Social Science

This career program is designed to prepare students for entry and advancement in the early childhood education profession. The program meets the TECTA (Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance) model which enhances the quality of early care and education of young children. Students can work for an associate of applied science degree or a technical certificate in early childhood education. Graduates of this degree program may also be able to transfer to a four year university and complete the baccalaureate degree in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Hybrid Program

A new hybrid format will guide students to complete the Early Childhood Technical Certificate by attending (face-to face)   classes one Tuesday afternoon or evening a week with online components;  two  practicum classes will be taken in the traditional 15-week format with clinical hours required. This Certificate leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. Students may take up to four courses in the fall and spring, graduate with this certificate and continue with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.  To enroll in the Hybrid Program contact Assistant Early Childhood Instructor, Dr. Penny Duncan, (615) 452-8600 extension 2929, penelope.duncan@volstate.edu or the Social Science Division 615 230-3240.

Contact Us

For more information contact the Social Science and Education office at (615) 230 - 3231.