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Program Details

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.

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.


  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Background check

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission


This program is not authorized for residents of: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, or N. Mariana Islands.