Early Childhood & Teacher Education

Kellogg Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education, an Associate of Elementary Education and training for students interested in careers in secondary education. Click through the links below for information about specific Education programming.

KCC provides supportive programming that can help you become a great teacher. We know from experience the work you do as an educator will deeply impact the quality of people’s lives for many years to come.

We are committed to helping you and your future students learn, grow and succeed. We do this by holding to our mission of offering you the best teacher instruction and career preparation available.

Why Teach?

  • Make a difference in people’s lives and help shape their future
  • Impart knowledge about a subject that you are passionate about
  • Improve society through positive role modeling and influence
  • Have a career with many opportunities throughout your life

Education programming at KCC includes the following options, each of which is discussed in greater detail in the college catalog:

  • Associate Degree in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Associate in Elementary Education
  • Transfer options for education to universities (including Secondary Education)
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Training

What is Early Childhood Education?

Early Childhood is the field of study which focuses on children’s growth and development between the ages of birth and 8 years. This is the time when a child’s progress depends upon her or his ability to explore the world and learn new concepts every day. Early Childhood professionals recognize that children have predictable stages of development, learn best through active play and by developing relationships with their peers and the adults around them.

What is Elementary Education?

An elementary school teacher may teach children in preschool through the sixth grade. An elementary teacher helps young children develop social skills and positive learning habits in an enthusiastic and positive environment.

What is Secondary Education?

Secondary school teachers instruct students in middle and high schools. They usually conduct classes in specific academic subjects, such as English and mathematics, or skills, such as accounting and woodworking. They spur students’ imaginations and intellects and prepare them for advanced education and jobs as adults.

Get Started

Contact Academic Advising at 269-965-4124 or the Early Childhood and Teacher Education Office at 269-965-3931, ext. 2109.