The Fischler College of Education is no longer accepting new applicants for this program.
The youngest students need your full attention. Meet their needs for early learning and become a better early childhood professional by earning an A.A. in Early Childhood Education. New and practicing educators will gain essential skills and knowledge to meet the current standards for advanced degrees in the field of early childhood education.
What you’ll study
Learn to apply best practices in child observation, assessment, and guidance. You'll investigate disabilities, motor development, and other areas of specialization to enhance your teaching and professional practice in childcare. Motivated students may also explore school administration and community involvement.
If you want to do more, consider topical areas such as: exploring child care for children with special needs, conducting observations, record keeping, and fostering emergent language and literacy skills for pre-K students.
How you’ll learn more
The A.A. in Early Childhood Education at NSU’s Fischler College of Education is based on the competencies and guidelines established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Your degree program exposes you to best practices in the field and the newest research available. You'll be fascinated by how quickly the brain grows in this formative period of childhood. You’ll learn to practice your professional expertise with confidence—whether you choose to work in schools or in daycare settings.
Where it can take you
You'll have many choices for employment. Although the degree does not lead to licensure or certification, successful graduates may find jobs at childcare centers, pre-K programs, Head Start programs, or in schools as teachers’ assistants in a classroom setting.