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Bryan Thomas, Department Chair
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(615) 220-7812

Michelle McEwen, Secretary III
Education and Social Sciences
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Early Childhood Education
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Program
(Degree Checklist)

For students desiring a two-year, non-transfer degree program designed to prepare them to enter the workforce, sustain an existing career, or seek specifically defined career growth opportunities, Motlow offers the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

Early Childhood Education
Embedded Certificate of Credit Program (CDA Preparation)
(Degree Checklist)

The Certificate of Credit Program is intended for students who are seeking a short-term program in a concentrated area to develop or update career skills. However, credits earned in this program are acceptable toward an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education if the student decides to continue. For this purpose, Motlow offers the Early Childhood Education (CDA Preparation) Certificate of Credit. The academic course work and clinical practicums prepare students for the CDA (Child Development Associate) assessment and credentialing. Individuals seeking employment in private child care facilities in the Star Quality Child Care Program or Head Start programs must have the CDA for employment.