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Early Childhood Education

Building Bridges

For those who want to make a positive impact in the lives of young children, a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Concordia can be the next step in your professional journey. From birth through age five, children acquire the basic capabilities that prepare them for later success. Your specialized skills – and caring heart – can make a world of difference to children in these formative years. At Concordia, we believe that every child is unique and capable, and that childhood should be a time of wonder and promise. This program focuses on the whole child and is designed to help bridge the period from the preschool years to elementary school.

Why Concordia?

Concordia’s degree completion, non-licensure program consists of 12 courses offered over four semesters, with an internship serving as the fifth and final semester. Our cohort-based system provides built-in networking and support, ensuring that learning is meaningful and relevant. If you’re already working in a preschool or child care setting, you can continue to do so while pursuing your degree, applying what you learn every day.

Fast Facts

  • Our program builds on your previous work towards an associate’s degree in early childhood or child development
  • Courses are taught by experts in the field, many who have experience at the preschool and primary age levels
  • Transfer coordinators work with you one-on-one to make sure your required lower division credits are met in preparation for the degree-completion program (online options available)

“This program works great for someone who has a family and a job. The faculty are knowledgeable, supportive, full of information, and are always available for you. And the admission transfer coordinators make it happen, transferring your credits easily. I am very impressed with the program.”  – Cheryl Yarwood, current student