Bachelor’s Degree Overview
Concordia’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE) is an online degree completion program for individuals working with young children from birth to five years of age. This non-licensure program is available to undergraduate or community college students who have taken foundational courses in ECE. Students may apply the credits they have already earned towards a Bachelor’s degree.
This undergraduate degree in early childhood education addresses the development of the whole child – from physical and emotional, to social and cognitive. We believe that every child is unique and capable, and that childhood should be a time of wonder and promise.
As such, this program places emphasis on creating learning environments where natural curiosity is fostered and where all children thrive. Concordia University ECE students will develop the skills to create meaningful and engaging curriculum that promotes child-centered learning and development.
Program Goals for the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (Birth – 5)
In accordance with the standards outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), candidates who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program will…
- Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple facets of child development as they create learning environments where all children thrive.
- Establish reciprocal family and community relationships, respecting diversity as they partner with families and communities in various aspects of children’s learning and development.
- Use their understanding of assessment in a responsible manner as they collaborate with families and professionals to positively influence children’s development and learning.
- Implement various developmentally effective approaches and tools to enhance learning and development through positive relationships with young children and families.
- Utilize their knowledge of content to create meaningful learning experiences that promotes comprehensive learning and developmental outcomes for all children.
- Conduct themselves as ethical professionals and life-long learners who demonstrate reflective perspectives, make informed decisions, and advocate for sound educational practices.