EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

The Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia unveiled a program to improve early childhood education in Virginia.  State approved child care centers must demonstrate that 50% of the teaching staff at these centers will have four-year baccalaureate degrees.  To meet that need, Averett has entered into an articulation agreement with Danville Community College to help these child care teachers earn their degrees. 

Averett offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.  Only students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Danville Community College will be accepted into this program.  A prescribed number of courses at DCC will be supplemented by one of five potential areas of concentration: Business, Health/Physical Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Spanish.  Each of those areas requires 18 semester hours to be taken at Averett.  In addition, students will complete a core of education-related courses taught on Averett’s main campus and some general education requirements for a total of 60 hours from Averett.

Students must have earned at least a 2.5 GPA at DCC to be admitted to this program at Averett.  In order to graduate with the BAS, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 at Averett.  Interested students should contact the Director of Teacher Education.