Compare And Contrast Associate Vs Associate Degree

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As a person seeking a post-secondary level of education, you have the choice of degree paths for a higher level of education that best suits your individual lifestyle. However, would you select, the less costly, less time-consuming option or the one, in my opinion, which seems to withhold more life-lasting benefits? When comparing your options when considering achieving some form of a college degree your options are to attend a two-year or community college to obtain an associate’s degree or attend a traditional four-year university and work towards fulfilling the requirements of bachelor’s. The main reason why this topic is important to evaluate is because although an associate’s degree may appear to be less time consuming, cheaper, and you’re …show more content…
While both are a form of a college degree, throughout this paper, we will determine, which seems to have some more substantial benefits.
To come to a conclusion of which degree plan has more benefits, a background understanding of the two needs to be established. According to Campus Explorer, “An associate’s degree is a two-year program that either results in an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree” (Bachelor’s). General associate’s degree programs are structured closely to that of the first two years of a bachelor’s. In addition to that it is also known that the degree path of an associate’s does not require the student to have a desired major or particular interest of study. This degree is a beneficial option for someone who is unsure of what they want to study. Many associate’s degree programs are “open-enrollment, allowing students with high school diplomas or equivalent to sign up for classes without applying; in contrast,
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It is statistically shown that fewer than half preschool teachers have a bachelor’s degree with the rest whom may have never attended any type of college or only have an associate’s degree. For example, a study done by the National Institute for Early Education Research called, “Better Teachers, Better Preschools: Student Achievement Linked to Teacher Qualifications,” shows that the higher degree the preschool teacher has the more successful the preschool program is and that a children’s learning depends solely on the teachers qualifications. In fact, individuals with higher degrees are wanted more by employers for preschool teaching. According to the study, employers are willing to “pay preschool teachers salaries and benefits comparable to those of similarly qualified teachers in K-12 education” (Barnett) if they have a higher level of

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