What Can I Do With A Major In Prekindergarten Education?

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The Prekindergarten Associate degree prepares you to care for and educate children birth through five years of age. Many graduates are employed in public and private care centers, preschools, and Head Start facilities, both as teachers and administrators. Successful completion of the Prekindergarten Program meets the Ohio Department of Education requirements for the Initial Five-Year Professional Licensure in Prekindergarten Education. This program is offered fully online.

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Oral/written communication with colleagues and families
  • Teamwork/collaboration with colleagues and families
  • Leadership skills
  • Professionalism and strong work ethic

 Local Job Statistics:

According to Bureau for Labor Statistics, there will be a 5.8 percent projected increase of preschool teachers in the State of Ohio by 2022. According to Ohio Labor Market Information, preschool teachers’ salary is an average $11 per hour, and preschool administrators can earn approximately $17 per hour.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Teacher at a child care center or preschool program
  • Director of a child care center or preschool program
  • Head Start teacher Early Head Start home visitor
  • Open your own child care or preschool program
  • Assistant teacher in a variety of public and private school programs
  • Non-profit agencies with education programs