The Early Childhood Teaching (PreK-Grade 4) program is designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment in the ECE field as well as provide the first 60-63 credits of the bachelor’s degree leading to PreK - Grade 4 Teacher certification. Graduates of this program may seek employment opportunities with Head Start and early childhood programs serving infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-aged children. In addition, graduates may also seek employment as educational assistants or para-educators in public and private schools. Students entering this curriculum may find it necessary to attend the summer sessions to fulfill their degree requirements within two years. College credit may be granted through Tech Prep articulation agreements between RACC and approved secondary schools.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
Prepare early childhood curriculum through a knowledge of child development and learning as well as knowledge of teaching strategies that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Create family and community partnerships.
Organized an effective classroom environment through child observation, documentation, assessment and developmentally effective approaches.
Distinguish qualities of professionalism through application of the NAEYC code of conduct.