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M.A. in Early Childhood Education

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Improve Curriculum and Instruction with 10 Focused, Online Courses


CDA-Aligned Curriculum

Industry-Experienced Faculty

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $395
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • Study a career-connected curriculum
  • Christian, liberal arts education
  • Scholarships available
  • Convenient payment options
  • Now accepting applications – no app fee

A CAEP-Accredited Master’s for the Dedicated Child Education Specialist

CSP Global’s master’s in child education online program prepares you to shape young minds and make a difference in the lives of children. Study a career-connected curriculum focused on the most prevalent research, theories, and strategies for advanced preparation in the field. Guided by industry-experienced faculty members, you’ll also complete a culminating capstone project to cement your learning with a review and analysis of current educational research.

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The master’s in early childhood education online program is 30 credit hours. You’ll study a career-connected curriculum that explores theories of play, language and literacy development, educational research, family systems, and curriculum and instruction. You’ll also complete a capstone course that leads you through a review and critical analysis of current educational research, based on your desired career path.


Program Outcomes

  • Develop and implement curricula for the education of young children.
  • Interpret, assess, and apply research and theory to early childhood education practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the ethics and moral philosophy related to education.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the master’s in early childhood education online degree program from Concordia University, St. Paul, it is preferred that you are employed, or regularly volunteering, in the area of education with children. You’ll also need:

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Tuition Details

The online M.A. in Early Childhood Education costs $395 per credit hour, making your total tuition $11,850. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are available to help you pay for your education.


At CSP Global, you’ll have support from industry-experienced faculty who will offer guidance and answer your questions throughout your online master’s in early childhood education program. It’s yet another way the online format mimics the experience of studying on campus.

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

With over 25 years of experience and more than 40 online programs, CSP Global is a pioneer in online education. As part of our diverse online community, you’ll receive a liberal arts education guided by Lutheran principles. The career-connected curricula, flexible learning options, and alumni connections available at CSP Global mean you’ll graduate ready for success. We are committed to delivering online programs with the same quality as our on-campus learning.

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Financial Aid

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of CSP Global’s 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 CSP Global 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 CSP Global.

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