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Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood Associate Degree - Online

Kid GroupClarion University of Pennsylvania's online early childhood associate degree program is an excellent way to earn a degree in early childhood education while working full time. The program is designed to prepare early childhood professionals for entry-level positions through construction of knowledge, skills and dispositions related to child development and the importance of early care and education.

It's a fact: To advance as a professional educator, you need a college degree. Clarion's Early Childhood Associate of Science Degree will enhance your skills and boost your marketability in a fast-growing career field.    

Our 60-credit program enables you to earn a degree while working full time, without ever having to come to the Clarion Campus. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to work and advance in educational settings including:

  • Child care centers

  • Head Start centers

  • Child development programs

  • Public education classrooms

  • Early intervention programs 

The Early Childhood Associate of Science Degree also enables you to also pursue a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at Clarion University.

The specific course requirements are described in the Program of Study

Before students can enroll in education classes, they must provide proof they have obtained all necessary requirements. Click here to find out what is required. Click here for directions on how to get your clearances.

To enroll in the program, go to the Clarion University of Pennsylvania Admissions site and click on Apply Online.