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TPP Program Description

The Early Childhood/Education program prepares students for careers in early care and education, including transfer to a four-year college/university. Our program values and builds upon the diverse work experiences of our students, both aspiring early educators and other professionals working in the field.

In collaboration with our community partners, our program provides students with opportunities to construct their identity as a teacher, by developing knowledge and skills and connecting theory to practice. Through coursework, site observations, fieldwork, mentoring, tutoring and professional development, students build their capacity for reflective practice and global citizenship, in order to serve the unique needs of children, families and communities.

Services Offered

Certificate and degree programs to prepare students to work in Infant- Toddler programs,  Early Childhood, Transitional Kindergarten, Elementary teaching pathway, and Early Intervention Assistant.  

  • Dedicated Education Counselor
  • Career Exploration opportunities
  • Lending Library 
  • Teacher Resource Room ( mentoring, tutoring)
  • Dual Enrollment for High School students
  • Robust Online/ Hybrid course offerings
  •  AD-T in Elementary Teacher Education  - COMING SOON

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