Degree Description

This program is competency based and focuses on the NAEYC Standards for Associate Degree Programs. Students who have an AAS Early Childhood Education degree are eligible for positions as classroom assistants in Head Start and Great Start School Readiness classrooms, child care center staff, family child care providers; workers in before/after school programs and various other agencies.

A current Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry (CA/NR) clearance form must be obtained from the Michigan Department of Human Services prior to and presented in the first class meeting of all ECE classes. A copy must be on file in the Fine Arts/Social Sciences division office, MMB 2005 and updated annually.

Child Development Association National Credentialing Program

Have you earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition?

If so, you may be eligible to receive articulated credit for the following courses:

Articulated Courses/Credit
Course Number Course Title Credits
ECED-103 Professional Ethics Early Childhood Education 1
ECED-110 Applied Child Development & Family Engagement 3

To receive credit, you must be pursuing an Early Childhood Education certificate or associate degree.
Please provide a copy of your certificate (electronic or printed) to one of the following:

  • Becky Garske, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator
    becky.garske@mcc.edu
  • Mary Cusack, Dean of Fine Arts & Social Sciences
    mary.cusack@mcc.edu
  • Or mail to:
    Mott Community College
    Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division MMB 2005
    Flint, MI 48503

Career Possibilities

Students must earn a minimum of 2.0 in all ECE occupational specialty courses and earn a minimum of 3.0 in ECED 205 Field Work to meet graduation requirements. Students who are planning to transfer to a bachelor program may need to meet higher grade requirements for transferability. Please check the transfer guide for the institution to which you are transferring for more information.

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Degree Pathway

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You can Earn this degree entirely online!

For more information contact: becky.garske@mcc.edu or katie.kiacz@mcc.edu.

Program Requirements

Students must earn a minimum of 2.0 in all ECE occupational specialty courses and earn a minimum of 3.0 in ECED 205 Field Work to meet graduation requirements. Students who are planning to transfer to a bachelor program may need to meet higher grade requirements for transferability. Please check the transfer guide for the institution to which you are transferring for more information.

This program is competency based and focuses on the NAEYC Standards for Associate Degree Programs and requires a total of 335 hours of practicum experience completed in an approved licensed program.

The A.A.S. at Mott Community College is accredited by the Commission on Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington DC 20005. (800) 424-2460 ext. 8007. The accreditation term runs from Spring 2017 to Spring 2024.

For more information about NAEYC's accreditation process, please visit the NAEYC website.

Early Childhood Education Program's Outcome Measures

Please be advised: Students who change their program of study or do not enroll in classes for a full academic year (e.g. - A student registered for Fall does not register for the following Winter, Summer or Fall semesters) will be required to follow the most current catalog and program requirements at the time of changing their program or returning.

Program Expiration/Continuous Enrollment Policy and Related Information