The Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in early childhood education provides a strong foundation for further coursework towards a bachelor’s degree. Upon completing their associate’s degree at Esperanza College, students can continue working towards a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. The exact number of credits transferred is determined by each receiving institution, but those who choose to continue at Eastern University can do so without missing a beat: the two years of undergraduate work along with the initial prerequisites of the program will be counted toward the degree without any loss of credits.
Graduates in Early Childhood Education are prepared for further coursework towards a bachelor’s degree within the Education Department at Eastern University. The BS in Early Childhood Education is designed for students who plan to teach grades Pre-K to 4.