Early Childhood Education
ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN APPLIED SCIENCE
YOU can become a teacher or director in early childhood education programs.
All pre-school teachers must have at least an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Get yours at St. Augustine College!
This program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of facilities for young children as a teacher, director, or recreational counselor for early childhood centers, as well as teacher assistant for children at risk.
Our specialized faculty and counselors are highly qualified and have years of practical experience. Most of our staff is bilingual and is committed to assist you in your journey to success at St. Augustine.
This degree requires 60 credit hours, which can be completed within 2.5 years. Salary range is $28,000 to $45,000.
CAREER CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED SCIENCES
The program meets the minimal requirements established by the Illinois Department of Education for early childhood education teachers who have one year's experience in a licensed center.
As the Hispanic community continues to grow, the demand for bilingual (Spanish/English) Early Childhood Education workers is increasing. St. Augustine is one of the largest sources of bilingual graduates with Associate Degrees in this area in the Midwest.