Master of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education
Concordia University – Chicago

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education program is designed for educators with an early childhood certificate/endorsement or the pre-kindergarten to age 21 LBS1 endorsement who want to teach early childhood students with disabilities from birth to pre-kindergarten.  It also provides qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge needed to become an early childhood special education teacher.  Students learn to build and strengthen a theoretical understanding of the foundations of early childhood special education as they learn to examine issues relevant to early intervention, least restrictive environment, appropriate educational settings, language development, and special education law and policy.


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcript from each institution through which a degree was earned
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Objective statement of goals
  • Early Childhood Certificate/Endorsement or LBS 1 Endorsement
  • Hold a professional educator license

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission