Information Sciences

Social Sciences


Any remaining General Education credits needed to get to 60 credits can be taken from the following Gatway courses:

Elective Courses: 9-11 credits

Elective courses can be taken to help students reach 90 credits for the degree (contact your advisor for assistance with elective courses)

Total credits required for AA: 90

Last EPCC update - November 2022

Previous AA option was the Associate of Arts in Education Checksheet

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