Annette Anschutz began serving at Concordia in August 2009 as Assistant Professor of Education and Program Director of the Undergraduate and Graduate Early Childhood Programs. She also serves as Chair for the annual Early Childhood Conference. Prior to coming to Concordia, Anschutz spent 25 years serving as director of Lutheran early childhood programs in California, Nevada and of which the past 17 years were at St. John Child Development Center in Seward.
Dr. Annette Anschutz's Academic Programs
Early Childhood Education
With Concordia University, Nebraska’s early childhood education online program, you will gain the skills you need to make a positive impact in the lives of young children. This program will prepare you for the role of an accomplished teacher and mentor as you complete advanced study in early childhood development and education.
Early Childhood Education Birth–3rd Inclusive
Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of young students. One of the few programs of its kind offered solely online, Concordia University, Nebraska's online master's in early childhood education program prepares you to put children first as you teach children from birth through third grade. While you earn your ECE degree online, you can also obtain your initial teaching license.
Concordia University, Nebraska offers many teaching endorsements online with our graduate education programs that meet Nebraska state requirements Through nationally accredited curricula developed by experienced practitioners, you will gain knowledge, skills and tools needed to advance your career in education.
Early Childhood Birth-3rd Grade Inclusive Education
The early childhood education program at Concordia University, Nebraska equips teacher candidates with a current and well-researched curriculum to help you teach children at a critical stage in their growth and development by creating an education program specific to their needs. In addition to adding the supplemental early childhood endorsement to an elementary teaching degree, Concordia Nebraska also offers a stand-alone, birth through third grade inclusive program.
As an elementary educator, you are certified to teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade. You will typically spend the day with the same group of students, teaching them foundational skills in a wide variety of subjects. The liberal arts education you will receive at Concordia University, Nebraska, along with subject-specific methodology courses in the education department, will prepare you to be an outstanding elementary school teacher.
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. When you decide to pursue a master's in early childhood special education, you have the ability to make a positive impact in the lives of young children and their families.
Exceptional Learners B-3rd Certificate
The Curriculum and Instruction: Exceptional Learners certificate from Concordia University, Nebraska provides teaching strategies for partnering with families, designing curriculum and assessing and guiding learning for diverse and exceptional learners.