The Division of Education offers the Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. The curriculum is
developed from the goals and the mission of Rust College. Students follow college procedures for admission to the associate degree program, either through regular admissions or through the Evening Program.
Upon admission students are assigned an advisor and are provided a degree plan to follow in order to meet curriculum requirements. Courses may be offered at locations convenient for the participants, either on-campus or at centralized locations. Courses may also be offered in time periods that provide for the optimum level of learning, including evening, night, and weekend schedules. Objectives for the program are:
· To provide entry-level education for personnel who are working with pre-school children and
· To provide an educational foundation for childcare workers who may proceed with the bachelor's degree.
REQUIRED PROGRAM FOR A.S. IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation 73.00
All courses offered in the Associate of Science degree can be transferred to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Care Management at Rust College. Upon completion of the testing requirements, at the end of the freshman year, courses may also be applied to the Elementary Education program.