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Early Childhood Education

A certificate in early childhood education prepares and enables graduates to teach children from birth through age 8, and from pre-school through third-grade.  Students interested in teaching children at these ages and grade levels are recommended to pursue an Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education (AAEE).  This degree conveniently transfers as a block to any of Arizona’s state universities as well as private institutions to pursue advance degrees.

As with elementary and secondary certificate seekers, EMCC offers several courses that lay the foundation for the pursuit of this certification. These courses offer field placements that provide students with hands-on experience in early childhood education.

This program is part of the Teacher Education Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks and professional opportunities within their selected field(s) of study.

Transfer Options:

Maricopa Degree Options
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Associate in Arts, Elementary Education (AAEE) Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program
This program has an MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program) option. For more information about the MAPP program and to find additional information, see the MAPP page.