Online Associate Degrees in Elementary Education
Graduates may either pursue entry-level employment or pursue their teacher licensure by enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program. Associate-level graduates may find employment in public schools, private schools, Montessori schools, private tutoring programs, and charter school districts.
- Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
- Program Length: Two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 15% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for associate-level education degree programs may integrate required general education courses and core elementary education courses. These classes may teach students how to manage a classroom, plan lessons, and evaluate student’s strengths and abilities. Core elementary education course may include the following:
- Introduction to Education
- Introduction to Special Education
- Cultural Values in Education
- Math for Elementary School Teachers
- Relationships in the Classroom
- Behavior Management
- Child Development
Associate-level graduates may explore career opportunities in private schools, public school districts, childcare facilities, charter schools, and Montessori schools. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in elementary education are expected to increase by 15% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Teacher Assistant
- Teacher’s Aide
- Childcare Worker
- Private Tutor
Those who complete an associate degree in elementary education may wish to further their education by transferring in to a four-year baccalaureate degree program. A bachelor’s degree in elementary education may provide students with further curriculum and instruction techniques which may allow for teacher licensure. Employers may require a bachelor’s degree at minimum along with licensure to be eligible for full-time teaching positions.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
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