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Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Arts


Majoring in Early Childhood Education at Concordia University, St. Paul involves the study of the methods and practices of teaching. As an early childhood educator, you have the deeply important responsibility and privilege of helping students in some of their most formative years.  


Program Length

62 Credit Hours


On Campus

Within this fully accredited program, you’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective educator. The degree meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for teaching credentials. To earn those credentials, students must also pass standardized examinations of content and pedagogy.

Becoming a teacher is more than a career. Upon completion of the program and state licensure requirements, you can positively impact young people as an instructor in preschool, kindergarten, and grade school settings.

program details

Start your journey toward becoming an educator in one of the most prestigious teaching programs in the state. CSP’s education department prides itself on nearly 60 years of equipping educators with the tools to become effective communicators and influential instructors.

Educators are vitally important to the success of societies as a whole and are required to be proficient in a wide range of skills. You’ll acquire a valuable skillset in areas such as educational psychology, teaching methodology, classroom management, language development, and more.

CSP’s education program is widely recognized as one of the finest in the state of Minnesota and within the Concordia University System. The program is fully accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (continuously since 1969) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching. 

One of the final steps in your journey towards becoming a teacher is student teaching. Student teaching offers direct teaching experiences in the classroom that help you develop the understanding, skills, and dispositions necessary for success. After completing your time as a student teacher and finishing licensure requirements, you can step into any number of roles as an early childhood educator.

career support

The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.

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