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MC offering bachelor’s degree for early childhood education

Midland College now offers a bachelor’s degree for West Texans interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education. Registration to begin classes this fall is now underway.

Midland College provides full scholarships for students enrolled in both the existing Associate of Arts in Teaching program as well as the new Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education program.

For more information and to begin the enrollment process, contact Denise McKown, MC dean of Education & Early Childhood, 432-685-6839 ([email protected]) or the MC Enrollment Navigation office at 432-685-4501, [email protected],

“One of the major parts of our mission at Midland College is to train and educate Permian Basin citizens to meet the workforce demands of our community, and this program definitely fulfills a need in our community for early childhood teachers.” MC President Steve Thomas said in a news release.

The new bachelor’s-level program prepares students to teach pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade. Students graduating with a Midland College bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education will be eligible to take the state teacher certification exam in pre-k through 3rd grade.

“We purposefully designed the curriculum in both the current associate-level degree and the new bachelor’s degree to give college students a unique opportunity in a lab environment at the Midland College Pre-Kindergarten Academy,” Vice President of Instructional Services Dr. Damon Kennedy said in the release.

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