Located just ten miles west of Chicago in River Forest, Illinois, Concordia University Chicago is a private, Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college and a member of the ten-school Concordia University System. Concordia University Chicago offers high-quality graduate education programs on-campus and online and strives to equip students to lead with integrity, competence, and compassion.
The College of Education at Concordia University Chicago offers a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Concordia has achieved National Recognition by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), meeting standards as one of the top graduate degree programs in the country. You’ll be guar
Located in Albany, Georgia, Albany State University is a historically black university (HBCU), and a member of the University System of Georgia. The school ranks highly among regional universities in the South and is one of the top 50 public schools in the region (according to U.S. News and World Report). The school’s College of Education has a long history of high-quality programs that have enhanced educational initiatives in the region.
Albany State University’s College of Education offers a CAEP-accredited Master of Education in Early Childhood Education that leads to T-5 certification in ECE. Graduates are prepared to teach children in grades pre-K through grade five as well as being prepared for leadership roles the ECE field. The curriculum emphasizes reflective transformation, cultural responsiveness, and technological competence. Courses include:
- Early Childhood Development
- Cultural Diversity in ECE
- Creative Experiences in ECE
Albany State University’s M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education is a 36-credit program which offers expertise in curriculum development, supervision, and research in the field of Early Childhood Education. To be admitted to Albany State’s program, you’ll need to either have an undergraduate degree in ECE (or the equivalent) or take additional undergraduate courses before beginning the M.Ed. program. This is a highly affordable, accredited program!
anteed a solid foundation in child development theories and how they play out in a variety of educational settings. Courses include:
- Child Development and Ethics in Early Childhood Education
- Developmentally Effective Instruction for Diverse Learners
- Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education
Concordia University Chicago’s M.A. in Early Childhood Education is a 30-credit program available both on campus and online. The program does not lead to licensure, but prepares candidates for a variety of leadership roles in early childhood education—including teachers, administrators, public policy and advocacy specialists, and scholars. If you have an Illinois teaching licensure, you may take additional coursework for endorsements in Special Education and/or ESL.