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School of Arts and Sciences

Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education


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Study Early Childhood Education in Downtown Pittsburgh

Designed with the early educator in mind, this early childhood education program is for students who have a passion for early childhood education, but are currently not interested in pursuing a degree that leads to Pennsylvania state certification. 

To earn an Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education from Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh, the completion of 66 for credits is required.

All credits can be used toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education (leading to certification in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade) or all 66 credits can be put toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in instructional studies.

Course Offerings for Early Childhood Education Majors

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the early childhood education program.

Some of the courses include:

  • Family and Community Diversity
  • Child: Conception to 9 years
  • Intro to Teaching Profession
  • Educational Psychology
  • Special Education and Inclusive Practices
  • Working with English Language Learners
  • Methods of Mathematics I
  • Arts and Music in Teaching

For a comprehensive list of courses, see the degree requirements and School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions.

Early Childhood Education Jobs

With an early childhood education degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Child Care Worker
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Au Pair

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