Early Childhood Education – Birth through Four
Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Birth through Four is designed to prepare students to work in programs serving children ages 0-4 years. Graduates will be prepared for advancement in the Early Childhood career field. The degree offers a career ladder for students earning the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education at NWF State College, which includes the seven state-mandated prerequisite courses. A.S. students will complete an additional 18 hours of General Education classes during their upper division coursework, after admission to the Early Childhood Education program. Students earning an A.A. may also enter this program after completing the state-mandated prerequisite courses. These students will complete technical classes during their upper division coursework after admission to the Early Childhood Education program.
- No certificates are currently available for this program.
Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected due to a continued focus on the importance of early childhood education.
The median annual wage for preschool teachers was $28,790 in May 2016.
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