M.Ed. Early Childhood Education Birth–3rd Inclusive

As a student in Concordia University, Nebraska’s Early Childhood Education Birth-3rd Inclusive program, you’ll gain the skills you need to positively impact the lives of young children. 

When you choose Concordia for your M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education Birth-3rd Inclusive, you will: 

  • Learn innovative educational theory and instructional techniques through curriculum that explores current research and modern issues in teaching.  
  • Be prepared to step into the role of an accomplished teacher and mentor. 
  • Learn from expert veteran educators who deliver relevant, real-world experiences. 
  • Earn your online master’s degree from a university that intentionally intersects Christian faith, life experience and academics to help you grow as a whole person. 
  • Complete your 100 hours of direct field experience and 16 weeks of pre-primary and primary student teaching. 

Early Childhood Education Online Courses

57 credit hours
$340* PER credit hour for Nebraska Residents & Lutheran Educators
$425 PER credit hour Outside of Nebraska
Class Type 100% Online, 8-week courses

Get more info and start your Early Childhood Education journey today!

Earn your M.Ed. with Value(s)

Start your journey today by filling out this quick form and one of our enrollment counselors will be in touch soon.

Program Highlights


With a degree in Early Childhood Education Birth-3rd Inclusive from Concordia University, you’ll find a distinctive blend of faith-based instruction and real-world, hands-on experience, including: 

  • Real-life application of course work. This M.Ed. program’s practicum requires the completion of 100 hours of field experience and 16 weeks of student teaching in pre-primary (PK) and primary (K-3rd) environments. 
  • Early Childhood Education Birth-3rd Inclusive endorsement options. If you have already earned a master’s in education degree from Concordia Nebraska, you can earn the Early Childhood Endorsement or one of our many additional teaching endorsements. 
  • TEACH Grant eligibility. Students who meet requirements for the TEACH Grant may be able to apply grant funds to the Master of Education in the early childhood education program. 


Learn from experts in special education who bring faith, years of experience and specialized knowledge to the classroom. 

Meet the faculty


RSVP to one of our next information sessions

Information Sessions

Learn more about our programs at one of our next information sessions.

You may register for an information session by clicking "RSVP" next to your desired date and time.

Information sessions run approximately 20 minutes. During these meetings, we will discuss the program formats, application process, financial aid, payment plans and questions that you may have.

Nebraska Resident

December 20 4:00 pm


Concordia’s online graduate program in Early Childhood Education Birth-3rd Inclusive conforms to the standards prescribed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Concordia is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.   



No teaching certificate or GRE required; students with current elementary teaching certificates may add the ECE endorsement to their degree. 

Degree Goals

Concordia’s NCATE-accredited online degree in Early Childhood Education Birth-3rd Inclusive teaches students how to use a faith-based approach in diverse classrooms to help young children develop fundamental skills they’ll use throughout their lifetimes. 

An Early Childhood Education Birth-3rd Inclusive graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Establish a deep understanding of current models and trends in early childhood education. 
  • Complete an advanced study of childhood development through the elementary school years. 
  • Exhibit an understanding of the selection and administration of standardized assessments for screening, diagnostics and progress monitoring. 
  • Expand your knowledge of key learning theories and their implications for the early classroom setting. 
  • Understand concepts and issues related to behavior management, education methods and procedures for serving the emotional, academic and social needs of young students. 


Related Programs

Interested in advancing your teaching skills, but not sure which M.Ed. is right for you? Explore our other master’s in special education programs or learn more about other M.Ed. degree paths at Concordia University: 


M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction

The Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction online helps you become a forward-thinking curriculum coordinator or teacher leader.

Learn more about M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction


Early Childhood Special Education

Our early childhood special education master's program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement and assess learning experiences in an early childhood special education (birth through kindergarten) classroom. As a teacher or other professional who understands disabilities, you have the opportunity to work closely with students with diverse developmental needs and help them establish a firm educational foundation filled with unique potential.

Learn more about Early Childhood Special Education


M.Ed. Special Education

Learn effective instructional strategies for students with learning, cognitive, mental and physical disabilities in our Master’s in Special Education online.

Learn more about M.Ed. Special Education

*Discounted rate does not apply to course-only options.