Early Childhood Education

Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Human Services and Education

Our Early Childhood Education program will help you develop and refine your teaching skills and learn new techniques through practicum experience while working under the supervision of a teacher in a child care facility or early childhood program. This program allows you to gain the fundamental building blocks you’ll need to transfer to a four-year college or university and earn a teaching degree with an endorsement in early childhood education or the unified early childhood education endorsement, qualifying you to teach children from birth through the third grade, including those with disabilities.


Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings Campuses and online

Program Options

Associate of Applied Science



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  • At 2018-19 tuition and fee rates, completing the 63 credits required for the Early Childhood Education degree costs:

    Nebraska residents - $6,300

    Non-residents - $9,072

    These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

    2018-19 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
    Nebraska Resident $88 $12 $100
    Non Resident $132 $12 $144

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  • Finish in 2 years by completing 15-16 credits a semester for 4 semesters

    The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

    Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

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