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Education (A.A.)

Since December 2018, 344 jobs were posted by companies in our region for professionals in this field. The median salary for a preschool/childcare education administrator is $49,744 per year. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)

The Education Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is designed to help any student easily transfer their associate degree credits from Penn Highlands to a bachelor’s level, non-PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institution for elementary or secondary education. This program provides students with the knowledge to apply general education theory and practice to create effective learning environments and interactions for students of all ages.

If seeking an elementary degree from a PASSHE school, please check out our Early Childhood Education program.

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  • Demonstrate sound educational principles in regard to the learning behavior of children and adolescents based on educational theory and psychology.
  • Demonstrate the integration of diverse educational principals in curriculum.
  • Apply sound educational principles to classroom practice.
  • Demonstrate professional educational communication skills through written, oral, and electronic methods.

All course requirements and the recommended sequence of courses for this program can be found through the College’s Online Academic Catalog. Click here to access the catalog for details on our Education program.

Education is available at the following locations:

Career Coach Bar per program.


1.888.385.7325 (PEAK)
admissions@pennhighlands.edu