Pearl River Community College

Early Childhood Education Technology

Program Information

Location(s) of Program: Poplarville Campus

Brief Description of Program: The Early Childhood Education Technology program provides preparation for a professional career in Early Childhood Education spanning a variety of career options. This discipline includes classroom instruction, supervised laboratory experiences, and work-based learning experiences. Students will develop competencies that enable them to provide services, teach, and guide young children in various early childhood professions.

Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Pearl River Community College admission requirements

Instructor Contact Information for the Program:

Sonya Tapper
601.
sjordan@prcc.edu

Possible Careers in this Program: This field provides not only opportunities in direct teaching but also room for upward mobility into administrative positions. Jobs are available for students who complete this discipline in public, private, corporate or parochial early childhood education programs, including those in public and private child care centers that serve children of all socioeconomic levels and abilities.

What a student can expect from a career in this field: The field of early childhood is growing steadily. There is a 17.21% increase in occupational demand at the regional level and an 18.64% increase at the state level.

Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: Estimated $14,000-$17,400 (with A.A.S. Degree)

Mission of Program: Our mission is to prepare students for employment in a variety of early education opportunities.