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Social & Behavioral Sciences

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education Department (ECED) offers comprehensive training for anyone who enjoys working with young children from birth through age eight. Students can choose between the following career path options:

  • An associate of science degree (A.S.)
  • An associate of applied science degree (A.A.S.)
  • An Early Childhood Technical Certificate - 23 semester hours of early childhood courses that will articulate into the A.A.S.

(The certificate is one of the staff qualifications required by the Tennessee Stars Licensing System)

The goal of the ECED is to equip graduates with skills and competences required to successfully prepare children to develop the numerous skills needed to eventually graduate from high school and beyond.

Classes are held at Chattanooga Center for Education & Human Services located at 7158 Lee Highway.

Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)

The Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) is a statewide program that provides free training and academic tuition support to childcare providers and administrators. The program offers a free 30-hour Orientation with instruction in five areas. For more information please visit Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance.

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