Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

If you love working with Christ’s littlest lambs, consider a degree in early childhood education at Concordia. Teach and guide children during their most formative years, as they explore the joys of learning and discover their faith in Christ.


Department of Early Childhood Education

Leading the littlest lambs

Does working with young kids make your heart happy? When you watch a first grader finger paint, or sing at the top of his lungs, or look at his teacher like he’s found his hero, it’s not hard to understand the joys of working in early childhood education. The impression you make here will be lasting. These formative minds are looking to you as their Christian example.

Credits 21
Cost Per Credit $497
  • Kindergarten Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Childcare Workers
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Program Overview

Have you always had a gift for connecting with little children? It’s not as easy as it looks, but it’s certainly one of the highest callings that God has placed upon us! At Concordia, our early childhood education program emphasizes child development, play theory, faith development, emergent literacy, children’s literature, early social-emotional growth, and developmentally appropriate curriculum planning.

What to Expect

Graduates will be state certified to teach youth up to age eight. You can also pursue dual certification in regular and special education. Early childhood students take the liberal arts core, developmental classes, and courses in methods and techniques designed for early childhood students focused on math, science, language and literacy, social skills development, working with families, music, art, and health and wellness for children up to age eight.

Concentrations / Specializations

You can choose an early childhood concentration in:

  • Administration
  • Language Arts/Communications
  • Family Studies
  • Creative Arts
Licensure / Certifications
Graduates of the program will be state certified to teach from birth to age eight. Early childhood education majors can also pursue dual certification in regular and special education.

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education program is available at the following:

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