Education Programs

The Education programs at Johnston Community College prepare individuals to work with children from infancy in early childhood centers through high school learning environments.

These programs lead to an associate degree or various diplomas or certificates in the field of education.

Several programs offer opportunities for students to transfer to a senior institution to complete a bachelors degree with teacher licensure (B-K/Birth to Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Middle Grades, High School, and Special Education).

Programs of Study

College Transfer Degrees

Early Childhood Education

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  • Associate of Applied Science Professional
    Associate of Applied Science in
    Early Childhood Education - Licensure
  • Associate of Applied Science in
    Early Childhood Education - Non-Licensure
  • Diploma
  • Certificates

Teacher Preparation

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  • Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation
  • Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation
  • Career and College Promise Pathways
  • Elementary Education Residency Licensure 


Continuing Education

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  • BSAC - Basic School-Age Care Training
  • Teacher Assistant Training
  • Substitute Teacher Training
  • Early Childhood CEU's


Tonia Padrick. M.A. Ed.
Department Chair of Education Programs
(919) 209-2500