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

Associate in Arts in Teacher PreparationA girl with Down syndrome and her teacher are sitting on the floor in their classroom. The teacher is showing the girl how to use an abacus.

The Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation is a specialized transfer degree for students interested in pursuing teacher licensure in elementary, middle, high school, or special education.  Within the degree program, the student will have learning opportunities for the achievement of competence within the general education coursework such as reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical and natural science, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.

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Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation

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The Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation is a specialized transfer degree for students interested in pursuing a teacher licensure in elementary, middle, high school in the STEM related fields.  Within the degree program, the student will have learning opportunities for the achievement of competence within the general education coursework such as reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical and natural science, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. 

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Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education - LicensureA girl with Down syndrome and her teacher are sitting on the floor in their classroom. The teacher is showing the girl how to use an abacus.

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education - Licensure program prepares individuals to work with children from birth through age eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning opportunities to young children. in early childhood settings and earn the general education and early childhood foundational classes to transfer to a high institute to pursue B-K teacher licensure.

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Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education - Non-Licensure

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The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education - Non-Licensure program prepares individuals to work with children from birth through age eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings and earn the general education and early childhood foundational classes to transfer to a high institute to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.

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Contact

Tonia Padrick
Department Chair of Education Programs
(919) 209-2500
tdpadrick@johnstoncc.edu