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 102Foundations of Education 1 3
ED 176Health & Well/Young Child Prac4
AL 204College Writing3
AL 180Interpersonal Communication3
ED 103Human Relations for Teachers3
ED 221Child Development3
ED 105Success in College and Online3
or AL 107 Student Success Strategies
ED 180LangLit&Literature in Erly Yrs4
ED 249Curr Dev and Play in EC3
AL 105Literature3
ED 222Safety Iss,First Aid & CPR3
ED 229Assess & Sp Needs in EC Pract4
ED 240Found for Life:Sci Educators3
AL 159Heritage of Faith3
AL 161Hist & World Views West World3
ED 219Num Sense in EC Classroom Prac4
ED 218Music, Movmnt, Arts in Earl Ed3
ED 247Learn Exp with Inf & Toddlers3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Total Hours64

  Portfolio 2 (0-credit, Pass/Fail)