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M.A. in Early Childhood Education

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Bringing Together Theory and Research

Interpret, evaluate, and apply research and theory with CSP’s online master’s in early childhood education. You’ll learn the latest strategies and best practices in the field thanks to courses that address the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for advanced professional preparation.

Interpret, evaluate, and apply research and theory with CSP’s online master’s in early childhood education. You’ll learn the latest strategies and best practices in the field thanks to courses that address the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for advanced professional preparation.

Fast Facts

5.5

semesters, depending on transfer credits

33

total credit hours

$395

per credit hour

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Pursue a Wide Range of Advanced Roles

CSP’s master’s in early childhood education is a non-licensure teaching program that can reveal many career possibilities. You could run or own your own preschool or childhood center, teach the next generation of early childhood leaders, take a specialist role in different school settings, or pursue another path as an advocate for young children.

Offered in a fully online format, the master’s in early childhood education degree lets you study in a flexible learning environment where you’ll interact with classmates and professors when it works best for your schedule.

Curriculum

The master’s in early childhood education online program is 33 credit hours. You’ll study theories of play, language and literacy development, educational research, family systems, curriculum and instruction, and a capstone course leads you through a review and critical analysis of current educational research, based on your desired career path.

Curriculum

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 master’s in early childhood education online degree program from Concordia University, St. Paul, you must be employed, or regularly volunteering, in the area of education with children and should demonstrate this involvement. You’ll also need:

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Tuition Details

The master’s in early childhood education online program from CSP costs $395 per credit hour. You can transfer a maximum of half the program’s credit hours, bringing your total tuition as low as $6,715. 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 master’s in early childhood education online 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.

Tuition & Aid

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 50 percent of the program’s credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

The M.A. in Early Childhood Education has 11 courses.

The M.A. in Early Childhood Education includes 33 credit hours.

The online M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University, St. Paul is $395 per credit hour.

You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.

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

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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 11 May 2020.
  2. Preschool Teachers. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/preschool-teachers.htm. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  3. Preschool and Childcare Center Directors. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/preschool-and-childcare-center-directors.htm. Retrieved 28 May 2020.