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Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Early Childhood Education, A.C. (Cumberland)


Designed to allow students to explore the field of Early Childhood Education before making a commitment to obtaining the A.A.S degree. All courses offered in the Academic Certificate may be applied to the A.A.S degree in Early Childhood Education.​
Program Goals
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
• Distinguish and apply the well-known and influential educational theories to
• Develop observation skills and apply those skills to a case study
• Develop language and literacy skill in young children
• Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

When you Graduate

Certificate programs provide specific career skills development as well as the
opportunity to test an area of interest, or enhance a degree program. Students who complete a certificate program can continue to obtain a degree.​
Career Opportunities
​Group teacher in a private child care facility or home day care setting.​

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.