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M.A. in Early Childhood Education

Improve curriculum and instruction with 11 focused, online courses

Give Kids a Promising Start

CAEP-Accredited

CDA-Aligned Curriculum

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  • Duration 1.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $395
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • Serve as a leader in early childhood education
  • Now accepting applications – no app fee
  • Scholarships available
  • Convenient payment options

A CAEP-accredited master’s for the dedicated child education specialist

Why work in early childhood education? You’re motivated to shape young minds and make a difference in the lives of children with a focus on future families and communities. A master’s in early childhood education puts the “how” behind the “why” with early childhood education research and theory, best practices and strategies for advanced preparation in the field.

Become an early childhood education specialist by completing online coursework. You can opt to study education in multicultural settings through a diverse classroom course if you prefer the all-online learning format.

A culminating capstone project cements learning with a review/analysis of current educational research.

Curriculum

The master’s in early childhood education online program is 30 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. Your total tuition will be $11,850. 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.

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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 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 10 courses.

The M.A. in Early Childhood Education includes 30 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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