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M.Ed. Early Childhood Education

30 credit hours

We offer the lowest-priced online M.Ed. in Nebraska and the Concordia University System.

Nebraska Residents & Lutheran Educators $340* PER credit hour

$425/credit hour rate outside of Nebraska

Through our Lutheran Guarantee, Lutheran Educators from around the world qualify for our special rate.

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

Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses

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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. You’ll learn innovative educational theory and proven instructional techniques through a curriculum that explores current research and modern issues in teaching. The master's program requires the completion of 45 hours of field experience. 

Our faculty have experience as early childhood educators and will deliver relevant, real-world examples throughout our early childhood education online program. In addition, our program explores key topics including:

  • Early childhood program organization and management
  • Language and literacy development
  • Research evaluation and design
  • Family and culture
  • Age-specific study of developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment

With a flexible online format, you can study at your own pace when it’s most convenient for you. Concordia Nebraska’s early childhood education online program can be completed in 24 months. With the fast track option, you can earn your degree in 20 months. Our program does not require you to have a teaching certification or GRE scores, and it is eligible for the TEACH grant. However, if you have a current elementary teaching certificate you may also add the ECE endorsement while completing the masters.

Our online master’s in early childhood education is accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It also conforms to the guidelines prescribed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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. To learn more about our endorsement programs and their specific requirements, you can get in touch with an online enrollment counselor.

Master's in Early Childhood Education Courses

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Concordia NebraskaMaster's in Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.) | Concordia Nebraska Core Concepts

Concordia University, Nebraska’s early childhood online program helps students become an accomplished teacher and mentor and develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide the best start in education for young children.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will explore the planning, organization, management and evaluation programs for young children and families

Students will study the developmental reading skills, specifically in oral language, reading interests, the integration of language arts and modern issues

Students will examine the instructional, curriculum and assessment methods and development for young children from birth through third grade

Program Goals


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 focused on incorporating diversity and differences based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, language, spiritual development and special needs



Demonstrate an advanced understanding of child development, including the ability to implement appropriate curriculum activities that advance all areas of children’s development and learning, and techniques for appropriate learning assessment

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Master's in Early Childhood Education Online Faculty

As experts in early childhood education, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom.

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