Master of Science in Education – Teaching and Learning – Early Childhood Initial Licensure

This program prepares students to earn initial licensure for early childhood education through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.


Department of Graduate Education

Shape the lives of young learners

Grow professionally and personally with this transformative program aimed at developing master teachers who utilize empathy and awareness to help their students blossom. Build your portfolio, understand critical issues for in education, and learn how to be a role model for your students. This program allows you to earn your initial licensure in Early Childhood Education through WI DPI.

Program Overview

Children learn an astonishing amount in their early childhood. They are settling into their personalities and developing habits that may last them a lifetime. They need teachers who are not only excellent at their craft, but who feel comfortable being role models. During your time in this program, not only will you learn about teacher responsibilities, educational technology, and how to cultivate relationships with the community, but you will also grow in personal awareness, accountability, and critical thinking. You emerge a better educator and a better person.

Educator discounts

  • Students at one of our many Preferred Educational Partnership Schools can join a cohort at Concordia in the area of education and get 24% off of their tuition.
  • Educators currently working in a Christian K-12 school may receive a 25-percent tuition discount on any graduate-level education program or course.
What to Expect

Graduates will step into the classroom with a whole new set of “tools” to apply in their day-to-day work. As a graduate you will feel the thrill of applying effective techniques and seeing their impact on your students. You will gain a new appreciation for your students, for their parents, and for the community you serve. Most of all, you will feel confident as a leader, an educator and a role model.

Concentrations / Specializations
  • ESL/Bilingual
Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI- Early Childhood

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

  • Kenosha
  • Madison
  • Mequon

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