|Associate of Science
This pre-teacher education program is a two-yar program designed to prepare students to transfer to an accredited four-year teaching program. Students completing the program will develop skills and get the hands-on experience necessary to be accepted into the professional core of courses offered at the university level. Course work will satisfy the general education requirements for the first two years of a bachelor's degree in elementary education, early childhood or special education. Secondary education students should consult with an advisor. Specific requirements leading to a bachelor's degree in deucation differ between the four-year higher education institutions. To tailor a program specific to students needs, meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.
Most elementary education programs now require students to choose an area of emphasis (a minor) to complete a four-year degree. Students planning a major in elementary education can take many content specific courses at USU Eastern, which will fulfill requirements for an area of emphasis. Students should consult with an academic advisor, select an area of emphasis and identify courses, which will transfer and apply toward the requirements of an area of emphasis. Secondary education students must pursue a major and minor in specific content areas. Many of these courses may be taken at USU Eastern and then transferred as articulated with the four-year institutions.
Associate of Applied Science degree - Early Childhood Development
The two year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early childhood Development prepares the student to become a teacher or director of a child care fcility. Attention is given to development of skills in planning and preparing a classroom, effective teaching, and appropriate business and administrative skills needed to become an effective child care administrator.
Certificate of Completion - Early Childhood Development
The Certificate of Completion in Early Childhood Development prepares the student to become a teacher of a child care facility. Skills in planning classroom preparation, and effective teaching are emphasized.