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Online Education Degrees

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children

Concordia University, St. Paul provides several accredited online teaching degree programs for those entering the education field and working professionals seeking advancement. In our on education degrees, you’ll help children flourish by studying how they grow and develop. Expert faculty will guide you through analysis of educational theories, applying their principles to your own teaching practices.

Our online Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education gives you a comprehensive foundation in the field while preparing you to apply for your Child Development Associate® credential. The B.A. in Child Development focuses on maintaining an inclusive classroom, defining the roles of families and caregivers, plus hands-on fieldwork experience. In the master’s degree for teachers, you’ll build advanced teaching and administrative skills for early childhood education, including literacy development, curriculum, and instruction, plus best practices for students with special needs.

With an education degree online from CSP, you could work at a preschool, daycare, or elementary school. With CSP’s master’s in education online program, you might also explore careers in administration, human services, social work, or mental health. Our online education degrees feature 7-week accelerated coursework, plentiful transfer credit options, and multiple start dates per year.

Recognition for CSP’s Online Education Degrees

  • Ranked #16 in Best Colleges in Minnesota by Salary Potential, according to the College Salary Report by PayScale.
  • Earn 44% more than the national average as a CSP graduate, according to collegescorecard.ed.gov.
  • 95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by CSP.
  • The A.A. in Early Childhood Education meets the training requirements for the Child Development Associate® (CDA) National Credentialing Program.
  • The B.A. in Child Development and M.A. in Early Childhood Education addresses the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for initial professional preparation.

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Online Education Degrees

PBuild a foundation in early childhood education or advance in your early childhood teaching career with a teaching degree online from CSP.

A.A. in Early Childhood Education

Designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule, this degree allows students to maintain a professional edge in the Early Childhood Education field.

B.A. in Child Development

Students will learn developmentally appropriate practices and focus on advocacy and leadership in the field of early education, with courses addressing the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for initial professional preparation.

Doctorate in Education

The Ed.D. is for graduate students seeking to maximize their leadership and scholarship talents with the support of their colleagues, faculty, and instructional practitioners.

Educational Specialist–Principal Licensure (K–12)

This program is for experienced educators who wish to expand their teaching skills and enhance the classroom experience by utilizing innovative approaches to technology.

Educational Specialist–Special Education Director Licensure

The Ed.S. Special Education Director Licensure includes the study of legal issues, program policies, inclusionary leadership, and funding for special education directors.

Educational Specialist–Superintendent Licensure

The Ed.S. Superintendent Licensure is for experienced educators with at least three years of teaching experience who currently hold a Master’s degree and a valid Minnesota teaching license who wish to become licensed as a superintendent in the state of Minnesota.

M.A. in Differentiated Instruction

This program assists PK–12 teachers in the application of purposeful and dynamic strategies that empower each learner to access the full curriculum and achieve academic success in a complex learning environment.

M.A. in Early Childhood Education

Students who earn their master’s in early childhood education will interpret, evaluate, and apply research and theory related to all areas of early childhood education.

M.A. in Education–Educational Leadership

This program prepares teachers to meet the learning needs of today’s K–12 students from an administrative role by developing an understanding of effective school organization, management, and leadership.

M.A. in Education–Educational Technology

This program is for experienced educators who wish to expand their teaching skills and enhance the classroom experience by utilizing innovative approaches to technology.

M.A. in Education–English as a Second Language

The M.A. in Education with an emphasis in English as a Second Language provides educators with the knowledge base and instructional strategies to empower all learners whose first language is other than English.

M.A. in Education–Literacy w/ K-12 Reading Endorsement

This program is for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to further develop their skills in literacy and methods to meet the learning needs of today’s K–12 students.

M.A. in Education–Trauma and Resilience in Education

This two-year master’s program equips education professionals with effective responses to student trauma and ways to help students build the resiliency skills necessary to thrive and learn.

M.A. in Special Education–Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorder M.A. program is designed for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

M.A. in Special Education–Emotional Behavioral Disorders

The Special Education with an emphasis in Emotional Behavioral Disorder M.A. program is designed for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students diagnosed with emotional behavioral disorders.

M.A. in Special Education–Specific Learning Disabilities

The M.A. in Special Education with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Licensure is designed for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with specific learning disabilities.

M.A. in Teaching with Initial K–6 Licensure

The program is designed for candidates to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be effective educators in today’s elementary classrooms. Candidates may earn an initial license or add the K–6 license to an existing license.

Career Outlook: Pursue Teaching, Administration, and More

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of education professions is expected to grow 5 percent through 2028, adding over 500,000 new jobs.¹

With your teaching degree online from CSP, you could pursue teaching or administrative positions in a preschool, childcare center, kindergarten, or elementary school. You might also apply our online education degrees to human services or mental health careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, you can transfer up to 30 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

Yes, you can transfer up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

Yes, this degree program follows a cohort model.

No, this degree program does not follow a cohort model.

Your first step is to complete the online application, and then prepare your high school or college transcripts, if applicable. See the How to Apply page for more information.

Your first step is to complete the online application, and then prepare your high school or college transcripts, if applicable. See the How to Apply page for more information.

Sources

  1. Education, Training, and Library Occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 4 Sept. 2019. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/home.htm. Retrieved 21 May 2020.