CDA Online Coursework

Early Childhood Education Online at the University of Cincinnati is excited to offer coursework to complete the education requirements involved in obtaining your CDA. All of the coursework is completely online, which means that our program is flexible to fit into your schedule. The CDA coursework is available for Family Child Care, Preschool, or an Infant Toddler focus. While UC can provide the coursework for you, the CDA Council awards the certificate. You can visit the CDA Council website for more information.

2 semesters of coursework = CDA Ready!

That's right! Complete just two semesters of course - that's just 8 months - and you will have all of education hours in all of the required subject areas to complete your CDA. We'll even support you in completing your professional portfolio!

Why choose UC for your CDA coursework?

  • Online classes mean flexibility
  • A name you trust for quality and convenience
  • Discount for 5 or more staff enrolled from the same center/employer
  • Qualified college instructors experienced in the field of early childhood development
  • Support for completing your resource file
  • Online orientation for new students/one stop contact for centers
  • Advanced Standing Credit in the Associate degree program in Early Childhood Education Online at UC

CDA Credit Bearing Classes

Use your CDA for College Credit in the AAS program

When you enroll as an official University of Cincinnati student to complete your CDA coursework, you will be entitled to all of the benefits and resources available to traditional on-campus learners. You will receive College Credit and advanced standing in the Associate's Degree Program for your completed CDA coursework. In choosing this option, you will also be eligible for federal financial aid.

For more information on admission requirements, deadlines, and how to apply to UC, please visit the Admissions page. Standard UC Tuition rates apply, and the courses will appear on your transcript.

Online CDA Renewal Workshop

In the Online CDA Renewal Workshop at the University of Cincinnati:

  • Students can earn 15 clock hours or 1.5 CEU's in just two weeks!
  • Student can work at their own pace throughout the week from their computer.
  • Students never need to leave home, spend money on gas or childcare!
  • Cost: $125 for 15 clock hours OR 1.5 CEU -- all materials are included!
  • Three different CDA Renewal workshops will be offered in through out the year OR can be customized specifically for 6 people or more.
  • Please note that these are Family Child Care and Preschool Workshops Only- Infant/Toddler Workshops are not avalable at this time

To learn more about CDA Renewal, please visit the CDA Council website.

For information about the next CDA Renewal Workshop or customizing a Renewal Workshop contact:

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Matt Behrman

Educational Adviser, School of Education