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Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Learn teaching fundamentals as you lay a foundation for future study.

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Take a more active role in shaping the teaching practices for early childhood education

The online associate degree in early childhood education at Brenau focuses on the knowledge and skills you need to meet the emerging standards for early childhood educators working with children from birth to third grade. When you graduate and enter your career, you’ll play a critical role in preparing children for their long-term academic success and will be involved in helping them form emotional, social and educational skills from an early age.

Brenau’s early childhood education associate degree helps you:

  • Understand the current trends practiced in private and public schools
  • Learn the basics of behavior intervention strategies and child psychology
  • Develop skills that will help you with tutoring and homeschooling
  • Increase potential employment opportunities

Choose Brenau for your early childhood education associate degree

Our number-one priority is providing easy access to quality education so you can improve your life and achieve your career goals. Take advantage of resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and our writing center – all of which serve online students.

Complete flexibility

Coursework for this degree is 100% online to better fit your busy life

Quality education

You’re getting a degree from a university that’s NCATE-accredited

Graduate in 2 years

Each class lasts only seven weeks, getting you to graduation faster


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Get where you want to be in your career with an associate in early childhood education

Potential Careers

  • Preschool teacher
  • Tutor
  • Homeschool teacher

National Average Salary

Preschool Teachers
$29,000
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Job Growth

Preschool Teachers
7%
Projected growth, 2016–2026


The A.A. in education curriculum at Brenau is based on the skills and talents most desired in today’s education community

Core classes for the associate degree in early childhood education (ECE) include:

  • Foundations for Success
  • Art Appreciation
  • Human Biology with lab
  • History of the United States
  • Written Communication
  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits
  • Reading and Research Writing
  • College Algebra
  • Oral Communication
  • Earth Science
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Women’s Literary Studies
  • Problem Solving
  • Developmental Psychology
  • School and Society
  • Introduction to Teacher Education
  • Science Concepts
  • Introduction to Multicultural Education
  • Mathematics Concepts for Teachers
  • Computer Literacy

“I was a little worried about not having face-to-face contact with my instructors, but I feel like I learned just as much as if I had attended an on-campus program.”

— Erica Sempler, ’15