Earn Your ECE Bachelor’s in as Few as 18 Months 1

Build on Your Success Impacting Children’s Lives

At Rasmussen University, you can complete your Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s degree fully online at an accelerated pace and finish your degree in as few as 18 months. 1

If your employer has a corporate alliance with Rasmussen University, you may be eligible for tuition savings options such as a 10–20% Corporate Grant and self-directed assessments at no cost 2 to show you don't need to take a specific course. 3

Whether you’re looking for a future in a childcare center, to lead your own program or to become a nanny, program director or pre-K teacher, this non-licensure degree will help refine the skills you need to reach your goals.

Choose From Two Specialization Areas

  • ECE Leadership—focuses on combining ECE principles with administration, management, ethics and communication.

    Child Development—focuses on early intervention, advanced principles relating to gender and the importance of partnering with parents and other caregivers.

    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 childcare and non-public school setting or leadership role.

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Save up to 20% on tuition with a Corporate Grant 3

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Kayla S., ECE Graduate

“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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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and number of courses completed each term.

  2. Rasmussen University Start Strong Tuition Savings Terms and Conditions

    • Students who enroll through the Corporate Channel are eligible for a $149 grant toward each unique self-directed assessment attempt within their degree program.
    • Student must maintain continuous enrollment to remain eligible. A student who withdraws and re-enrolls later will not be eligible for the grant.
    • All self-directed assessment requirements and restrictions specified in the Rasmussen University Catalog and Enrollment Agreement apply.
    • Students must meet entrance requirements for the academic program in which they are enrolling.
    • Students must attempt a minimum of six faculty-led credits per quarter in order to gain access to the self-directed assessment options.
    • Employees of Rasmussen College, LLC and their family members are eligible for the grant.
    • Grant recipients who also qualify for other grants and scholarships such as Military, Corporate Alliance, or Change A Life may use both.
    • Grant is awarded quarterly, with no expiration date. (Once a self-directed assessment is accessed, students have 45 days to complete each assessment.)
    • Grant is non-transferrable, and no substitution or cash equivalent/refund is allowed.
    • Credits earned through self-directed assessment offerings will likely not transfer to another institution; acceptance of transfer credit is always at the discretion of the receiving institution.
    Start Strong Tuition Savings Disclosure
    • The savings claims referenced here represent the total amount of tuition and fees saved by successfully completing self-directed assessment attempts at no charge, in lieu of completing the faculty-led equivalent courses at standard tuition and fee rates.
      • i.e., “almost $7,000” is based on 5 successful assessments replacing 5, 4-credit hour courses @$295/credit hour.
        • $5,900 in tuition, plus $925 Course Technology and Resource Fees, plus $150 book fees = $6,975.
      • The Start Strong Tuition Savings is available to students who enroll through the Corporate Channel.
      • All other students pay $149 for each self-directed assessment attempt.
  3. Students with tuition rates at or lower than $248 per credit for full-time rates and $321 per credit for part-time rates are not eligible for any grants or scholarships offered by the University. Students enrolling in the Master of Science in Nursing degree program on or after January 2, 2023, may be eligible for institutional grants regardless of program or course tuition rate provided they meet all other applicable terms and conditions for the grants. Students enrolled in the Nursing Post-Graduate Certificates in Nursing Education, Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics or Nursing Leadership and Administration are not eligible for any grants or scholarships offered by the University. In order to qualify for the grant, all admission requirements must be completed, and enrolling students must provide proof of eligibility by submitting proof of employment. Students cannot receive both corporate and military grants. For additional details visit: rasmussen.edu/tuition/.