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An associate degree can serve many purposes. Many individuals choose to earn this academic degree to help them land a successful job in the workforce or to bridge the gap between academic studies. Most programs can be completed within two years, depending on the institution and field of study. What is an Associate Degree in Education? This program primarily focuses on helping students gain the ski… Read more

An associate degree can serve many purposes. Many individuals choose to earn this academic degree to help them land a successful job in the workforce or to bridge the gap between academic studies. Most programs can be completed within two years, depending on the institution and field of study.

What is an Associate Degree in Education? This program primarily focuses on helping students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to teach various subjects. There are several specialties within the program students can choose to study, including elementary, paraprofessional, and early childhood education. Some of the courses offered may cover pedagogy, curriculum studies, literacy and language, learning-environment management, technology in education, educational psychology and diversity in the classroom. Through the classes, students can learn how to organize lesson plans, manage the classroom and activities, and instruct the children.

Earning an associate's degree can provide many benefits. This degree can give many students a leg up against other potential job candidates, or it can pave the pathway for obtaining a bachelor's or master's degree. Many of the skills learned from an Associate Degree in Education, can also be integrated into the workplace, including time management, organization, interpersonal communications, problem solving, and creative or analytical thinking.

The tuition fees will vary for this program. Costs will depend on the field of study, length of program, and the institution. Interested students should contact the office of admissions directly.

Graduates of the program can find work teaching at a school district, daycare, preschool, church classroom, or other educational institutions. Some of the possible job options include becoming a counselor, preschool teacher, childcare worker, teacher's aide, daycare provider, mentor, or substitute teacher. With continued education, students can find work as a principal, professor, or superintendent.

At most institutions, students who live remotely can take advantage of distance learning modules and online classes. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Medaille College
Buffalo , USA

The A.S. in General Studies and the B.S. in General Studies programs are designed to produce a well-rounded critical thinker with the ability to analyze and synthesize dispara ... +

The A.S. in General Studies and the B.S. in General Studies programs are designed to produce a well-rounded critical thinker with the ability to analyze and synthesize disparate topics, function effectively in workplace teams, and direct his/her actions based on an understanding of ethical behavior and personal responsibility. -
Associate Degrees
Full-time
Part-time
5 semesters
English
Campus
 
San Jose City College
San Jose , USA

San José City College offers an Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Science for Transfer (AST) degree, and various certificates in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Graduat ... +

San José City College offers an Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Science for Transfer (AST) degree, and various certificates in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Graduates of the Associate in Science degree qualify through academic preparation and field experience for work in child centers, pre-schools, daycare facilities, infant and toddler centers, and other programs serving young children. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
West Hills College - Coalinga
Coalinga , USA

In the West Hills College Coalinga education program, you’ll learn how to do the following: work with culturally diverse families; address the needs of children at risk throug ... +

In the West Hills College Coalinga education program, you’ll learn how to do the following: work with culturally diverse families; address the needs of children at risk through early intervention; teach children in state, federal, non-profit or private early childhood education programs; recognize social issues from an economic perspective; and analyze social situations within elementary education including social interactions among diverse populations. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia , USA

The Education curriculum was developed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving ... +

The Education curriculum was developed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving a PA Public School Teacher's Certification. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

This program prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education teaching certifications. Students in this prog ... +

This program prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education teaching certifications. Students in this program take courses in education theory and practice and field observations coupled with the general studies required for a successful transfer. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
4 semesters
English
20 Jan 2021
15 Oct 2020
Campus
 
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City , USA

North Iowa Area Community College considers education to be the foundation of a democratic society. At the core of the educational experience is general education, an ongoing ... +

North Iowa Area Community College considers education to be the foundation of a democratic society. At the core of the educational experience is general education, an ongoing endeavor that engages students in acquiring the knowledge and tools necessary to understand their environment and contribute to their communities. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Alexander College
Burnaby , Canada +1 More

The Associate of Arts Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is de ... +

The Associate of Arts Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Central Wyoming College
Riverton , USA +3 More

In order to develop skills in outdoor education, you'll have to fully immerse yourself in an education that takes you outdoors! You'll be hiking, biking, rafting, climbing and ... +

In order to develop skills in outdoor education, you'll have to fully immerse yourself in an education that takes you outdoors! You'll be hiking, biking, rafting, climbing and skiing Wyoming's expansive terrain, while developing skills you need for a career as a leader in the outdoors. This unique program will have you learning through field-based excursions in the remote wilderness areas in and around the Wyoming Rockies. Wilderness expeditions and outdoor skills courses are combined with natural history and a liberal arts curriculum. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Florida Christian University
Orlando , USA

Our Associate of Science in Education degree program focuses on educational development and behavior. The program explores current education issues and trends in today’s priva ... +

Our Associate of Science in Education degree program focuses on educational development and behavior. The program explores current education issues and trends in today’s private and public school environments and provides practical experience in classroom planning and creating lesson plans. -
Associate Degrees
Full-time
Portuguese (Brazil)
Online
 
Goodwin College
East Hartford , USA

Turn your interest into a career as an early childhood educator. Our associate degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide you with a solid academic foundation ... +

Turn your interest into a career as an early childhood educator. Our associate degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide you with a solid academic foundation and hands-on experience in the field of early childhood education. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Five Towns College
New York , USA

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
Campus
 
Southern Technical College
Fort Myers , USA +1 More

Can you envision a life spent in the classroom, changing lives and molding young minds? If you would like to enter the teaching profession, our Early Childhood Education Assoc ... +

Can you envision a life spent in the classroom, changing lives and molding young minds? If you would like to enter the teaching profession, our Early Childhood Education Associate degree program can help you get started. In this program, you can learn about emergent literacy, documenting observations and planning lessons to meet the needs of children, and you’ll focus on the creation of developmentally appropriate... -
Associate Degree
Full-time
88 weeks
English
Campus
 
San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
San Mateo , USA

The ECE/CD program is designed to meet the lower division education needs of individuals planning a career or currently working with children birth to approximately 8 years of ... +

The ECE/CD program is designed to meet the lower division education needs of individuals planning a career or currently working with children birth to approximately 8 years of age, in early care and education settings outside of a formal elementary grade school setting. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Citrus College
Los Angeles , USA

Early Childhood Education focuses on the teaching and care of young children by providing the theoretical background of child development and developmentally appropriate pract ... +

Early Childhood Education focuses on the teaching and care of young children by providing the theoretical background of child development and developmentally appropriate practices of education of young children. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
 
Southeastern Baptist College
Laurel , USA

In addition to the General Objectives and the Overall A.A. Program Objectives, upon completion of these courses, the student should be able to give evidence of having acquired ... +

In addition to the General Objectives and the Overall A.A. Program Objectives, upon completion of these courses, the student should be able to give evidence of having acquired a reasonable knowledge of historical events in the United States. -
Associate of Arts
2 years
English
Campus
 

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