Concordia University - Saint Paul

Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Child Development degree is to educate professionals to work with young children and families in early childhood settings. Practices of early childhood professionals focus on teaching strategies based on child development and learning styles; creating developmentally, individually and culturally appropriate practices; assessing children?s development and learning; and developing positive relationships with children and their families.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the theories in the field of early education that support best practices.
  • Explain major developmental theories of early childhood education.
  • Define developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Articulate the role of families as the primary teachers, caregivers and models in the lives of young children.
  • Create inclusive and effective learning environments for young children.
  • Develop a framework for making ethical decisions as early childhood professionals.

Program Details

  • The online program consists of 42 credit hours in accelerated seven-week semesters.
  • Tuition for the program is $395 per credit hour.

Adult Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s), showing degree conferral when appropriate, from all colleges attended
  • Satisfactory score on the TOEFL (for international students); minimum scores: 523 on paper or 193 on computer
  • Statement of goals - Write a brief statement covering your employment history and long-term academic and professional goals

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