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Do you want to positively impact the lives of children, families, and your community? Do you enjoy teaching and serving others? Our programs start you on the path to becoming teachers, education administrators, and child care workers.

Some of our students graduate and seamlessly transfer all of their credits to a 4-year school. Others complete a degree or certificate that prepares them for employment immediately after graduation. Online, evening, and summer classes provide flexibility for working and part-time students. Get started today!

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Which Program is Right For You?

Early Childhood Education AAS

I want to begin a career immediately after graduation.

Early Childhood Education AA

I want to transfer to a 4-year school to pursue a B.A. in Elementary or Early Childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Career Certificate

I want to prepare for employment as a teacher and assistant.

I already work in education and want to improve my skills.  

Teacher Education

I want to transfer to a 4-year school to pursue a B.A. in elementary or secondary education.

Child Development Associate Certificate of Achievement

I want to work with kids ages birth to 5 and earn my CDA credential.

Infant and Toddler Certificate of Achievement

I want to enter the field of infant/toddler caregiving.

What Jobs Can I Get?

You can get some entry-level jobs right after graduation. Others will require a Bachelor’s Degree.

Average Salary in NJ
$77,280

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Average Salary in NJ
$29,460

Assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher with instructional duties. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

Average Salary in NJ
$59,540

Plan, direct, or coordinate academic or nonacademic activities of preschools or childcare centers and programs, including before- and after-school care.

Average Salary in NJ
$76,090

Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.

Average Salary in NJ
$77,800

Teach academic, social, and life skills to preschool-aged students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.

Gabriella transferred to PCCC from a four-year college that she felt was not a good fit for her.  “I’m so glad I did. I had an amazing experience here. The professors are excellent and really want to help you.”

Gabriella Rose, Education Major