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Elementary Education - Pre-Primary Endorsement, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Paul, MN, United States
The Bachelor in Elementary Education - Pre-Primary Endorsement from Concordia University, St Paul involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective early childhood educator and lifelong learner.  

Overview

The Bachelor in Elementary Education - Pre-Primary Endorsement is delivered by the Concordia University, St Paul. 

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 requirements for a teaching credential (passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required).

Students who complete this major are eligible to apply to the Minnesota Department of Education for a teaching credential for children birth through grade 3. Passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required.

Career Potential

You'll also have real 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.

  • Early Childhood Education Administrator
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher (Pre-K-3 grade)
  • Parent Educator
  • Early Childhood Family Education Educator

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Pre-Primary Education 
  • Build Creative Primary Classroom
  • Family Systems
  • Language Development & Emergent Literacy
  • Authentic Assess/Guidance in ECE
  • Student Teaching
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English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 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

Admission Requirements:
  • Online or Paper Application
  • Official High School Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
  • Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution
    •  Evaluations must be from approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
  • Certification of Finances (2016-2017) indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
  • Proof of English Proficiency 
  • For more information, please visit programme website.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      27000 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 27000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      21750 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Saint Paul

    • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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