Concordia’s Early Childhood Education program emphasizes child development, play theory, faith development, emergent literacy, children’s literature, early social-emotional growth, and developmentally-appropriate curriculum planning.
Our program offers you the opportunity to:
- Work closely with young children in a variety of field experiences.
- Receive a strong liberal arts education in a Christian setting.
- Collaborate with peers in academic, professional, and service projects.
The Early Childhood Education program offers you plenty of opportunities to build your classroom skills. You’ll also collaborate with fellow early childhood students on academic and service projects.
With a degree in Early Childhood you can find meaningful work in:
- Profit and Non-Profit Centers
- Head Start Programs
- Family Childcare Centers
- After School Programs
- Outdoor Settings: Camps or Nature Preschools
Early Childhood students take the liberal arts core, developmental classes, and courses in methods and techniques designed for early childhood students focused on math, science, language and literacy, social skills development, working with families, music, art, and health and wellness for the early childhood age group.
|ED 102||Foundations of Education 1||3|
|ED 176||Health & Well/Young Child Prac||4|
|AL 204||College Writing||3|
|AL 180||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|ED 103||Human Relations for Teachers||3|
|ED 221||Child Development||3|
|ED 105||Success in College and Online||3|
|or AL 107||Student Success Strategies|
|ED 180||LangLit&Literature in Erly Yrs||4|
|ED 249||Curr Dev and Play in EC||3|
|ED 222||Safety Iss,First Aid & CPR||3|
|ED 229||Assess & Sp Needs in EC Pract||4|
|ED 240||Found for Life:Sci Educators||3|
|AL 159||Heritage of Faith||3|
|AL 161||Hist & World Views West World||3|
|ED 219||Num Sense in EC Classroom Prac||4|
|ED 218||Music, Movmnt, Arts in Earl Ed||3|
|ED 247||Learn Exp with Inf & Toddlers||3|
Candidates must complete a background check during their initial course in ED 102 Foundations of Education. Candidates cannot complete practicums until background checks are completed.
Candidates must pass Portfolio 1 and Portfolio 2 prior to graduation. Portfolio 1 is completed in ED 102 Foundations of Education. Candidates enroll in Portfolio 2 upon completion of at least 45 credits.
Portfolio 2 (0-credit, Pass/Fail)