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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

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  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure)
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  • B.A. Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. Early Childhood Education with Dual Credential
  • M.A. Early Childhood Education
  • Founded over 60 years ago on the principles of inclusion and social justice.
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  • Has 3 semesters and 6 start dates a year.
  • Located in Pasadena, CA, with instructional sites in Sacramento, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and Visalia as well as online options.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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  • Early Childhood Education - Bachelors
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  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
  • Concordia pursues online learning with the same passion and commitment to excellence that has marked our 110-year history. Our online degrees provides the same high academic standards as our on-campus.
  • #1 in M.Ed Degrees awarded by a Non-Profit University with over 8,000 M.Ed degrees that have been awarded to Concordia Online Students (Based on 2013-2014 IPEDS data); #3 MBA Program in Oregon (2015).
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  • Concordia offers outstanding student-focused support including technical support and student service teams to assist you from initial contact through graduation. 
  • Concordia University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Programs
  • Early Childhood Education - EdS
  • Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education
  • Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
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  • Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership - Higher Education Track
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  • Ranked among the top 20 Regional Universities in the West in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • More than 97% of tenure-track faculty holds a terminal degree in their field.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 15:1, and 47.5% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
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  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
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  • MS in Education - Instructional Technology - Master's Only
  • Online Accelerated Teaching Certification

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

More California Preschool Teacher Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Scotts Valley
Masters
537
Anaheim
Masters & First Professional
345
San Luis Obispo
Masters
19,777
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Chico
Masters
17,034
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
Turlock
Doctorate
8,836
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Stockton
Bachelors & First Professional
756
Oakland
Doctorate
1,446
Los Angeles
Doctorate
2,366
La Jolla
Masters
26,363
Angwin
Masters
1,363
Moraga
Doctorate
3,801
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
San Jose
Masters
31,906
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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 670 $31,890
Chico 470 $24,390
El Centro 130 $37,550
Fresno 920 $26,940
Hanford 120 $24,220
Corcoran 120 $24,220
Sacramento 2830 $28,510
Roseville 2830 $28,510
Arden 2830 $28,510
Arcade 2830 $28,510
Salinas 510 $31,180
San Diego 3620 $30,270
Carlsbad 3620 $30,270
Los Angeles 15980 $31,410
Long Beach 15980 $31,410
Anaheim 15980 $31,410
Merced 180 $37,530
Modesto 470 $26,920
Napa 190 $33,800
Oxnard 810 $31,840
Thousand Oaks 810 $31,840
Ventura 810 $31,840
Redding 220 $25,460
Riverside 3350 $29,050
San Bernardino 3350 $29,050
Ontario 3350 $29,050
San Francisco 9020 $37,280
Oakland 9020 $37,280
Hayward 9020 $37,280
Stockton 850 $29,550
Lodi 850 $29,550
San Jose 4530 $35,770
Sunnyvale 4530 $35,770
Santa Clara 4530 $35,770
Vallejo N/A $28,530
Fairfield N/A $28,530
Visalia 260 $31,980
Porterville 260 $31,980
Yuba City 230 $31,720
San Luis Obispo 260 $27,920
Paso Robles 260 $27,920
Arroyo Grande 260 $27,920
Santa Cruz 390 $29,690
Watsonville 390 $29,690
Santa Maria 390 $35,180
Santa Barbara 390 $35,180
Santa Rosa 650 $35,810

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