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Early Childhood Education

Certificate of Achievement
Santa Monica College
100% FULLY ONLINE
100% FULLY ONLINE
Average Program Length
4 months
Annual In-State Tuition (CA)
$552
Annual Out-of-State Tuition
$4,440
100% FULLY ONLINE
Average Program Length
4 months
Total Credits
12
Annual In-State Tuition (CA)
$552
Annual Out-of-State Tuition
$4,440
Earn your Early Childhood Education degree online

As an online student you can expect the same level of instruction as campus learners. The coursework is equally challenging, and taught by the same college faculty who you can typically interact with by phone, text, email, or online chat.


The certificate or degree that you receive will be the exact same as those granted to campus learners and will not reflect that you obtained your education online.

Careers in Education
Education studies produces the future leaders and educators of society. Studies include learning how the current education system was formed, how it works, what issues are present, and how those issues can be resolved. Innovations in distance learning and adult education have been the result of the problem solving skills of graduates in this field. Career options include guidance counseling, distance learning coordinators, curators, and teachers. The career opportunities for those in education services continues to grow after seeing a 19% increase in demand for vocational teachers and 16% increase for secondary-school teachers from 2015-2018, according to Boston Consulting Group.
Annual Tuition Breakdown
For California Residents
In-State Tuition
Cost per Credit
$46
Credits
12
Annual Tuition Total
$552
For Nonresidents
Out-of-State Tuition
Cost per Credit
$370
Credits
12
Annual Tuition Total
$4,440
Frequently Asked Questions
What is College Collective?

College Collective is a directory of low-cost, fully-online degrees offered by community colleges around the country. Created by a team of higher education experts and technologists, we are a free resource for learners seeking to further their education and advance their careers. Community colleges do not pay to be listed in College Collective.


What is a certificate?

A certificate is a postsecondary credential granted in a specific field of study. Students typically complete certificate programs within six months to a year. Certificates validate one’s knowledge and skills when applying to jobs, and some credits may be used to transfer to degree programs at the same or another institution.

What do I need to be successful in earning my degree online?

A reliable internet connection and a personal computer.

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About This College
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Santa Monica College
Established in 1929, Santa Monica College is a public community college in Santa Monica, California.
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Accreditation
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Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Founded in 1962, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges is the U.S. Department of Education’s regional accreditor for postsecondary education institutions in California and Hawaii. Its headquarters are in Alameda, California.