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Child Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Bachelor of Arts in Child Development program from Concordia University, St. Paul consists of 42 credit hours and is offered fully online.  The Online Bachelor's in Child Development program is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule.
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Students will learn developmentally appropriate practices, and focus on advocacy and leadership in the field of early education. 

Program courses address the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for initial professional preparation. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to articulate the theories in the field of early education that support best practices and define developmentally appropriate practices.

Students om the Child Development program at Concordia University, St. Paul will be required to complete fieldwork in a licensed child care or early childhood learning center.  Fieldwork may consist of observing children and staff, interviewing teachers and program administrators, and other activities related to topics of study.  Students are not required to be employed in a licensed child care or early childhood learning center. Your Enrollment Counselor can provide more details.

Career Potential

  • After graduation, people who possess a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development can pursue a variety of different careers. Graduates may be attracted to working as director of a preschool or daycare. There is rising demand in the community child education sector, social work and child life specialist areas.
  • The field of child development is attractive to many students due to its interdisciplinary nature. In addition to education, the degree combines several aspects of psychology, communication and social science. Graduates of this program have a wide base of knowledge within these fields, making the degree extremely valuable. As an example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the need for preschool teachers will grow by 25 percent by the year 2020.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education 
  • Writing for Educators 
  • Growth and Development of Children 
  • Child Social and Emotional Growth 
  • Human Diversity and Relations 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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