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Associate’s Degrees

The Associate degree in early childhood education has an overall goal of preparing graduates for roles in classroom settings working directly with young children as a teachers assistant.

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Bachelor’s Degrees

The bachelor’s degree in early childhood education prepares graduates to teach young children that range in age from two to nine years of age, or from preschool through third grade.

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Master’s Degrees

A master’s degree in early childhood education (ECE) prepares graduates to not only teach at a higher level to children, but also prepares this person for leadership career advancement.

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There are a number of basic career paths you can pursue with a certification in early childhood education, all of which can make a significant contribution to your teaching career longevity.

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Careers in Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education careers cover a range of occupations from childcare workers to administrators to those who
teach others, learn more about some of the most popular teaching careers.

Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten teachers works with young children between the ages of 4 to 6.

Preschool Teacher

Preschools teachers instruct children who are between the ages of 3 to 5.

Special Education Teacher

SE teachers work with students who have a wide range of disabilities and different ages.

Childcare Worker

Childcare workers often work in teams and with children between the ages of 3 to 6.

Elementary School Teacher

Elementary school teachers instruct & teach children ages 5-12 in 1st - 6th grades.

Teachers Assistant

Teacher assistants works with students of all ages under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

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Why Become a Teacher!

Once you know this is the calling for you and you're excited to see your students become more successful, then you know this is the right career path to pursue. Children from the ages of one to five that have a well balanced, high quality education receive long-term developmental and social engagement benefits. The role of an early childhood educator can be very challenging, but also very rewarding. Read some teacher testimonials below.

“As a young girl I always dreamed about becoming a teacher because my teachers were able to make learning so much fun. As I got older, school was not as easy for me but my teachers always took the time to help me understand what was being taught. My teachers fostered within me a desire to learn, challenge myself and explore. I wanted to share that same experience with others.”

Jana Fukada

Curriculum Coach at Mililani Uka Elementary School in Mililani, HI

From Milken Educator Awards

I have always had a passion to better our world, I love learning and sharing those discoveries with others. As I learned to be a better teacher I have naturally taken an innovative approach to fully capture my students' attention

Ben B.


My kindergarten teacher had such a big impact on my early childhood development that I knew at a young age I wanted to be a teacher and help young children find their path in life. So I think I was fortunate to understand my path and calling at a young age. I will always be thankful for the lessons I learned with my kindergarten teacher.

Jennifer S

Bachelor’s Student

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