Make Your Impact in Early Childhood Education

Education Collaboration with ProSolutions Training

Save up to 35% on an ECE Degree

Rasmussen University strives to make developing your early childhood education skills more affordable, so you can make a bigger impact in the lives of children. That’s why Rasmussen University has aligned with ProSolutions Training 1 to provide a convenient pathway to help you pursue your Early Childhood Education (ECE) degree. Full-time, qualified students can earn their ECE Associate’s degree for around $13,000 and in as few as 15 months with a CDA credential course waiver. 2 3 Plus, those interested in other programs may be eligible for up to a 20% grant. 4

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.

Your Early Childhood Education Pathway

You have the opportunity to start your Early Childhood Education degree with the pathway that works best for you. Whether you’ve already acquired your CDA or are pursuing a brand-new career, you can confidently move forward in your student journey.

If you have already earned your CDA, you can waive 12 credits toward your ECE Associate's degree. Just provide your certificate from the Council for Professional Recognition.

Qualified students who have not already earned their CDA can enroll straight into the Rasmussen University ECE Associate’s degree program.

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Early Childhood Education Degree Programs

Associate’s Degree

Make a positive difference in the lives of children as a well-equipped early childhood educator—earn your Associate’s degree in as few as 18 months. 3 With career-focused learning and flexible online courses, our Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education prepares you to meet the academic requirements for the CDA Credential application. Students can specialize their degree in either Special Needs or Child Development.

And if you already have your CDA, you can request a course waiver for up to 12 credits, allowing you to finish in as few as 15 months. 3

Bachelor’s Degree

Whether you're looking to advance your career in a childcare center, lead your own program or become a program director, this non-licensure Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education will help you further develop your leadership and administration skills. 5

Finish in as few as 18 months 3 with a combination of online courses and self-directed assessments, which can enable you to skip a number of courses by showing you know the content. Bachelor's students can choose between the traditional ECE Leadership track or specialize in Child Development.

Ready to Start?

Take the Next Step

The path to higher education is ready for you. Classes start soon, but our convenient form makes it easy to register and start your journey in a Rasmussen University ECE program.

Quarter Term Start Date
Summer '21 Term 1
Term 2
July 6, 2021
August 11, 2021
Fall '21 Term 1
Term 2
October 4, 2021
November 10, 2021
Heroutie S. ECE graduate

“I did it by myself, but Rasmussen was every step of the way with me, and this includes the teaching and grading instructors, my advisor, admission staff and personal support center.”

ECE Graduate

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Additional Support

Supporting Your Education

Rasmussen University 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. Count on our peer tutors, mentors, librarians, financial aid experts and others on your support team.

Whom Should I Contact if I Have Additional Questions?

If you have questions or want to learn more, contact Mackenzie McFadden at or 320-761-4625.

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It all starts with completing the form. A Rasmussen University admissions advisor can then answer your questions and walk you through the application process.

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  1. ProSolutions Training is a division of Care Solutions, Inc.

  2. Tuition for the ECE Associate's degree program is $174.85 per credit for qualified full-time ProSolutions Training students. Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment to remain eligible for the tuition pricing of $174.85 per credit. A student who withdraws and re-enrolls will be required to pay the tuition price offered at the time of their re-enrollment. Students who receive the full-time tuition price of $174.85 per credit cannot use any additional discounts, grants and/or scholarships. If a student needs to retake one or more courses in the degree program or attends part time, the total cost of the program will exceed $13,511.30. Program cost and estimated time to completion assume continuous full-time enrollment and successful completion of up to five self-directed assessments and the 12-credit CDA waiver, totaling up to 32 credits. Breakdown: $10,141.30 in tuition (58 credits) + $3,370 in fees = $13,511.30 in estimated full-time program cost. Program availability varies by campus and state; please see the Rasmussen University Catalog for details.

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

  4. In order to qualify, all admissions requirements must be completed, and enrolling students must provide proof of membership. Students cannot receive both corporate and military grants. For additional details, visit:

  5. This program has not been approved by any state professional licensing body, and this program is not intended to lead to any state issued professional license. For further information on professional licensing requirements, please contact the appropriate board or agency in your state of residence.

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