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Early Childhood Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Concordia University, St. Paul offers specializations in Birth-Grade 3 Early Childhood Education, Child Learning and Development or Parent and Family Education. 

You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any teaching career as you take 63 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the early childhood education curriculum meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirement for a teaching credential.

You’ll have opportunities to learn in a series of classes, field experiences and student teaching opportunities that make for an effective blend of theory and practice. Because we design our early childhood education program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering a career as an early childhood education administrator, early childhood teacher, elementary school teacher (Pre-K through 3 grade), parent educator or early childhood family education educator.

Responsive to Career planning needs

  • CSP’s Office of Career Development provides many resources to support students and alumni with their career goals, including help with employment and graduate school research, resumes, networking, and interview skills.
  • Our integrated career development plan meets you where you are and provides you with tools and strategies to support you in achieving your current and future career goals.
  • Find an internship or network with employers through Concordia’s vast base of local partners.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We have extended our priority undergraduate admissions and enrollment deposit deadlines from May 1 to June.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Foundations of Elementary Mathematics 
  • Child Psychology and Development 
  • Preschool Education 
  • Kindergarten Education 
  • Language Development and Emergent Literacy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    59

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    513

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    46

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official College Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
  • Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution
  • Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
  • Proof of English Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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