Make Your Impact in Early Childhood Education

CDA Prep/Renewal

Rasmussen College strives to make it more affordable to grow your early childhood education skills, so you can make a bigger impact in the lives of children. Our ECE programs do not prepare students for licensed teaching positions in any public school setting, but students will have the opportunity to help shape the futures of young children from birth to age five in a non-public school setting or leadership role. Earn your Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, and then transfer it into an ECE Associate's degree that can be completed fully online for under $10,000 per year. 1 2

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  • 3 courses
  • 100% online
  • 4.5 months for completion
  • 1 course
  • 100% online
  • 5.5 weeks long
  • 100% online
  • Graduate in as few as 18 months
  • 100% online
  • Graduate in as few as 18 months
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“I talk about the importance of education every day to my sons, and to everyone at the center, so after working in the field for 25 years, I knew it was important for me to go and get my degree.”

Learning center director and Rasmussen College ECE grad

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Additional Support

Supporting Your Education

Rasmussen College makes it easy to navigate the ins and outs of taking college courses. With Support Services, you’re connected to the answers, planning and resources you need to be successful. You have both in-person and real-time access to everything from academics to financial aid.

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If you have questions or want to learn more, contact our partnership advisors, who are dedicated to working with candidates through the enrollment process, at

  1. For new students. Annual cost of the Associate’s degree-completion program ranges from $6,799 to $9,855. Incoming students must either possess a CDA credential or be able to show proof of having successfully completed at least 12 college-level quarter credits. This program consists of 90 credits, 32 of which may be completed through optional self-directed assessments at $99 per assessment. No other Rasmussen College scholarships or discounts are eligible. Rasmussen College pricing includes course-related and administrative fees and assumes full Flex Choice Credit by Assessment utilization and full-time enrollment status.

  2. See Rasmussen College course catalog for transfer policies.

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