Early Childhood Education

AAS-T in Early Childhood Education
This is a dual-purpose degree that is intended to prepare students for employment in Early Childhood Education programs such as Head Start, childcare or preschool settings, and for transfer to specific baccalaureate degree programs. These include: Evergreen State College, University of Phoenix (BSM), Seattle Pacific University (Professional Studies Degree), and Washington State University (Human Development). It is strongly recommended that students contact the baccalaureate granting institution early in their Associate in Applied Science-T in Early Childhood Education about additional requirements and procedures for admission. Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0. Please note that higher GPA's and course grades are often required.

Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Early Childhood Education
This technical degree prepares the student for immediate careers as early childhood educators, paraeducators, preschool teachers, and child care professionals. It can be utilized by individuals planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation or for the individual who is interested in improving current skills and knowledge.

State Early Childhood Education Certificate
This one-year certificate is part of a Early Childhood Education statewide credential career lattice for Early Care and Education professionals.

State Initial Early Childhood Education Certificate
The Early Childhood Education Initial Certificate is a state wide credential for early care and education professionals.

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization-Administration
This short certificate of specialization is part of a Early Childhood Education statewide credential career lattice for Early Care and Education professionals.

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization-Family Child Care
This short certificate of specialization is part of a Early Childhood Education statewide credential career lattice for Early Care and Education professionals.

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization-General
This short certificate of specialization is part of a Early Childhood Education statewide credential career lattice for Early Care and Education professionals.

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization-Infants and Toddlers
This short certificate of specialization is part of a Early Childhood Education statewide credential career lattice for Early Care and Education professionals.

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization-School Age Care
This short certificate of specialization is part of a Early Childhood Education statewide credential career lattice for Early Care and Education professionals.