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.

Spring Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring Quarter 2014 begins
May 26
Holiday — Memorial Day, campuses closed
June 22
Spring Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring Quarter 2014 begins
May 18
Spring Quarter 2014 ends
Summer Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

July 4
Holiday — Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer Quarter 2014 begins
September 1
Holiday — Labor Day, campuses closed
September 21
Summer Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

May 19
Early Summer Quarter 2014 begins
May 26
Holiday - Memorial Day, campuses closed
June 29
Early Summer Quarter 2014 ends
July 4
Holiday - Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer Quarter 2014 begins
August 17
Summer Quarter 2014 ends
Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday - Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 27
Holiday - Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
November 28
Holiday - Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
December 21
Fall Quarter 2014 ends
December 25
Holiday - Christmas Day, campuses closed

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

August 18
Early Fall Quarter 2014 begins
September 1
Holiday - Labor Day, campuses closed
September 28
Early Fall Quarter 2014 ends
October 6
Fall Quarter 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday - Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 16
Fall Quarter 2014 ends
Winter Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

January 1
Holiday - New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 6
Winter Quarter 2014 begins
January 20
Holiday - Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
March 23
Winter Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

November 18
Early Winter Quarter 2014 begins
November 28
Holiday - Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
December 25
Holiday - Christmas Day, campuses closed
December 29
Early Winter Quarter 2013 ends
January 1
Holiday - New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 6
Winter Quarter 2014 begins
January 20
Holiday - Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
February 16
Winter Quarter 2014 ends


Recent Blog Posts

How an Early Education Degree Can Help You Land Your Dream Job
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Preschools of Thought: Breaking Down the Benefits of Early Childhood Education [Infographic]
The benefits of early childhood education (ECE) is widely discussed and has a strong endorsement from President Barack Obama. But, do you know what portions of the U.S. are investing the most in ECE, how ECE affects graduation rates and the effect it'll have on crime? Check out this infographic to learn more benefits of early childhood education.

Written by Jennifer Pfeffer on March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments


Appleton Grad's Epiphany Leads to ECE Degree
A classroom full of kids bouncing off the walls can sound like a nightmare for some, but it's exactly where Appleton, Wis., early childhood education grad Kathleen Pynenberg wants to be.

Written by Will Erstad on March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

 
 
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