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A.A., Child Development
Our A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree curriculum* with a Child Development concentration gives you a strong base of knowledge in English, mathematics, science, and history while also providing key bilingual courses that are designed for students who are interested in professions involving children, giving you the experience of a liberal arts education with the technical skills of a child development associate degree, all within a curriculum that works for traditional and nontraditional students alike.
The major provides the scientific base for understanding development from birth through adolescence. The Child Development concentration is an excellent foundation for continuing your studies, especially if you are a student who is also working full-time, with a Bachelor’s Degree in education and/or human services. By pursuing a child development concentrated degree with a dual language education you can help human development in early childhood.
*The general education core for this degree complies with the guidelines of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)
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Concentration in Child Development FAQ:
A: This 2-year program is comprised of 64 total credit hours that can be taken at your leisure. Making it an ideal choice for those looking for online schools for adults.
A: The Liberal Arts & Sciences Associate Degree – Concentration in Child Development is offered both online and in person.
Our online model is a real-time live stream of the courses, giving the flexibility needed for adult learners and nontraditional students to learn completely online, in person, or a combination of both.
A: The AA in Child Development and the AAS in Early Childhood Development at St. Augustine College cater to different educational and career goals. The Associates Degree in Child Development emphasizes a broad-based liberal arts education with a focus on theoretical knowledge and foundational skills in child development, ideal for students planning to pursue further education or a variety of roles involving children. In contrast, the Associates in Early Childhood Education is tailored towards employment in the early childhood education sector, offering practical, applied learning experiences designed to prepare graduates for direct entry into teaching and childcare positions.
While both programs share a commitment to high-quality education in child development, the AA degree serves as a stepping stone to advanced studies, whereas the AAS equips students with the specific skills and certifications needed for professional practice in early childhood settings.