Learn teaching fundamentals while studying 100% online.
The online associate degree in elementary education at Brenau (formerly known as early childhood education) focuses on the knowledge and skills you need to meet the emerging standards for early childhood educators working with children from birth to fifth 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 elementary education associate degree helps you:
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.
Coursework for this degree is 100% online to better fit your busy life
You’re getting a degree from a university that’s CAEP-accredited
Most classes last only seven weeks, getting you to graduation faster
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While there are career opportunities in elementary education for those with an associate degree, those opportunities increase greatly with a bachelor’s degree. Brenau’s elementary education associate degree program provides you with foundational knowledge and skills, which you can apply right away in your career and expand upon by pursuing your bachelor’s.
Core classes for the associate degree in elementary education include:
In addition to federal or state financial aid, Georgia residents enrolled in this program may be eligible for the Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship, as well as the TEACH Grant, which gives financial aid to students in return for an agreement to teach in a high-need school.
“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