The Associate of Science Childhood Education and Family Studies Emphasis, leads to the Baccalaureate degree in Human Development or Early Childhood Education. Students may petition for adjustments in the Southwestern Associate of Science (AS) degree if course requirements are met for the first two years of any regionally accredited four-year institution offering a degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies, Human or Child Development. Eastern Oregon University distance education degree of Liberal Studies with an Early Childhood Education emphasis articulates with SWOCC's AS degree. The AS degree is articulated with Portland State University through their external degree program.
All coursework specific to childhood education and family studies degrees and certificates is offered online through Southwestern's online platform.
Both the AS with an emphasis in Childhood Education and Family Studies and our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Childhood Education and Family Studies are now accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation program.
For more information contact:
Laurie Potts, Childhood Education Director