California Preschool Teachers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Preschool Teachers in California

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Fast Facts for Preschool Teachers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Yuba City, Madera and Santa Cruz
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Modesto, Santa Barbara and Redding
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Oakland, San Jose and Santa Ana

Salaries for Preschool Teachers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Napa, San Francisco and San Jose

Schools for Preschool Teachers in California are listed below.

Selected Preschool Teacher Training Schools in California

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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: M.Ed. - Program Specialist in Early Childhood Specialist, M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education , MA in Teaching - Elementary Education, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Associate

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Elementary Mathematics - Additional Endorsement - Certificate
  • Degrees: Certificate

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Early Childhood Education - EdS, Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education, Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.

  • Programs: B.A. Early Childhood Education with Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, B.A. Early Childhood Education with Dual Credential, B.A. Early Childhood Education , more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Early Childhood Education (MEd plus Certification) - Online, Early Childhood Education (Certificate Only) - Online, Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online, more...
  • Degrees: Certificate, Master

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

  • Programs: M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies, M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

  • Programs: Instructional Design & Technology
  • Degrees: Master

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership - Higher Education Track, Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership, Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership - Conflict Resolution Track
  • Degrees: Doctorate

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: PhD in Instructional Design and Technology, Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Certificate

NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.

  • Programs: Master of Education - Data Driven Instruction , Certificate in Ministry Leadership, Associate in Ministry Leadership, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Certificate, Associate
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More California Preschool Teacher Training Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bethany University Scotts Valley Masters 537
Bethesda Christian University Anaheim Masters & First Professional 345
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Masters 19,777
California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield Masters 7,700
California State University-Chico Chico Masters 17,034
California State University-Fresno Fresno Doctorate 22,383
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton Doctorate 37,130
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate 21,051
California State University-Northridge Northridge Doctorate 35,446
California State University-Sacramento Sacramento Doctorate 28,829
California State University-Stanislaus Turlock Doctorate 8,836
College of the Redwoods Eureka Associate 6,025
Humphreys College-Stockton Stockton Bachelors & First Professional 756
Mills College Oakland Doctorate 1,446
Mount St Mary's College Los Angeles Doctorate 2,366
National University La Jolla Masters 26,363
Pacific Union College Angwin Masters 1,363
Saint Marys College of California Moraga Doctorate 3,801
San Diego State University San Diego Doctorate 35,695
San Francisco State University San Francisco Doctorate 30,125
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
World Mission University Los Angeles Masters & First Professional 249

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Preschool Teachers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Preschool Teachers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Preschool Teachers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 570 $34410 0.72
Fresno 800 $26470 0.88
Hanford 120 $31070 1.09
Corcoran 120 $31070 1.09
Chico 390 $21700 2.03
El Centro 180 $30230 1.22
Oxnard 890 $29970 1.12
Thousand Oaks 890 $29970 1.12
Ventura 890 $29970 1.12
Redding 180 $24410 1.12
Riverside 3020 $28820 0.86
San Bernardino 3020 $28820 0.86
Ontario 3020 $28820 0.86
Sacramento 2980 $27350 1.27
Roseville 2980 $27350 1.27
Arden 2980 $27350 1.27
Arcade 2980 $27350 1.27
Salinas 380 $34800 0.87
San Diego 3610 $33310 0.99
Carlsbad 3610 $33310 0.99
Los Angeles 15820 $30120 1.05
Long Beach 15820 $30120 1.05
Anaheim 15820 $30120 1.05
Merced 290 $32760 1.68
Modesto 660 $35810 1.48
Napa 190 $31040 1
Santa Cruz 330 $29380 1.37
Watsonville 330 $29380 1.37
Santa Maria 440 $38050 0.91
Santa Barbara 440 $38050 0.91
Santa Rosa 610 $31940 1.2
San Francisco 8830 $36430 1.5
Oakland 8830 $36430 1.5
Hayward 8830 $36430 1.5
Stockton 730 $28790 1.23
Lodi 730 $28790 1.23
San Jose 4470 $37130 1.64
Sunnyvale 4470 $37130 1.64
Santa Clara 4470 $37130 1.64
Vallejo 0 $30000 0
Fairfield 0 $30000 0
Visalia 280 $27220 0.74
Porterville 280 $27220 0.74
Yuba City 230 $28770 2.21
San Luis Obispo 330 $25320 1.1
Paso Robles 330 $25320 1.1
Arroyo Grande 330 $25320 1.1
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