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Early Childhood Education A.A.S.


Learn to teach.

Young children need quality educators and administrators. The two-year Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) program at Nashville State prepares students for jobs in early childhood, and sets them up for continued education if desired.

Build your own program.

Most education employers prefer teachers and administrators with degrees, and they will pay higher for it. The NSCC Early Childhood Education program is designed so that you can build your qualifications one credential at a time with CDA Prep Courses, a Technical Certificate, an Associate of Science in Teaching, and this Associate of Applied Science.

Our mission

The mission of the Early Childhood Education Program (ECED) at Nashville State Community College (NSCC) is to develop knowledgeable, responsive, and innovative professionals who accomplish positive change in the lives of diverse children, families, and communities we serve. See our full conceptual framework here.

The Early Childhood Education A.A.S. has earned the NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.