GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON — The continuation and renewal of a collaborative agreement between Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia State University means more students will be able to complete a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education – Birth to Five. The agreement is designed to coordinate the process for students with an associate degree in Early Childhood Care and Education from Gwinnett Technical College, enhance the advising process and promote the acceptance of program courses between the two schools.
“The continuation of this agreement provides Gwinnett Tech students with opportunities to continue their education without redundancy,” said Gwinnett Technical College President Dr. Glen Cannon. “The seamless transfer of graduates into one of the leading programs in education at Georgia State University means that Georgia’s workforce of early childhood educators will be enhanced and better served.”
The two programs prepare teachers and other early care and education professionals to work in varied settings with young children and their families from infancy through kindergarten age, including children who are typically developing as well as those with disabilities. Currently Gwinnett Technical College students can study Early Childhood Care and Education at the certificate, diploma or associate degree levels. By continuing their education to the bachelor degree level, graduates have more career and certification possibilities that open up new doors for them in the field.
“Because of the successes that were accomplished, we are pleased to renew this articulation agreement with Gwinnett Technical College,” said Paul Alberto, Dean, College of Education & Human Development, Georgia State University. “This partnership will continue to improve services to children and families in Georgia.”
The continuation of the agreement allows Gwinnett Tech graduates to be guaranteed consideration for admission to Georgia State University. Advisors for the programs will be able to answer all questions that prospective students might have about admissions and transferability.
Gwinnett Technical College offers more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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October 12, 2015