Early Childhood Education in Maine

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Schools Offering Early Childhood Education Programs in Maine


Around 0.6% of Maine's graduates graduate from early childhood education degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 163 early childhood education professionals graduate from Maine's 10 early childhood education schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maine with a early childhood education program is University of Maine at Farmington, which is located in Farmington. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. 32 students graduated with a degree in early childhood education from University of Maine at Farmington in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Maine at Farmington was $9,022 per year.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a early childhood education program is Washington County Community College. Washington County Community College, which was ranked 74th in the country in 2010, is located in Calais. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Washington County Community College early childhood education program. Washington County Community College charged in-state students $3,514 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Maine that has a early childhood education program is Northern Maine Community College. Northern Maine Community College, which was ranked 75th in the country in 2010, is located in Presque Isle. In 2010, Northern Maine Community College graduated 10 students from its early childhood education programs. Students at Northern Maine Community College paid $3,223 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Early childhood education schools in Maine, charge students an average tuition of $4,443 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $12,254 per year, or as little as $3,124 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maine early childhood education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kaplan University-Maine Campus - located in South Portland, students are charged $12,254 per year
  2. University of Maine at Farmington - located in Farmington, students are charged $9,022 per year
  3. Washington County Community College - located in Calais, students are charged $3,514 per year

The early childhood education schools in Maine that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. York County Community College - located in Wells, students are charged $3,180 per year
  3. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year

An early childhood education degree from a Maine school... what next?

The Maine counties with the largest populations of early childhood education professional are:

  1. Cumberland County - 660 early childhood education professionals
  2. Aroostook County - 100 early childhood education professionals
  3. Penobscot County - 70 early childhood education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of early childhood education professionals is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 7,720 early childhood education professionals working in Maine then. Of these 7,720 early childhood education professionals, the government predicts that 950 will be kindergarten teachers, 6,540 will be elementary school teachers, and 230 will be preschool directors.

Salary

early childhood education professionals in Maine make an average of $44,310 per year. However, Maine early childhood education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $24,390 per year to more than $77,280 per year in 2010. The following counties in Maine have the highest average salaries for early childhood education professionals:

  1. Cumberland County - $45,073 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $44,230 per year
  3. Androscoggin County - $42,000 per year

The following counties in Maine have the lowest average salaries for early childhood education professional:

  1. Aroostook County - $41,130 per year
  2. Androscoggin County - $42,000 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $44,230 per year

The early childhood education professionals with highest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Elementary School Teacher - $45,420 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $45,210 per year
  3. Preschool Director - $42,300 per year

The early childhood education professionals with lowest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $45,210 per year
  2. Preschool Director - $42,300 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in early childhood education in Maine and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or , take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Maine
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education in Maine

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261
5,253 miles from location Central Maine Community College Auburn ME 15.4242 n/a 2,720
5,258 miles from location University of Maine at Farmington Farmington ME 30.7089 41% 2,361
5,231 miles from location Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield ME 15.6908 n/a 2,298
5,194 miles from location Eastern Maine Community College Bangor ME 24.2105 100% 2,099
5,249 miles from location Kaplan University-Maine Campus South Portland ME 12.3758 n/a 1,545
5,257 miles from location York County Community College Wells ME 8.54706 n/a 1,358
5,197 miles from location Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle ME 24.9341 90% 1,129
5,195 miles from location Beal College Bangor ME 10.5598 n/a 505
5,129 miles from location Washington County Community College Calais ME 26.491 n/a 374
 

Curious what studying Early Childhood Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + n/a $45,420
2
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 770 $45,210 -30.0%
3
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program + 220 $42,300 4.8%
 

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