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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education (ece)


Associate in Science

66 credits

Satisfies MassTransfer Block

Required courses

The degree

Provides a strong background in early childhood education and liberal arts. The curriculum integrates coursework with direct experience in a variety of early childhood settings.

Your next step

Work as a professional with Lead Teacher Certification from the Department of Early Education and Care in various early childhood settings or transfer to a Baccalaureate program as preparation to teach in preschools and elementary schools.


More info

Please note that transfer to many four year colleges and universities will require the completion of four semesters of World Languages. Four sequential semesters of World Language classes from GCC will fulfill any UMass-Amherst language requirement.

Learn more

Program coordinator

Kate Finnegan, Office: E118A, (413) 775-1125,

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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