dcsimg
 

Teaching Kindergarten with Associate's Degree?

Home > Ask the Guidance Counselor > Teacher > Can You Teach Kindergarten with An Associate's Degree?

Question:
Can you teach kindergarten with an associate's degree?

Answer:
Becoming a kindergarten teacher can be a rewarding experience. As a teacher of young children, you get the pleasure everyday of watching little faces light up when they figure out a problem on their own, read a word outloud for the first time, or make a new friend.

To become kindergarten teacher in a public school you must earn a bachelor's degree in education and a obtain a teaching license. Some private schools across the county are more flexible in their requirements and may hire teachers who have a bachelor's degree in another field and are not yet licensed.

If you are interested in becoming a kindergarten teacher, and want the best chance for employment, I recommend enrolling in a teacher preparation bachelor's degree program to start. These programs generally can be completed in four years. If you have already earned an associate's degree, however, there is good news. You may be able to transfer credit hours, sometimes up to 60 of them, when you begin your bachelor's program. In this case, it may only take you another 2 years to earn a bachelor's degree.

You can find bachelor's degree programs in elementary education at numerous colleges and universities, including online universities. I wish you luck as you search for a teacher education program and begin your career as a kindergarten teacher.

Browse Education and Teaching Programs

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Prefer exploring options talking to our staff?
            Call toll free now: 1.855.330.6938
            Matching School Ads
            5 Program(s) Found
            • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
            • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
            • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            3 Program(s) Found
            • Founded over 60 years ago on the principles of inclusion and social justice.
            • Offers credit for previous life and work experience.
            • Equipped with over 17,000 titles in their library.
            • Has 3 semesters and 6 start dates a year.
            • Located in Pasadena, CA, with instructional sites in Sacramento, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and Visalia as well as online options.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
            Show more [+]
            Good for Working Adults
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            1 Program(s) Found
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
            • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
            • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
            Show more [+]
            Good for Working Adults
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits