Make a Greater Difference with an Affordable Degree

Qualified Students Could Earn an ECE Associate's Degree for a Low as $8,000 5

With Rasmussen University, qualified students from ProSolutions Training1 can apply what they already know to maximize savings and minimize time to completion. You may be eligible to earn your Rasmussen University ECE Associate’s degree for as low as $8,0005

  • Earn up to 30 credits by successfully completing self-directed assessments to show you don’t need to take a specific course
  • Obtain a course waiver for up to 12 credits for already having your Child Development Associate® (CDA®) credential 6

If you're interested in other Rasmussen University programs, you may be eligible for a Corporate Grant to save up to 35% on the ECE Bachelor’s program or up to 20% on other eligible programs.3

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.

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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. 2 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. 2 Just provide your certificate to the Council for Professional Recognition.

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. 4

Finish in as few as 18 months 2 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.

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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 '22 Term 1
Term 2
July 5, 2022
August 10, 2022
Fall '22 Term 1
Term 2
October 3, 2022
November 9, 2022
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.”

Heroutie
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 Mackenzie.mcfadden@collegisprofessional.com 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. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and number of courses completed each term.

  3. Students with tuition rates at or lower than $229 per credit for full-time rates and $299 per credit for part-time rates 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 association/organization membership. Students cannot receive both corporate and military grants. For additional details visit: rasmussen.edu/tuition.

  4. 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.

  5. Tuition for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Associate’s degree is $161 per credit, for new students only. 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 tuition price of $161 per credit cannot use any additional Rasmussen University discounts, grants and/or scholarships. If a student needs to retake one or more courses in the degree program, the total cost of the program will exceed $15,000. Program cost breakdown: $161 per credit x 90 credits = $14,490 + $495 book fees = $14,985 estimated tuition cost. Program availability varies by campus and state; please see the Rasmussen University Catalog for details.

  6. CDA and Child Development Associate are registered trademarks of the Council for Professional Recognition.

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