New early childhood education courses

There's never been a better time to pursue an early childhood education (ECE) degree!

As more families seek high-quality care for their children, there’s a growing demand for more ECE professionals.

ECE Career Benefits

ECE Degree Benefits

  • Job is always in demand
  • Rewarding and creative work
  • Help shape young minds
  • Increase your salary
  • Make yourself more marketable
  • Widen variety of job opportunities

What Degree Pathway is Best?

Only you can determine the degree path that’s the best fit for you and your career goals. Some helpful info to keep in mind:

Under $30,000



is the average starting salary for an early childcare educator with a high school diploma or GED.

is the average starting salary with an associate’s degree.

is the average starting salary with a bachelor’s degree.

Start Your ECE Degree with Online Courses


Start earning your associate’s or bachelor’s degree by enrolling in our early childhood education courses for a total of 15 college credits:

$79 + membership* | 3 credits

What does it mean to be an educator in the 21st century? This course will have you analyze current issues surrounding teaching as a career.

$79 + membership* | 3 credits

An overview into a variety of perspectives and strategies that teachers must master so they can remain flexible in the classroom, this course introduces you to the field of Educational Psychology and the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.

$79 + membership* | 3 credits

What does it mean to teach exceptional students? What can teachers do to educate students with special needs alongside peers without exceptionalities? Learn various educational approaches to use with special needs students.

$79 + membership* | 3 credits

Strengthen your understanding of the relationship among classroom environment, classroom behavior, and learning. Specifically, you will gain knowledge of disciplinary and management models.

$99 + membership* | 3 credits

Receive an introduction to the pedagogy of language and literacy at the early childhood level, such as learning the basic constructs of reading instruction.

*Take as many courses as you would like with our $99/month subscription fee.


Continue on your degree path by earning as many credits as your school will accept from our 60+ general education courses.

Looking to pursue your education or teaching degree and don’t know which school you’d like to attend? When you choose from any of our three preferred education pathway partners, your credit transfer is guaranteed:

Want to explore other degree programs? StraighterLine partners with 150+ accredited colleges and universities nationwide that guarantee credit transfer. An additional 2,000+ schools have accepted StraighterLine courses through the ACE CREDIT service.

We recommend always confirming in advance with your chosen school that your credits will transfer to your preferred degree program.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine provides an accessible, achievable pathway to a college degree.

Courses are online and self-paced so you have the control to complete them on your schedule. And you can start and stop when needed then pick back up right where you left off. 

Typical course completion time is around 45 days.

You’ll get the support you need to succeed because StraighterLine courses include eTextbooks, 24/7 on-demand tutoring, live student support 7 days a week, and final exam proctoring.

Courses start at only $79 plus a $99 monthly membership fee.

You can take as many courses at a time as needed to meet your goals.

Courses are easily transferable to select college degree programs.

Whatever your professional goals are, StraighterLine can help you fast track moving forward on your path to a fulfilling career in early childhood education!

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