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Early Childhood Education

Students majoring in Early Childhood Education at Concordia will develop the skills and insights to become effective early childhood educators and life-long learners. Students can specialize in Birth-Grade 3 Early Childhood Education, Child Learning and Development or Parent and Family Education. Because of Minnesota's rigorous teacher licensure standards, students graduating from the state's colleges and universities are favorably regarded nationwide.

Students will engage in a series of classes, field experiences and student teaching opportunities which make for an effective blend of theory and practice. They have access to a caring and individualized learning environment in which they work closely with exemplary faculty.

The Teacher Education program at Concordia has been the pride of the University for nearly 60 years. It is widely recognized for excellence in its programs, faculty, staff and candidates, and regarded as among the finest in the state of Minnesota and in 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.