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Education &
Social Sciences


Social sciences and education degrees have multiple branches:  Anthropology, Early Elementary Education, Psychology, or Sociology.  These areas can lead to a variety of career fields in human services such as counseling or social work or education.  All of these areas explore people and their interactions with each other and the environments around them.  These degrees help set a solid foundation for students to transfer to a four-year university.


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Early Childhood Education

The Certificate in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for positions within the field of Early Childhood Education. Students may apply credit hours earned in the certificate toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.


Possible Careers:

Child Care Workers:   US $28,520
Preschool Teachers:   US $35,330
Kindergarten Teachers:   US $60,490
Teaching Assistants:   US $30,920

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Transfer Degrees

Intended for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program. These degrees provide a foundation of general education, along with courses chosen to help fulfill lower-division baccalaureate requirements. Students should work with a transfer advisor to ensure all course requirements are met before transferring.

Possible Transfer Degrees:

Anthropology University Guide
Psychology University Guide
Sociology University Guide
Social Work University Guide



AA degrees and certificates emphasize in humanities/social sciences, including a foreign language.
AS degrees and certificates emphasize in math/science.

National median salaries are obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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Education & Social Sciences Faculty


Benjamin Behunin

Early Childhood Education

P: 928-226-4248
Office: Lone Tree - 433
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Lisa Doskocil


P: 928-226-4339
Office: Lone Tree - 434
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Matthew Hernando


P: 928-226-4361
Office: Lone Tree - 422
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Michele Metcalf


P: 928-226-4260
Office: Lone Tree - 431
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