Human Service & Education

Early Childhood Education

The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Early Childhood Education offers graduates an opportunity to work in a support capacity and a seemless transfer to the baccalaureate degree at Marshall University.

2 Year Degree

Early Childhood Education A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science 

60 Credit Hours

1 Year Certificate

Assistant Teacher

Certificate of Applied Science

34 Credit Hours


Preschool Teachers

2019 Median Pay
$30,520 per year

Number of Jobs
523,600 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 7%

Much faster than average employment.

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • River Cities Child Development
  • Kiwanis Day Care
  • YMCA Child Care
Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Sarah Dick
Associate Professor - Early Childhood Education, Chair
  • Date of birth - ex. 01/01/1995

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