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  • High School Programs
  • College Programs
  • Dual Enrollment Credit
  • Industry Certification Credit

See the courses that are part of your high school program of study or career academy such as:

8405100 Early Childhood Education
8909000 Teacher Assisting

Many of these courses provide the opportunity to earn industry certifications while in your high school program that can then be used to receive college credit. Visit your high school career specialist/career coach for specific information.

Clay County School District

Putnam County School District

St. Johns County School District

View the SJR State College degrees and certificates in this pathway:
College Credit Certificates:
Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)

Associate Degrees:
Associate in Arts

Bachelor’s Degrees:
Admission requires completion of an Associate Degree.
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

View transfer agreements providing seamless transition to the University of North Florida and Embry-Riddle University.
The agreements align the Associate in Arts degree with many of their Bachelor’s programs.
Are you undecided? View the career and program opportunities in this pathway in Career Coach.

When you pass an industry certification exam and/or complete a dual enrollment course, credits will be applied to your St. Johns River State College transcript as outlined below.

Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment program requires you to meet specific eligibility requirements. Visit the Dual Enrollment page and meet with the dual enrollment contact person at your high school to apply for the Dual Enrollment program.

St. Johns River State College recommends that you choose dual enrollment classes from the list below because these courses are required for graduation from the College programs in this pathway. Some dual enrollment courses listed below are available at your high school location and some courses listed are only taught at the College campus. When making your course selections, see your high school program of study and speak with your guidance counselor about high school graduation requirements. Make sure that any additional dual enrollment courses you select can be applied to your College degree program by speaking with a St. Johns River State College Academic Advisor.

Teacher Education Pathways (Associate in Arts Degree)

Refer to the ¹Florida common prerequisite manual for the courses required to transfer to a University for a specific major in this pathway:

EDF 2005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3 credits
EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Teachers       3 credits
EME 2040 Introduction to Technology for Teachers  3 credits
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
  General Education Mathematics 3 credits

¹SJR State Advisors are available to assist students with understanding these requirements. For additional general education courses, view the A.A. Degree curriculum.

Credit for Earned Industry Certification

Articulations allow students to receive college credit for industry certifications. Industry certifications must be current within 3 years of enrollment in the related program. For the credit to be awarded, students need to give a printed copy of the certification to Teacher Education. Call (386) 312-4242 to schedule an appointment.

Program: Associate in Arts (0001)

Certification: *Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC)  
Credits Awarded: CHD 1220 Child Development for Teachers of Young Children 3 credits
  EEC 1001 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 credits
  EEC 2401 Home and Community 3 credits
  Total Credits     9
Certification: Florida Child Care Director Credential (FCCDC)  
Credits Awarded: CHD 1220 Child Development for Teachers of Young Children 3 credits
  EEC 1001 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 credits
  EEC 2401 Home and Community 3 credits
EEC 2523 Childcare Management 3 credits
  Total Credits     12
* Equivalent credentials can include the CCAC, ECPC, and CDA. This is subject to change and should be verified by the Teacher Education department.

First Coast Technical College

The Technical College may offer programs in this pathway resulting in industry certifications listed above. Visit the FCTC website for more information.

Early Childhood Education