Liberal Arts & Sciences: Childhood Education A.A.

Start your career as an educator

The best elementary school teachers are those who take children through a world of discovery and instill a lifelong love of learning. Our Childhood Education program gives graduates an excellent start on becoming a teacher for grades 1 through 6. 

You'll learn about the foundations of education, child psychology, and health and safety awareness. This program sets you up to transfer and complete all the NYS teaching requirements.  

Early Childhood classroom & students
Program Type
Transfer Program,
2 Years

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Where you'll go

Graduates can go on to a four-year program to work towards a bachelor's degree and initial NYS certification in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6, or begin working as a teaching assistant in a private or public school. 

Career Paths

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
SUNY Oswego Childhood Education, B.S.
Lincoln University General Agreement
Johnson C. Smith University General Agreement
Syracuse University Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, B.S.
Dillard University
Medgar Evers College

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