Next program start date

February 12, 2020

Finish in as few as

9–12 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Field Experience

作为一名幼教人员,你有机会在幼儿的生活带来积极变化。 Our Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate can help you lay the foundation for a career as an educator working with young children in as few as nine to 12 months.1整个幼儿教育证书在线课程,你将获得你的学生的知识和营造积极所需的技能和繁荣的学习环境。 Our ECE programsdo not prepare students for licensed teaching positions在任何公立学校的设置,但学生将有机会帮助塑造幼儿的期货从出生到五岁的非公立学校设置或领导作用。 You may also choose between the Field Experience or Exploration track (based on the state in which you live) to benefit from hands-on early childhood education training and relevant experience.

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Academically Prepared for the CDA

This program's Early Childhood Education courses are aligned to the standards of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Students will be academically prepared to apply for the CDA Credential.

Advance Your Education

亚博棋牌拉斯穆森学院yb体育网页版’s ladder curriculum allows you to easily transfer your credits toward an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Upon receiving your Associate's degree, you can transfer those credits toward an ECE Bachelor’s degree.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the yearly projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for childcare workers is 6%.2Enhanced skills and knowledge from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.


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Learning Support

Use your knowledge and skills to work with young children from birth to age five.

Ability to Adapt

Help children learn and develop their skills and knowledge in a variety of entry-level roles and settings.

Planning and Reflection

Based on real, practical experiences in your courses, you will observe and implement developmentally appropriate practices while interacting with children and adults.

Effective Communication

Value the ability to effectively communicate in a variety of situations, from the workplace to your communities and families whose children are in your care.

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Your dedication to advancing your skills means children in your care get the benefit of a positive learning experience.



    早期儿童教育 Curriculum and Instruction

    • EEC 1202
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Promotes the development of young children in the academic, social and emotional domains. Examines developmentally appropriate methods for writing and assessing behavioral objectives, lesson plans and activity goals.

    Foundations of Child Development

    • EEC 1700
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Explores characteristics of children at different ages, children’s developmental needs and the foundation of early childhood education. You'll learn the fundamentals of developmentally appropriate practices as it relates to child development, individual needs, building self-esteem in children and using interposal skills and communication within the classroom and center.

    Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

    • EEC 2613
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Explores effective strategies for observation and assessment in early childhood education. You'll learn to understand the observation, assessment and planning cycle and its impact on promoting children’s development.

11 Courses to Complete

36 Credit Hours



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Entrance Requirements

There's no application fee and you can get started sooner with 8 start dates throughout the year.

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Education vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Prospective students who hold a current CDA Credential may be eligible to waive or transfer up to 12 credits into this Early Childhood Education program. Talk to an admissions advisor today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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拉斯穆亚&#yb体育网页版21338;棋牌森学院,我们希望我们的课程是available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.See below to find out where you can find an Early Childhood Education program near you.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018]www.bls.gov/ooh/。 Employment conditions in your area may vary.
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