Associate of General Studies, Early Childhood Degrees

Northland Pioneer College offers three degrees in Early Childhood education and one in Special Needs Educational Assistant that are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to be a certified professional working with infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten-aged children in a daycare or educational setting.

  • You'll learn infant and toddler development, nutrition, health, and special-needs care and be introduced to subjects such as childhood education.
  • Potential Occupations include: Preschool, Early Childhood Education, Day Care Center Teacher, Child Care Director, Child Care Program Supervisor, Elementary Public School Teacher Aide.
  • For those individuals already employed in the field of early childhood education, these degrees will strengthen and enhance your professional competencies.

NPC has five different Associate of General Studies (AGS) degrees:
  1. The general Associate of General Studies degree
  2. Early Childhood Infant/Toddler AGS degree
  3. Special Needs Educational Assistant AGS degree
  4. Early Childhood Preschool AGS degree
  5. Early Childhood Management AGS degree
Choose the degree that focuses on your career goals!
Not sure? Speak to an academic adviser.

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