Earn Your Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Early Childhood Education and Start A Fulfilling Career Helping Children!

If you’re compassionate and love helping children learn and explore the world around them, you should consider a career in early childhood education. In as little as 20 months you can earn an Associate in Specialized Business degree in Early Childhood Education at a campus convenient to the Reading, Wyomissing, Philadelphia and Sinking Spring areas. BTI’s Early Childhood Education Program can prepare you to start a career as a Teaching Assistant or Child Care Worker. If you want to make a positive difference in the lives of children, BTI’s Early Childhood Education program can help you achieve your goals.

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What Will I Learn During My Teaching Assistant Training Courses?

In our Early Childhood Education program, you’ll learn how to support a teacher in a classroom setting and provide individualized instruction and support to students. By the end of the program, you’ll have the skills to care for and educate infants, toddlers and school-aged children as well as children with special needs. Here are some of the specific topics and skills you’ll learn:

  • Types of early learning programs and how they differ
  • State and federal regulations regarding child care
  • Psychology principles relating to learning, motivation and memory
  • Best practices for caring for and educating children from infancy to age 7
  • Nutrition and health guidelines for young children
  • Assisting students with special needs

At BTI, we’re dedicated to providing hands-on learning experiences. That’s why our Early Childhood Education program provides two opportunities to get practical experience. In the field experience portion of our curriculum, you’ll get the chance to see teachers in action. You’ll observe teachers, their students and even assist in implementing lesson plans.

After the field experience portion of the program is completed, you can begin working in the field with our externship program! With our externship program, you’ll be able to choose an approved site that closely matches your ideal work environment. You can either continue your training to be a teaching assistant by working in a classroom setting such as a kindergarten class, or you can work in a day care center or other similar child care programs. At BTI, we want to make sure you’re training is tailored to your career goals, so an externship coordinator will meet with you to discuss your ideal job position and find a site that is in-line with your career plans.

Career Opportunities in Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare you for a career helping children. With the knowledge and skills you'll receive after earning your Associate in Specialized Business Degree in early childhood education, you'll be prepared to pursue a career in the fields listed below:

  • Teaching Assistant: As a Teaching Assistant, you’ll supervise students and help implement and tailor lesson plans to meet the learning styles of each child. You’ll also provide support to children with special needs. If you love helping children learn, this is the career for you.

Start on the Path to a New Career in Early Childhood Education!

If you’re looking for early childhood education or Teaching Assistant courses in Pennsylvania, look no further than BTI. We understand what employers are looking for, and we provide career-focused education that makes our graduates competitive in the workforce. With our hands-on learning and externship opportunities, you can be sure that you’ll have the skills needed to succeed in your new career.

Speak to an Admissions Representative today at 866.481.9301 to learn how we can help you achieve your career goals or request information online for additional materials on our career training programs, job placement assistance and financial aid options (financial aid is available for those who qualify).


* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Teacher Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/teacher-assistants.htm.