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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to be interested in an online degree in early childhood education include licensed teachers who have a passion for education at the early stages of development and want to pursue specialized preparation in that area, or who want to teach early childhood education in a higher education institution.

Potential Employment Settings

  • After-school enrichment program
  • Childcare center
  • Head Start center
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • PreK–3 public or private school
  • Preschool or nursery school
  • Public agency
  • Summer enrichment program
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time instructor
  • Early childhood services director
  • Early learning center assistant director
  • Early learning center director
  • Education coordinator
  • Facility licensor
  • Family education center assistant director
  • Family education center director
  • Head Start director
  • Parent and caregiver trainer
  • PreK–3 elementary teacher
  • Preschool director
  • Preschool lead teacher
  • Public agency coordinator
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.