What You Will Learn

The A.S. Degree in Child and Family Studies at County College of Morris (CCM) is an interdisciplinary option for those curious about teaching but also interested in other related careers. Graduates can transfer to pursue a variety of B.A. Programs such as Education, Childhood Studies, Human Development, Social Work, and Counseling. The Child and Family Studies curriculum provides a strong foundation for those directly entering the workforce as well as students pursuing further education.

The interdisciplinary nature of this degree ensures that candidates develop theoretical and practical knowledge in areas such as child development, family studies, humanities, mathematics, technology, social sciences, biological sciences, the arts, and multicultural/global perspectives.

Why Study Child And Family Studies at CCM?

County College of Morris Early Childhood Program provide outstanding instruction and experiential learning to prepare students for advanced study and child-related careers in a diverse and changing world.

The curriculum is aligned with state and national standards and blends academic and professional preparation in a wide variety of courses. Courses are interactive with small class size, and offer face-to-face, evening, hybrid, and online options.

Career Opportunities

  • Public/Private School Teacher
  • Childcare Teacher
  • Paraprofessional/Aid
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Advocate
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Head Start Family Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Early Intervention Service Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Therapeutic Support Staff
  • Parent Educator
  • Pediatric Medical/Allied Health Specialist

Where You Can Go

The Child and Family Studies Program has excellent
transfer agreements with many four-year colleges.
Students frequently transfer to:

  • Montclair State University
  • William Paterson University
  • Kean University
  • Rutgers University
  • Centenary University
  • Ramapo College
  • Drew University
  • Ramapo University
  • Rider University

Contact Info

Psychology and Education Department
973-328-5631
DeMare Hall Room 300

Dr. Melissa Kasmin
Faculty Special Projects
mkasmin@ccm.edu
973-328-5612