Program Information – Early Childhood Education Diploma

Degree Earned

Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education curriculum (at least 30 semester hours) with an average grade point of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma.


Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

TEACH Scholarship

The T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program is for anyone who is working in a regulated preschool, child care center or home program for at least 30 hours a week (or full time for the hours your preschool offers programming), have worked there with children birth to age 5 for at least 3 months, and are wanting an early childhood degree, credential, or endorsement. If this sounds like you, call 515-331-8000. There is also a T.E.A.C.H. application that you can download from

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.

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