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Early Care and Education

Associate in Applied Science Degree (FP, FV, M)

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Care and Education is a 65-credit-hour program of study with a concentration of course work in early education, child development and family studies. Students who complete the AAS degree can find employment as teachers or directors in early childhood settings including preschool programs and day care centers, or as instructional aides in elementary schools, or as parent educators in the Missouri Parents as Teachers program.

The AAS program requires, in addition to 65 credits of college coursework, 450 hours of practice teaching (ECE 105, 203, 206), preferably under the supervision of a master teacher in a licensed or accredited setting.

Early Care and Education is an option of the Early Care and Education program. More information is available at Early Care and Education.