At Rasmussen College, the Early Childhood Education Leadership Bachelor's degree-completion program builds on early childhood education principles with leadership and administration skills. Choose one of two specializations—leadership and administration, or pre-kindergarten teacher—and begin preparing for a career as a learning center director, program director or preschool teacher with this non-licensure program. Along the way, you will develop teaching strategies as well as operational management and leadership skills that allow you to be a leader and advocate both in and out of the classroom. As a student, you will take courses from experienced faculty and complete 540 hours of applied learning in an internship setting. The career-focused curriculum is aligned to national standards. Courses are offered online and on campus to fit your schedule, and they can be completed in as few as 18 months.
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term.
This program has not been approved by any state’s professional licensing body, and this program is not intended to lead to any state-issued professional license. 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. For further information on professional licensing requirements, please contact the appropriate board or agency in your state of residence.
This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 180 credits are required, including transfer credits.
High school diploma or equivalent
Accreditation & Licensing
Rasmussen College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440.
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