Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

A degree from the Education program at SCTCC is a great step to support children in the community. Site visits, service learning, and internships help students gain real-world experience in multiple areas of childcare and education, choosing from early childhood studies, special education, or elementary education.  

Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Education classes prepare graduates for work in many human services positions. Classes focus on human development, behavior management, inclusive learning environment, curriculum planning, and learning strategies.

Elementary Education Foundations: Students interested in teaching grades Kindergarten through sixth grade begin their teacher preparation at SCTCC and transfer seamlessly to any of the seven universities in the Minnesota State system that have an elementary education bachelor’s degree.

Special Education: Students in this career path would work with children with disabilities and work closely with parents, specialists, and administrators to promote inclusiveness for every child. Students interested in teaching in special education will begin their teacher preparation at SCTCC and transfer seamlessly to any of the seven universities in the Minnesota State system that have a special education degree.

Before being placed in an Internship, students will be required to complete and submit a MN Department of Human Service (DHS) Background Study form. If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study, or on your ability to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.

graduated from
Ogilve HS
You get a better sense of community in this program. They get to know you as an individual and it’s very personable, the relationships that you form here.
graduated from
Apollo HS
The possibilities are so endless. You can take so many routes or directions with this degree. If I focus myself more on education, I’ll have the availability to spend more time with my kids.

Skills Acquired

  • Inclusion in learning environments 
  • Curriculum planning 
  • Strategies for learning 
  • Professional and leadership development 
  • Developmental foundations 
2017 Placement Rate
Central MN Average Hourly Pay

Career Choices

  • Early childhood centers 
  • Licensed childcare facilities 
  • Before- and after-school programs 
  • Head Start programs 
  • Facilities for people with disabilities 
  • Paraprofessional in the PreK-12 classroom  
  • Daycare teacher 
  • Toddler teacher 
  • Lead teacher 

Where Grads Work

  • St. Cloud School District 742
  • Sauk Rapids-Rice School District 
  • The Learning Tree 
  • Buffalo Hanover Montrose School District
  • Sartell Community Education 
  • St. Francis Xavier School


The AAS degree serves as a gateway to a 4-year degree from Southwest Minnesota State University or St. Cloud State University to teach birth through third grade. For more information on this, visit SMSU's Distance Learning page. 

The two AS degrees are pathway degrees that transfer to any Minnesota State university.

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Contact Us

The Education program has a faculty member that will address questions about time in the class, internships, and about faculty in the Program.  If you have questions related to these topics, please contact our Faculty representative:

Connie Logeman, Program Instructor
Phone: (320) 308-6644
Fax: (320) 308-5960

Office 2-401
1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud,  MN 56303

Program Costs

In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to spend $1,411 on books, supplies, and materials.

Program Scholarship

The following scholarships are specifically for CACE students:

  • Delrita Rudnitski memorial
  • Playhouse Child Care Center

Apply just once, and students are considered for all SCTCC scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

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Clubs & Organizations

The Education Club consists of first and second year Education program members that meet to build lifelong personal and professional relationships. 

The group also provides opportunities to build critical leadership skills and boost self-confidence, as well as offers hands-on experiences that will build your resume experience and increase networking contacts. 


SCTCC Student Clubs

Education at SCTCC