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Gain Valuable Skills for the Classroom and Beyond

Develop an in-depth understanding of early childhood theories, best practices and real-world application with a child development or early childhood education degree from Concordia University, St. Paul. With program options at every level, you can earn the credential that’s right for you and your career goals. Curriculum focuses on advocacy and leadership in the childhood education field, as well as exploring the developmental stages all young children experience. Courses address standards from the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), so you can be confident you’re gaining the right skills to help your students achieve more. And at Concordia, you’ll learn from experts in a flexible online format designed for your success.


  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
  • Master of Arts in Education - Early Childhood Education


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    Career Preparation

    Concordia is committed to preparing students to become successful professionals with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

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    Relevant Curriculum

    Through practical coursework grounded in theoretical foundations, Concordia's programs empower students to apply what they learn to their career paths.

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    Expert Faculty

    Our highly skilled instructors have years of experience in their fields, giving students the support they need to thrive.

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    Concordia graduates earn some of the highest salaries among alumni from Minnesota colleges and universities.*


  • Among U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs for Bachelor's degrees
  • Ranked #3 among Washington Monthly's Best 4-year Colleges for Adult Learners
  • state outline of MNConcordia alumni earn some of the highest salaries in Minnesota*

*Based on data from comparable Minnesota institutions that participated in a study conducted by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Data retrieved 4/15/16.


Concordia University, St. Paul was founded in 1893 as a Christian liberal arts university dedicated to providing students with an exceptional education to prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives. We have remained focused on that mission for over 100 years.

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