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Program Information

The Education Program at Shoreline is designed to support students who wish to pursue a course of study to become a licensed child care provider, teacher, family support specialist or teacher assistant in a variety of early childhood and elementary school settings, including work with special needs children.

Students in our program will gain knowledge and practical skills through observation and participation in experiences with young children, whether at our campus child care center, students work settings and homes, or in group settings in the community. A variety of degree and certificate programs are available for students, whether entering college for the first time or seeking a second career.

Professional/Technical Certificate and Degree Options  

Students can work on a series of “stackable” certificates that lead to an AAAS Degree, and that meet statewide licensing and Early Achievers requirements:

Shoreline offers the following Washington State “stackable” certificates” in early education:

  • Initial Certificate - 12 credits
  • Early Childhood Education General Certificate – 20 credits
  • Infant/Toddler Care Certificate – 20 credits
  • Early Childhood State Certificate – 47 credits

Shoreline offers the following professional- technical degrees (AAAS) (90 credits):

  • Early Childhood Educator/Paraeducator AAAS
  • Special Education AAAS

Transfer Degree Option

The Elementary Education Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer prepares students for entrance into baccalaureate degree programs in education. This AA is designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts background of study during their first and second years of college with an emphasis on education.    

Contact Us

Program Advisors

Betty Peace-Gladstone
Room 5384
Tasleem Qaasim
Room 5350
Certificate and Degree Options
  • Initial Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education General Certificatel
  • Infant/Toddler Care Certificate
  • Early Childhood State Certificate
  • Early Childhood Educator/Paraeducator AAAS
  • Special Education AAAS
Career Opportunities
  • early childhood education programs (Head Start, ECEAP, licensed child care)
  • public and private schools working with primary age children (birth through age 8)
  • private preschool programs
  • family child care homes
  • after-school recreation programs
  • family support specialists