Early Childhood Ed.

Program Description

The A.S. in Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is designed to prepare students for work with children in nursery schools, daycare centers, preschool programs, and primary grades (grades PreK-3).


TTU's associate of science degree in Early Childhood Education will help students develop a substantive knowledge base in all areas of children's development. Students will learn general and advanced principles of cognitive, physical, and affective development, as well as practical insights for incorporating developmentally appropriate spiritual training into everyday classroom experiences. TTU offers a unique balance between theory and practice by encouraging active application of classroom principles.


In summary, students capabilities as an educator will be enhanced by the development of knowledge about how and what children learn, practical preparation in instructional strategies, and immediate opportunities for practice.


Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program, student will be able to:

  • Work effectively with diverse populations of children in a variety of settings.
  • Teach young children, drawing from a deep conceptual understanding of how they learn different through domains of knowledge.
  • Create developmentally appropriate experiences for young children that are engaging in the present as well as preparatory for later learning requirements.
  • Work cooperatively with parents, using an understanding of the family as a context for young children's development.
  • Act as a leader in educational settings.


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