Instructional Coordinator for Education Programs
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Senior Administrative AssistantMs. Jody Walton
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Early Childhood Education, AS
Are You Interested in Working With Children Ages Birth to Five Years of Age?
If you are interested in working with children ages birth to five years of age, consider the Early Childhood Education AS degree. You will learn about growth and development, the learning environment, communication, and legal and professional responsibilities in early childcare. This degree prepares you to assume major caregiving, education and/or managerial responsibilities.
Gulf Coast State College’s Early Childhood Education AS Degree helps you gain practical experience by observing real, working classrooms, and gaining genuine work experience. Courses are offered in hybrid format, with most course work completed online and three face-to-face sessions per class.
The Florida Childcare Professional Credential (FCCPC) courses are embedded in the Early Childhood Education AS degree.
Early Childhood Education Program Course Requirements
American National Government or United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog
What can you do with a Early Childhood Education AS Degree?
In this field, people find careers as:
Child Development Center Teacher or Manager
Preschool or Infant Teacher
Early Intervention Associate
Child Development Center Curriculum Coordinator
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
University of South Florida
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
Florida International University
Meet Maggie Heldreth, Preschool Director"I have always enjoyed taking classes. The more you can learn about children, the better you can interact with them. The Early Childhood Education instructors bring everything to your level, making it personal. They not only teach what the program requires, but bring real-world applications and gave me the desire to learn more." – Early Childhood Education – AS Graduate
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