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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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  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
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  • 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.
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  • B.A. Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. Early Childhood Education with Dual Credential
  • M.A. Early Childhood Education
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  • Early Childhood Education - EdS
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  • M.Ed. - Program Specialist in Early Childhood Specialist
  • M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education
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  • MS - Teaching and Learning
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  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration
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  • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis

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More California Preschool Teacher Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 670 $34,060
Chico 470 $31,170
El Centro 130 $40,950
Fresno 920 $28,610
Hanford-Corcoran 120 $28,920
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 2830 $30,130
Salinas 510 $38,390
San Diego-Carlsbad 3620 $32,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 15980 $36,030
Merced 180 $37,250
Modesto 470 $34,860
Napa 190 $35,700
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 810 $33,350
Redding 220 $27,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 3350 $31,670
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 9020 $39,730
Stockton-Lodi 850 $36,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 4530 $39,630
Vallejo-Fairfield N/A $30,620
Visalia-Porterville 260 $33,060
Yuba City 230 $36,670
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 260 $29,030
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 390 $34,650
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 390 $40,940
Santa Rosa 650 $38,030

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