Early Childhood Education

Program Locations: Columbus Campus, Grand Island Campus, Hastings Campus, Online
Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Human Services and Education

Our Early Childhood Education program will help you develop and refine your teaching skills and learn new techniques through practicum experience while working under the supervision of a teacher in a child care facility or early childhood program. This program allows you to gain the fundamental building blocks you’ll need to transfer to a four-year college or university and earn a teaching degree with an endorsement in early childhood education or the unified early childhood education endorsement, qualifying you to teach children from birth through the third grade, including those with disabilities.

Program Options

Associate of Applied Science



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How long will it take?

Finish in 2 years by completing 15-16 credits a semester for 4 semesters

The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on assessment scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.