Education & Training Cluster

Career Pathway: Teaching and Training

CTE Program: Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Please Note: The sample Program of Study below reflects minimum requirements. Alternate core courses (including AP, IB, AICE, and Dual Enrollment) may be selected based upon the student’s academic performance. Students should pay close attention to the specifics regarding general graduation requirements and diploma designations based upon the year they began 9th grade. Students are also encouraged to visit MyCareerShines website for detailed information on the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship, as well as access to other career planning tools. Students should always consult with their high school counselor to make sure all graduation requirements are fulfilled and the correct CTE courses are taken to prepare for industry certifications and program completion of the program of study outlined below. Early Childhood Education (including graduation requirements)
PSAV/Technical Center Program(s) Early Childhood Education Childcare Center Operations School–age Certification Training State College Program(s) Early Childhood Education—AS University Program(s) Early Childhood Education—BS School Counseling & Guidance—MS
Students completing this program of study may follow a career pathway in a variety of related occupations, from entry level to professional occupations. For more information on other careers related to this program of study area, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook at and a search. Other career related websites: CareerOneStop and FL Targeted Occupations List. Adoption Services Specialist Childcare Center Director Preschool/Pre–Kindergarten Teacher School Psychologist School–age Care Coordinator Teacher—Elementary Education
Students completing this Program of Study have three opportunities to earn college credit before leaving high school. These college credit earning opportunities include: Advanced Placement courses, Dual Enrollment, and Local and Statewide Articulation Agreements. Dual Enrollment Courses To Consider ENC 1101 ENC 1102 ESC 1000 ARH 1000 MUL 1010 MAC 1105 ECO 2013 PSY 2012 SPC 1016 Please meet with your school counselor before registering for these courses. If you meet the criteria you may be able to earn college credit, gain industry-accepted certification, save time, money, and participate in more challenging coursework. There are specific qualifiers, rules, and regulations to be considered before committing to any of these options. Career Pathways Articulation Agreements—Local Miami-Dade College Statewide Articulation Agreements The State Board of Education has approved a list of Statewide Career and Technical Education Articulation Agreements. This supports the Department’s Next Generation Areas of Focus effort Number 3—“to expand opportunities for postsecondary degrees and certificates.” These agreements are intended to be a minimum guarantee of articulated credit and do not preclude institutions from granting additional credit based on local agreements. Click below to access the statewide agreements.
Work Based Learning N/A Student Organizations N/A
Industry Certification/Technical Skill Assessment Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC)