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What it’s about

If you have a passion for nurturing growing minds, enriching young people’s lives, and influencing the next generation, a career in education may be your calling. This rewarding career path is vital to growing our future and cultivating our society. Find fulfillment and purpose through our Education programs today.

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Early Childhood Programs

Our Early Childhood programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Students will apply their learned theories in real-life school settings. Curricula includes coursework in child growth and development, physical/nutritional needs of children, care and guidance of children, and communication skills with parents and children. Students learn to foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of children.

Not only do we provide a hands-on learning experience, but we also make it easy for you to obtain your two-year associate degree.

  • convenient: Earn a degree all online or a combination of online and in-person instruction.
  • affordable: Already employed in the childcare workforce? Explore financial opportunities under the North Carolina TEACH scholarship program.
  • qualified: Our Education pathways are accredited by the NAEYC. Both programs offer great articulation agreements with four-year schools. The Early Childhood Education Degree program has a new 2+2 transfer agreement with all North Carolina Universities (UNC System).



Teacher Preparation Programs

The Teacher Preparation programs at Blue Ridge Community College are a starting point for those who want to teach in grades K-12.