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Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Make a difference, from the start

Early childhood is a critical age. It’s a time when children are so full of wonder, and it’s the time to lay the groundwork for their entire educational experience. The Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education program of Concordia University Wisconsin will prepare you to be an early childhood educator, and get you ready to work with children from birth through grade three.

Using a Christian emphasis, this program offers a Lutheran Teacher Diploma track if you’d like to pursue education as an LCMS church work professional. It also has a Christian Teacher Certification track if you’d rather pursue education in another Christian school setting. All tracks lead to Wisconsin state licensure, which lets you serve in both Christian or public schools from elementary schools pre-K to 3rd grade, profit and nonprofit centers, Head Start programs, family childcare centers, after school programs, and outdoor settings such as camps or nature preschools. The program has a strong liberal arts foundation, meaning you’ll get a well-rounded education. Our Early Childhood program is accredited and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

What to expect

Programmatic focus areas include whole child development, creative and integrated play-based learning, and developmentally appropriate practice. You’ll start with specific education coursework, but you’ll also receive practical field experience beginning freshman year. The program will help you master content knowledge as well as a wide range of instructional strategies, and will help you develop skills you’ll find valuable as an educator - from managing your classroom and designing curricula to engaging with families and communities.

Careers

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Childcare Worker

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.

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

Programme Structure

For more information visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    6

    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:

    55

    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: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Graduation from the equivalent of US high school 
  • GPA equivalency of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of English language proficiency with minimum scores of 61 TOEFL, 6 IELTS or 55 PTE (students without these scores can still apply for conditional admission)
  • ACT or SAT is not required for admission, but a result will increase scholarship options

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Mequon

  • 1621 - 2690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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