Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

General Requirements

Master’s degree in the subject area (listed below) or a Master’s degree in a related area.   All Master’s degrees in the subject area or in related area, must include a minimum of 30 quarter credits of coursework in early childhood education.

In addition, three years, full-time equivalent, recent work in the field, specifically working with children ages infant through preschool and / or families in the field of early care and education. “Recent” is defined as within the last 10 years.

Instructors who meet the above requirement may teach all ECE and HEC courses, with the exception of ECE 234.

Degrees in the following areas should be regarded as Master’s degrees in subject area:

  • Child and Family Studies
  • Human Development
  • Public Policy
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Education
  • Human Services
  • Family Studies
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education
  • Adult Education
  • Adult Learning
  • Education
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Family Studies and Human Services
  • Human Ecology
  • Child Psychology
  • Infant and Family Development
  • Child Life
  • Dual Language/Bilingual Education
  • Educational Studies
  • Reading and Literacy
  • Counseling
  • Teaching

This list may not be inclusive as there are other degree titles that may be appropriate for the subject and related areas. The Division Dean, in consultation with the Faculty Department chair will make a recommendation to the Dean of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of this list. The Department Chair can determine the applicability of a particular degree to teaching a specific Early Education & Family Studies course.

For ECE 120, 121, 122, 123, 132, 170, 173, 174, 175A, 175B, 175C, 175D, 177, 179, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 191, 193, 194, 197, 198, and HEC 157

General Requirements

OR

Bachelor’s degree in the subject area (listed above) or a Bachelor’s degree in a related area.  All Bachelor’s degrees in the subject area or in related area, must include a minimum of 30 quarter credits of coursework in early childhood education.

In addition, four years, full-time equivalent, recent work in the field, specifically working with children ages infant through preschool and / or families in the field of early care and education. “Recent” is defined as within the last 10 years.

For ECE 234 Children with Special Needs

Master’s degree in Early Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education AND three years, full-time equivalent, recent work experience in the field, specifically working with children ages infant through preschool and / or families in the field of early care and education. “Recent” is defined as within the last 5 years.

Revised: April 2015

EEFS (ECE & HEC) Instructor Qualifications prior to April 2015