Master of Arts in EducationEarly Childhood

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Early Childhood Curriculum Overview

Requirements

  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system. More information can be found on the How to Request Official Transcripts site.
    • Please have all official transcripts sent to: Concordia University – Saint Paul Office of Graduate Admission ATTN: Kristine Erickson 1282 Concordia Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104
  3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via your student portal. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
    • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
    • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at Concordia University, St. Paul must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements. Contact the University Help Desk at helpdesk@csp.edu or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

Meet Your Professors

Mrs. Oluwatoyin Akinde Fakuajo Assisant Professor of Education

Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinde Fakuajo brings a practical approach to Leadership in Education.

Dr. Sally Baas Professor of Teacher Education, Director of SEAT Program

Dr. Baas has devoted her teaching to preparing future educators for diversity in the classroom and developing teaching methods to best serve students of various ethnic backgrounds.

Richard Benson Instructor of Teacher Education

Rick has been a faculty member at Concordia University St. Paul since 1999 serving as an Instructor in both the Undergraduate Teacher Education Department and the Kinesiology

Dr. Cheryl Chatman Ed.D Executive Vice President, Dean of Diversity, Professor of Education

Dr. Chatman works with the president and campus to help provide a climate necessary for institutional excellence, and serves as a link between and among the campus and community.

Dr. Lynn Gehrke Chair - Department of Undergraduate Teacher Education

Dr. Gehrke specializes in early childhood and elementary education.

Diane Harr Assistant Professor of Special Education, Coordinator of Special Education and Chair of Undergraduate/Initial Licensure Programs

Harr coordinates and teaches in graduate special education programs and undergraduate criminal justice.

Donald Helmstetter, Ph.D. Director, Education Doctorate Programs

In addition to his administrative duties at Concordia, Dr. Helmstetter continues to teach leadership courses at the graduate and post-graduate level.

Lonn Maly Dean, College of Education & Science

Lonn Maly is a graduate of Concordia University who worked for 14 years as a teacher and a principal in Lutheran schools in Michigan and Southern California.

Dr. Michele Pickel Professor of Teacher Education

Since joining the faculty at Concordia, Dr. Pickel has been a strong proponent of Service-Learning.

Mr. Jerry Robicheau Term Faculty of Education
Dr. Suzanne Starks Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Starks teaches within the K-6 and Birth to Grade licensure tracks, supervises early childhood practicum and student teaching field experiences.

Ms. Barbara Wissink Assistant Professor in Education, Coordinator of Reading Licensure Program

Dr. Wissink has the experience to bring course material to life for students and illustrate how practical theories work in the real classroom setting.

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