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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.
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.View Courses
- Meet the emerging standards for early childhood educators.
- Adapt to the needs of young students from birth through grade three.
- Create effective lesson plans that help young children develop lifelong skills.
To apply for the online associate degree in early childhood education from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:
- Completed online application
- Submit official transcripts from your previous regionally accredited institution(s) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.
- If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet. Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
- If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.
- Additional Requirements
- Access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements.
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 $17,640. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.
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.
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
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
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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.