Early Childhood Education Associate in Science
They say if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Take your love of caring for children and turn into a satisfying career by learning the field’s history, philosophical, political and theoretical practices. With this degree, you’ll be ready to support the development of children from newborn to 8 years of age.
- Child Care Center Management Specialization: Technical Certificate
- Early Childhood Education Early Intervention Specialist: Technical Certificate
- Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler Specialization: Technical Certificate
- Early Childhood Education, Preschool Specialization: Technical Certificate
- Elementary Education Pathway: Associate in Arts
- Early Childhood Education Pathway: Associate in Arts
- Exceptional Student Education Pathway: Associate in Arts
Getting Started: Fall Term 2021
June 14: Financial Aid
Aug. 16: Application
Aug. 23: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
- Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
- Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want.
- Seamless transition: Most A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect™ to UCF.*
- Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.
*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.
Your tuition shouldn’t go against your intuition.
Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,131||$6,380||$6,538||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,400||$11,489||$10,300|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$810||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2021-22 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
Early education professionals play a critical role in the growth and development of the children they serve. In this challenging, yet rewarding role, they ensure children enjoy age-appropriate academic programs and quality enrichment in a caring, nurturing and safe learning environment.
Due to state-mandated adjustments in student-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment, employment in this field is expected to grow by 25 percent (faster than average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field and/or transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to a college or university should consult with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all entry requirements for the baccalaureate program of their choice.