Pursue a Pathway to a Career in Education!

Blue Ridge CTC offers associate degree programs in education and early childhood education careers. Each program is designed to provide best practices and skills necessary to be prepared for real-world teaching or early childhood education.

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Become

An Educator

By selecting from an Associate of Science in Education, an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, or an Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Development.

1,422,300

New Jobs

Projected for teacher assistants and similar occupations between 2020-30.

9%

Job Growth

Projected for teacher assistants and similar occupations by 2030.

Established

Transfer Agreements

Provide a seamless pathway for students pursuing a career as a K-12 educator.

  • BLS predicts a 9% growth in teacher assistant job vacancies.
  • BLS predicts 1,422,300 new jobs for teacher assistants between 2020-30.

Build a Promising Career by Pursuing a Career in Education!

Begin a career in the education or early childhood field with an associate degree. Our programs:

  • Promote real-time workforce skills.
  • Include best practices, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that translate across the education industry.
  • Build a solid base for transfer to 4-year colleges or universities..
  • Prepare students for careers as early childhood educators and K-12 educators.

Associate Degree in Education - Select Your Major!

When students pursue an Associate degree in Education or Early Childhood Careers at Blue Ridge CTC, they experience industry-focused instruction, exposure to modern business use cases, and elective options to optimize their degree.

Start a Successful Journey with Endless Career Options!

Apart from academics, Blue Ridge CTC helps match students with the best career choices by providing job search and placement assistance. With an associate degree in Education or Early Childhood occupations, students pave their way to career options including:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Childcare Worker
  • Child Development Specialist
  • K-12 Educator
  • And more!

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Why Choose Blue Ridge CTC?

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides access to a range of affordable, flexible two-year Associate degrees in Education and Early Childhood professions. Our programs provide high-quality instruction and career assistance that meets every career goal!

Have Questions? Talk With an Admissions Counselor Today!

Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic career.


Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about pursuing a Blue Ridge CTC associate degree in Education or Early Childhood Education? We can help!

Blue Ridge CTC associate degrees cost less than a bachelor’s degree and take about two years, full-time to complete. Our program helps develop marketable skills to gain employment opportunities or plan for further education through transfer.
Our course requires 60 - 65 credit hours and approximately two years, full-time to complete.
Blue Ridge CTC offers three programs in education fields: Associate of Science in Education, Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Specialist, and Occupational Development: Child Development Specialist.
Admission requirements for Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Education or Early Childhood Education include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application.

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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