Make a Lasting Impression on Children's Lives

Qualified students who have their CDA® credential could earn their ECE Associate’s degree for around $10,000. 1 2

An Early Childhood Education (ECE) Associate’s degree for around $10,000 means right now is the perfect time to continue your education and increase your ability to impact children’s lives. 1 With Rasmussen University, you can apply what you already know to maximize savings toward earning your ECE Associate’s degree fully online. Earn up to 30 credits by successfully completing self-directed assessments to show you don’t need to take a specific course. 1 If you already have your CDA credential, you can obtain a course waiver for up to an additional 12 credits. 1

Don’t have your CDA credential? Rasmussen University's program offers flexible online courses that prepare you for the Child Development Associate® (CDA) credential application while you earn your ECE Associate’s degree. 2

Finish in as few as 15 months if you already have your CDA credential, or as few as 18 months if you don’t have your CDA credential yet. 3

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Two Specialization Options

  • Child Development—Plan activities, materials and interactions that promote healthy development.

    Children with Special Needs—Equip children with special needs to be successful in the early childhood setting.

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 six in a non-public school setting or leadership role.

  • Around $10,000 tuition for qualified students 8
  • Flexible online courses
  • Graduate in as few as 15 months 9 with a CDA credential

"Rasmussen had the most flexible and fast-paced option for someone with a family lifestyle. My goal is to help prepare children to give them a head start. The more I learn, the better I can do that."

Kayla S.
ECE Graduate

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