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A.A. in Early Childhood Education

Answer the call to work as an Early Childhood Educator

CAEP-Accredited

No. 1 Most Affordable in Twin Cities

Aligned with CDA Credentials

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $420
  • Credit Hours 64

Program Benefits

  • Flexible, online format
  • Now accepting applications – no app fee
  • Free transfer credit evaluation
  • Scholarships available
  • Career advice to help you with your job search

An accredited degree online from the No. 1 Most Affordable College in the Twin Cities

Earning a degree online in ECE gives you the social and physical child development knowledge you need to excel as an educator in two years. Through this affordable associate’s in early childhood education, you’ll meet the standards of the Child Development Associate National Credentialing program.

You’ll gain additional insight into developmentally appropriate curriculum and learning environments as well as growth and development as you study theories of Piaget, Erickson and other child experts, all in a convenient, online format that fits with your schedule.

With our CAEP-accredited program, you’ll apply all the right classroom practices to foster exceptional learning experiences for young children.

Curriculum

The associate degree in early childhood education program provides a liberal arts perspective through an accelerated General Education core, plus 12 core credit hours. You’ll study foundations of early childhood education, the biological growth and development of children, developmentally appropriate practices for working with children, and the effect that play has on development.

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Program Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

95%

95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul.

44%

CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average, according to the graduate earning data source at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

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Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online associate degree in early childhood education from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The early childhood education associate degree online program from CSP costs $420 per credit hour. You can transfer a maximum 30 credit hours to get your total tuition cost down to $14,280. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.

Faculty

You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your associate degree in early childhood education program. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying at campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous or asynchronous coursework. With our flexible online framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience, and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

Online Experience

Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of Concordia’s online programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

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.

Excluding general education requirements, the A.A. in Early Childhood Education has four courses.

Online associate programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are $420 per credit hour.

This program will prepare you to apply for the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program.

Without transfer credits, completing 64 credit hours at $420 per credit hour totals $26,880. However, with the maximum amount of transfer credits (30), your total tuition could be as low as $14,280 before scholarships and financial aid.

This program is offered fully online from Concordia University, St. Paul.

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