The A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education at County College of Morris (CCM) is an excellent starting point for those pursuing a Teacher Certification. Students can transfer to earn a B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or Elementary Education. This foundation prepares students to become P-3 and/or K-6 teachers in public and private sectors. Many students also elect to pursue Special Education Certification upon transfer.
Early Childhood Education is a multidisciplinary field. Candidates develop theoretical and practical knowledge in areas such as child development, humanities, mathematics, technology, social sciences, biological sciences, the arts and multicultural/global perspectives.
CCMâ€™s Early Childhood Programs 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.
- Preschool Teacher
- Kindergarten â€“Grade 6 Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- Childcare Teacher
- Assistant Teacher
- Substitute Teacher
- Before and After Care Teacher
- Head Start/Early Head Start Teacher
Early Childhood Programs have 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
All students in the Early Childhood programs need to complete 300 hours of field experience. This is a requirement for the State of New Jersey Group Teacher approval.
It also is an important opportunity for the student to find permanent employment within their internship.
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