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

Scholarship Opportunities

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, and an important opportunity for the student to find permanent employment within their internship.

Contact Info

Psychology and Education Department
DeMare Hall Room 300

Professor John Williford

Colleen Drum
Department Administrative Assistant