Early Childhood Education

Transfer Pathway

Students seeking to transfer to a university must enroll in one of the specialty transfer tracks below:

The AAS licensure transfer track is designed for students who wish to transfer to a participating institution of the University of North Carolina System upon graduation to pursue a baccalaureate (bachelor) degree in an early childhood education program for the purposes of obtaining teacher licensure in the area of Birth through Kindergarten.

The AAS non-licensure transfer track is designed for students who wish to transfer to a participating institution of the University of North Carolina System upon graduation to pursue a baccalaureate (bachelor) degree in a non-licensure/non-teaching early childhood education-related degree program.

Note: The Early Childhood Articulation Agreement licensure and non-licensure options apply to all community college students who enter into applied associate degree in Early Childhood Education programs after the effective date of the agreement (Fall 2018) and who successfully complete an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Early Childhood Education prior to transfer.

Non-transfer Pathway

Students who do not wish to transfer to a four-year university, do not need to choose a specialty.

The AAS non-transfer track is designed for students who would like to directly enter the workforce upon graduation and do not want to pursue a baccalaureate (bachelor) degree.

The following certificates are also offered: Early Childhood Education—Administration (16 semester hours) Early Childhood Education-Infant & Toddler—CCP pathway (16 semester hours)

Click here to view all program completion guides for Early childhood Education