Associate of Science Programs in Education

An associate’s degree gives students a general or technical education in a field of study, providing a solid foundation for many careers. Students can pursue this award as a terminal degree or for transfer credits to be applied toward a bachelor’s degree. What is an Associate of Science in Education? The degree is a course of study typically lasting one or two years that provides stude… Read more

An associate’s degree gives students a general or technical education in a field of study, providing a solid foundation for many careers. Students can pursue this award as a terminal degree or for transfer credits to be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

What is an Associate of Science in Education? The degree is a course of study typically lasting one or two years that provides students with a firm grasp of instruction theory. Some programs also offer tracks that are specific to teaching certain subjects, such as language, history or math, or courses that focus on educating students from diverse backgrounds. Students sometimes can specialize in specific age groups, such as early childhood, elementary, secondary and more. Internships may be available as part of some programs.

The associate’s degree typically leads to higher salaries and more career opportunities for graduates when compared with non-graduates, and associate’s degrees or higher may be required by various employers within education.

The cost of an Associate of Science degree can vary quite a bit depending on many factors, including the location of the institution and whether the coursework is delivered in-person or online. Prospective students should reach out directly to schools in order to obtain specific tuition information.

Although becoming a certified teacher at a school typically requires a four-year degree, an associate’s degree can offer a lower-cost means of completing the first two years for students who wish to pursue this career path. Often, graduates can find immediate employment in after-school care programs and early childhood education programs, such as preschool and daycare, as teachers. Those with a keen interest in helping those with behavior or physical limitations may find assistantships within public or private schools.

Applications to Associate of Science degrees typically require secondary school transcripts, and some require admissions test scores. 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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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
 
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
 
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Hawaii Community College
Hilo, USA

This program is designed to provide attitudes, skills, and knowledge for people who work with young children and their families in a variety of early childhood programs.

This program is designed to provide attitudes, skills, and knowledge for people who work with young children and their families in a variety of early childhood programs. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Irvine Valley College
Irvine, USA

The Child Development program is relevant for individuals pursuing various interests and goals, including early childhood education teachers, child development specialists, an ... +

The Child Development program is relevant for individuals pursuing various interests and goals, including early childhood education teachers, child development specialists, and recreation leaders; those interested in professional careers providing services to children and families -- in children's centers, family day-care, recreational programs, special education programs, community agencies, health programs, and child advocacy; and those interested in marketing children's books, toys, magazines, and educational software. Parents and potential parents will also benefit from the program. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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