Early Childhood Education A.S. General Transfer

Early Childhood Education A.S. General Transfer

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.

What is a TTP?

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. The Tennessee Transfer Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A student who completes all the courses listed on a particular Transfer Pathway will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Chattanooga State. When the student transfers to a Tennessee public university, the transcript will certify that the pathway has been followed. The student is guaranteed that all the community college courses taken will be accepted at the university and the courses will count toward completion of the particular major. If a community college student transfers to another Tennessee community college, he or she is guaranteed that all courses transfer.

Visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathways website to view the  for this program.