Dr. Glenda Patton, Professor
Office: (606) 878-4777
Program offered at the Somerset and Laurel Campuses with most courses available online. Some classes offered at other locations. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.
This program offers coursework that will develop or enhance a student’s knowledge as an Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) instructor. Those who successfully complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in IECE can work as lead teacher in federally funded Head Start programs.
Degree graduates can also transfer to public or private universities and complete the IECE Certification program. Students with this certification can teach in public school, preschool, and kindergarten classes, or work as a Developmental Interventionist for the First Steps program in Kentucky.
Courses in the program offer insight into the theories of early childhood education and teach students the practical application of these theories. Students are taught developmentally appropriate practices and learn an understanding of the whole child. IECE graduates are qualified to open their own early childhood education program.
Most courses are available online—learn by term—with the remaining courses taught as hybrids. SCC’s IECE faculty offer courses that challenge and build the student’s skills.
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To learn how to apply, see the Admissions Checklist.
Students enrolled in IECE courses must have the following forms on file and kept current for two years or as long as active in IECE courses.