Associate Degrees in Education

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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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
Aug 2020
15 Jul 2020
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
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
18 May 2020
18 May 2020
Campus
Online
 
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, USA

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core c ... +

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 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
08 Sep 2020
01 Jun 2020
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
Apr 2020
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
Online
 
North Central Missouri College
Trenton, USA

Are you on the road to a four-year degree, or do you hope to enter a professional program such as law, engineering, medicine or teaching? If so, North Central Missouri College ... +

Are you on the road to a four-year degree, or do you hope to enter a professional program such as law, engineering, medicine or teaching? If so, North Central Missouri College offers -
Associate Degree
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Northwest College
Powell, USA

The first two years of preparation for a career as an early childhood, elementary, middle school, or secondary teacher can be accomplished at Northwest College. The Education ... +

The first two years of preparation for a career as an early childhood, elementary, middle school, or secondary teacher can be accomplished at Northwest College. The Education Department offers courses which teach the basic principles and theories of teaching and learning. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, USA

The Early Childhood Education program is designed for students who are interested in fulfilling leadership roles in early childhood facilities. The purpose of the program is t ... +

The Early Childhood Education program is designed for students who are interested in fulfilling leadership roles in early childhood facilities. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates to develop, manage and evaluate early childhood programs as well as implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for children from birth through age 8. Students develop skills needed to support culturally, linguistic and ability diverse children and their families. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
Pima Community College
Tucson, USA +6 More

This degree allows students to uniquely design an associate's degree in collaboration with a faculty member, advisor or counselor. Courses may be chosen from a variety of subj ... +

This degree allows students to uniquely design an associate's degree in collaboration with a faculty member, advisor or counselor. Courses may be chosen from a variety of subject areas. Students should meet with an advisor or counselor before beginning this degree... -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
HIWASSEE COLLEGE
Madisonville, USA

A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those w ... +

A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Polk State College
Lakeland, USA +3 More

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education and Management Program allows teacher candidates to earn two Polk State professional certificates and satisfy eligibility ... +

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education and Management Program allows teacher candidates to earn two Polk State professional certificates and satisfy eligibility requirements to apply for two State of Florida credentials. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, USA

The Dale Mabry Campus offers courses in Introduction to Education, Teaching Diverse Populations, and Introduction to Educational Technology. Student's seeking to obtain an Ass ... +

The Dale Mabry Campus offers courses in Introduction to Education, Teaching Diverse Populations, and Introduction to Educational Technology. Student's seeking to obtain an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Education/Teacher Preparation should select electives based on common program prerequisites for the intended upper division major. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
Robinson, USA +3 More

IECC offers excellent transfer programs for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The Associate in Science degree will ease the t ... +

IECC offers excellent transfer programs for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The Associate in Science degree will ease the transition to a science-related baccalaureate degree program. After successful completion, a student can generally transfer with junior status. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with an advisor so that electives are appropriate, transferable, and applicable to the student’s major at the transfer college or university. PROGRAM NOTE: The Illinois Community College Board approved changes to the Associate in Science degree on 9/18/2015 in order to smooth the transfer for STEM students into four-year institutions. -
Associate of Science
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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