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Early Childhood Education-Occupational Program

Certification and Licensing Requirements

The Early Childhood Education program meets the certification requirements for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Child Care Administration. Learn more below.

Transfer Agreements

The Early Childhood Education program at Wor-Wic Community College is a 2+2+2 Tech Prep program. Early Childhood Education courses taken in the junior and senior years at Parkside High School (the first "2" of the 2+2+2) can earn college credit at Wor-Wic Community College.

The Early Childhood Education associate's degree program at Wor-Wic Community College (the second "2" of the 2+2+2) transfers to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore through an articulated transfer agreement. A bachelor's degree in Child Development can then be earned through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (the third "2" of the 2+2+2). These articulation agreements allow for ease of transfer from high school to community college to a four-year college.

You may review the articulation agreements below.

PRAXIS Core

The Praxis Core examExternal Link is the standard reading, writing, and math test that all preparing teachers must take in order to enter into the professional development level of their training. The professional development level of teacher education programs takes place during the junior and senior years and is designed to provide future teachers with the core skills of their major (early childhood, elementary, or secondary education) and supporting skills needed for classroom management, lesson planning and instruction, and assessment and evaluation. In order to gain access to this level, the student must pass the Praxis Core exams with individual scores of 156 in reading, 162 in writing and 150 in mathematics.

To assist in preparing for the PRAXIS Core exams, students may access practice questions from the Testing and Education Reference Center siteExternal Link available on our Research Database list.

Education Transfer Programs

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Early Childhood Education Transfer Program

Pre-K to Grade 3

The Teacher Education - Early Childhood Education associate of arts degree in teaching (A.A.T.) program at Wor-Wic Community College transfers to Salisbury University through an articulated transfer agreement. A bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education can then be earned through Salisbury University. This articulation agreement allows for ease of transfer from the Wor-Wic Community College to Salisbury University without the loss of time or credit. You may review the articulation agreement between Wor-Wic Community College and Salisbury UniversityAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon.

Students completing this degree must achieve a 2.75 grade point average in the required courses and pass PRAXIS I. Open our GPA Evaluation spreadsheetMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet icon which will assist in calculating the Early Childhood Education A.A.T. GPA in the required courses.

Elementary Education Transfer Program

Grades 1–6, including middle school

The Teacher Education - Elementary Education associate of arts degree in teaching (A.A.T.) program at Wor-Wic Community College transfers to Salisbury University through an articulated transfer agreement. A bachelor's degree in Elementary Education can then be earned through Salisbury University. This articulation agreement allows for ease of transfer from the Wor-Wic Community College to Salisbury University without the loss of time or credit. You may review the articulation agreement between Wor-Wic Community College and Salisbury UniversityAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon.

Students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Special Education should review this articulation agreement between Wor-Wic Community College and the University of Maryland Eastern ShoreAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon.

Students completing this degree must achieve a 2.75 grade point average in the required courses and pass PRAXIS I. Open our GPA Evaluation spreadsheetMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet icon which will assist in calculating the Elementary A.A.T. GPA in the required courses.

Secondary Education Transfer Program

Grades 7–12

The Teacher Education - Secondary Education associate of arts degree (A.A.) program at Wor-Wic Community College is designed to prepare students for entry into a four-year college or university. Students completing this degree must achieve a 2.75 grade point average in the required courses and pass PRAXIS I. Open GPA Evaluation spreadsheetMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet icon which will assist in calculating the Secondary A.A. GPA in the required courses:

Professional Education Courses for Maryland Certification

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