M.Ed. Early Childhood Education

As a student at Concordia University, Nebraska studying Early Childhood Education, you will gain an in depth knowledge to increase your pedagogy and leadership skills. These skills will enable you to positively impact young children and their learning. 

When you choose Concordia for your M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, 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 master’s from a university that intentionally intersects Christian faith, life experience and academics to help you grow as a whole person. 
  • Receive guidance with finding the perfect opportunity to complete your 45 hours of direct field experience. 

Early Childhood Education Courses

30 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

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Program Highlights

WHY STUDY Early childhood education AT CONCORDIA?

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

  • This graduate degree program consists of five hours of teaching and five hours of observation. During this program, you will learn how to educate students with disabilities and also have the opportunity to observe different courses. 
  • Developmentally appropriate practices to support children birth through third grade and their families.
  • Early Childhood Education 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. 

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Mary A.

Every single course I took was applicable to the field of early childhood education. I appreciate how I can and already have applied what I have learned directly into my own classroom.


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Concordia’s online degree in Early Childhood Education conforms to the standards prescribed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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

Earning an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education equips you with the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to become an accomplished teacher who provides young children with the best start in their education. 

An Early Childhood Education graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Understand and process current research and issues in early childhood education. 
  • Commit to professional standards within the early childhood education profession. 
  • Establish and maintain inclusive environments that ensure children’s safety and their healthy development. 
  • Develop positive, supportive relationships with children, families and communities while incorporating diversity and differences based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, language, spiritual development and special needs. 
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of child development, the ability to implement appropriate curriculum activities, and techniques for appropriate learning assessment. 


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