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Head Start MN

Prepare to Succeed - Welcome MN Head Start Staff!

The 2013 deadline for Head Start teachers to meet federally mandated credential requirements is rapidly approaching. Here in Minnesota, hundreds of Head Start teachers have earned their bachelor's degree but have not yet met Early Childhood coursework requirement outlined in the statue.

Concordia University believes that the work of Head Start professionals is incredibly important to children and families throughout our country. We are committed to providing Early Childhood programming that is current and research-based and promotes lifelong learning in the lives of education professionals.

Historically, at least 20 percent of the students enrolled in our online programs are Head Start professionals from around the country. They overwhelmingly agree that their coursework at Concordia has helped them become better educators and has made a significant impact in their work with children and families.


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$2,000 Concordia Partnership Advantage Scholarship

Concordia University, St. Paul is offering MN Head Start employees a $2000 scholarship over the duration of their adult undergraduate or graduate program, along with waiving the application fee and granting priority admission status. Please contact Louise Ehrhart at or via phone at (651) 603-6190 for specific information on admission process.


Highlights of Concordia's Programs

FAST-PACED: Complete your degree in 14-22 months (depending on the program)
FOCUSED: In-class or online formats
FLEXIBLE: Classes meet one night a week, same night and time
COLLABORATIVE: Your cohort (a learning group of 10-20 people) stays together for the duration of the program. You benefit from the skills and experience of fellow classmates in a high-trust, team-oriented environment.

Adult Undergraduate Early Childhood Programs

Graduate Early Childhood Programs

  • Classroom Instruction w/K-12 Reading Endorsement (in-class)
  • Differentiated Instruction (in-class or online)
  • Early Childhood Education (online)
  • Educational Leadership (in-class or online)
  • Educational Technology (in-class or online)
  • Family Life Education (online)
  • Special Education (in-class or online)
  • View complete list of all our graduate programs


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