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.

*The Early Childhood Education programs at Rasmussen College are not accredited by the NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation. Rasmussen College is not a partner of NAEYC and our programs are not sponsored or endorsed by NAEYC.

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.

Childcare 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.

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