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Make a Difference in Children's Lives with an ECE Degree

Our School of Education offers Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificates and Diplomas as well as Bachelor's and Associate's degrees. Each credential prepares you to make a profound difference in the lives of young children.

You can earn your ECE Associate's degree for around $16,000 when you apply the CDA waiver, plus the opportunity to save up to an additional $6,000 through the successful completion of up to eight self-directed assessments.1 2 You can also choose from affordable options at the Diploma and Certificate level to put your goals within reach.

In our ECE programs, you'll benefit from:

  • Flexible, Affordable Options. Fully online learning options designed to give you more control to balance your schedule.
  • Specialized Learning. Choose a specialized path that fits your career goals by studying Child Development, Special Needs or ECE Leadership.
  • Field-Experienced Faculty. Learn from instructors with first-hand experience who share practical insights to help you succeed.
  • Quality Curriculum. All coursework is based on the national best practice standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).3

Our ECE degrees 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.4

Ready to invest in yourself? Learn more today.

  • 100% online programs
  • Around $16K in tuition for ECE Associate's degree 1
  • Support services at every step

"Transferring to Rasmussen University was the best decision I ever made. I recently just graduated with my Associate's, and just started my Bachelor's with Rasmussen, as well. The way that the courses are set up, I am able to maintain a full-time job, while earning my degree."

Gracie F.
Early Childhood Education student


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