School of Education

Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree, Associate’s Degree, and Certificate

 

 

At Rasmussen College, our School of Education offers Early Childhood Education programs designed to help you meet your career goals:

Our early childhood education programs prepare you to make a positive and profound difference in the lives of young children and their families. Whether you choose to pursue our Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree, or Certificate, with industry-experienced instructors and specialized curriculum, you can feel confident you will receive the level of skill development you need to help you achieve your early childhood education career goals—whether you want to advance your current career or expand the education and care you provide to your young students and their families.

Our curriculum is developed based on the national best standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)*. Throughout your curriculum, you gain the knowledge and skills you need for success as an educator who can positively influence children’s lives by promoting the healthy development of their physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and language development.

*Graduates of Early Childhood Education programs at Rasmussen College are not eligible for licensure as a teacher in an elementary or secondary school. A Bachelor’s degree and a state teaching license are typically required to work as a teacher in a public school and some private school settings. States, municipalities, districts or individual schools may have more stringent licensing requirements. Students must determine the licensure requirements in the state and school in which they intend to work.

Child care facilities and the states in which they are located establish qualifications for staff that work with children, and often implement guidelines regarding age, education, experience, and professional development. Students must determine the licensure requirements in the state and facility in which they intend to work.

*The School of Education at Rasmussen College is not accredited by NAEYC.

Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter begins
November 10
Fall Mid-Quarter begins
December 21
Fall Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

October 6
Fall I Session begins
November 16
Fall I Session ends
November 17
Fall II Session begins
December 28
Fall II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

November 11
Veterans Day
November 27
Thanksgiving
November 28
Thanksgiving
December 25
Christmas Day
Winter Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

January 5
Winter Quarter begins
February 9
Winter Mid-Quarter begins
March 22
Winter Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

January 5
Winter I Session begins
February 15
Winter I Session ends
February 16
Winter II Session begins
March 29
Winter II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

January 1
New Year's Day
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

April 6
Spring Quarter begins
May 11
Spring Mid-Quarter begins
June 21
Spring Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

April 6
Spring I Session begins
May 17
Spring I Session ends
May 18
Spring II Session begins
June 28
Spring II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

May 25
Memorial Day

Summer Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

July 6
Summer Quarter begins
August 10
Summer Mid-Quarter begins
September 20
Summer Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

July 6
Summer I Session begins
August 16
Summer I Session ends
August 17
Summer II Session begins
September 27
Summer II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

July 4
Independence Day
September 7
Labor Day


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