What You Will Learn

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.

Why Study Early Childhood Education at CCM?

CCM’s Early Childhood Programs provide outstanding instruction and experiential learning to prepare students for advanced study and 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

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Kindergarten –Grade 6 Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Childcare Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Paraprofessional/Aid
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Before and After Care Teacher
  • Head Start/Early Head Start Teacher

Where You Can Go

The Early Childhood Program has excellent transfer agreements with many four-year colleges. Students frequently transfer to:

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


All students in the Early Childhood program need to complete 300 hours of field experience. This is a requirement for the State of New Jersey Group Teacher approval, and a lead to permanent employment within the internship hours.

Contact Info

Psychology and Education Department
DeMare Hall Room 300

Professor John Williford

Colleen Drum
Department Administrative Assistant