Early Childhood | Early
Childhood Special Education
Mesabi Range College - RRCC Cohort
RRCC Contact: Stephanie Sather | 218.285.2330
The Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education AAS Degree prepares you for employment in an Early Childhood setting. You will obtain the educational background and practical experience necessary to provide young children (birth to age eight) of varying abilities with developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
You will also explore universal promotion, secondary prevention, and tertiary intervention approaches to educate and care for children with challenging behaviors. Physical space, appropriate routines, and myriad transition and teaching strategies will be practiced. In addition, you will develop several communication strategies that will foster an inclusive, relationship-based approach to interacting effectively with diverse families.
Graduates may find the following career opportunities:
Head start teacher aide/assistant
Early childhood special needs aide/assistant
Early childhood teacher (child care)
Early childhood assistant teacher
Family childcare provider
Graduates wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education can seamlessly transfer to Southwest State University with their convenient online option through an articulation agreement with Mesabi Range College. Some courses in this degree also transfer to UMD’s Unified Early Childhood Studies program.