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Child Development/Early Childhood Education

Do you enjoy being around children? Would you like to make a meaningful impact on their lives? A career in Child Development/Early Childhood Education could be just right for you. It’s a career opportunity with jobs in a wide variety of settings!

Courses are useful for anyone dealing with young children, including:

  • Teachers and teaching assistants
  • Childcare providers
  • Parents

The program is tailored for busy people and working professionals with:

  • Class times that include days, evenings and weekends
  • Distance Learning via Internet and television classes
  • Off-campus classes
  • Individual attention in small classes

Why Is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas's targeted occupations lists teaching with emphasis in bilingual education as a high-growth area this year, providing up to 2,000 jobs in the metroplex across all grade levels.  

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase through 2024 in Texas of 21 percent for childcare workers, 23 percent for preschool teachers and 24 percent for teacher assistants.  

For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, preschool teacher is ranked first of CareerOneStop's top 46 careers with the most job openings and 20th among 39 of its fastest-growing occupations through 2024. 

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