Early Childhood Educator and Education

teacher Early Childhood Educator and Education Departments

Impact the world one student at a time. Become an educator.

Whether you want to be a classroom teacher or work with young children and their families in the community, Collin has the program for you. 

The Associate of Arts in Teaching offered through the Education department prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs leading to initial PK-12 teacher certification. 

The Early Childhood Educator program offers certificate and degree programs that prepare students for transfer or for working with young children and their families.

Explore the path that works with your goals!

Early Childhood Educator:
Click here for more information for the Early Childhood Educator interest form.


Texas State Teachers Association: 
Texas State Teachers Association - Aspiring Educators Presentation


Student Scholarships: 
The Collin College Foundation's main focus is supporting Collin College Students.
Click here for more information and scholarship application.


Do you currently work for a registered childcare center?  
Check out this site to see if they have scholarships.


TEACH scholarship:

Collin scholarships:


Articulation Agreements

MSU Texas
Child Development Associate of Applied Sciences Degree 

Guided Pathway to a Bachelors of Science in Education in Early Childhood Studies and Early Care 

MSU Texas
AAS in Child Development to Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences Degree
Childhood/Adolescent Studies Concentration Guided Pathway 

AAS Early Childhood Educator to Bachelor of Science
Child Development Guided Pathway 



Collin College Catalog

Faculty / Staff

Name Title Phone Email Office
Dr. Hannah Blackwell Professor of Education 972.881.5155 hblackwell@collin.edu Plano BB116
Dr. Rebecca Burton Discipline Lead of Education and 
Professor of Education
972.578.5595 rburton@collin.edu Frisco U155D
Prof. Ann Butler Discipline Lead of Early Childhood
Educator and Professor of Education
972.378.8458 abutler@collin.edu Wylie SC240
Dr. Leda Cott Professor of Early Childhood Educator   lcott@collin.edu  
Prof. Christina Friedl Professor of Education 972.491.6227 cfriedl@collin.edu McKinney B222
Prof. Sharon Hirschy Professor Emeritus   shirschy@collin.edu  
Prof. Courtenay Jauregui Professor of Education 972.378.8507 cjauregui@collin.edu iCollin Virtual Campus
Dr. Suzanne Jones Professor of Education   sejones@collin.edu iCollin Virtual Campus
Dr. Elaine Zweig Professor Emeritus   ezweig@collin.edu  
Ms. Jasmine Brisco Lab Instructor 972.881.5814 jbrisco@collin.edu Plano BB216
Dr. Lupita Murillo Tinnen Discipline Dean 972.881.5807 ltinnen@collin.edu Plano A177