Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education / Curriculum & Leadership
Concordia University – Portland

Program Details

If you want to show that your knowledge, skills, and dedication to education go beyond the ordinary, it’s time to consider a certificate program. Earning a graduate-level certificate from Concordia University–Portland will set you apart — and put you ahead. Concordia offers a range of certificate programs designed for working professionals interested in deepening their understanding of a specific subject area, teaching discipline, or set of competencies. Taught by experienced practitioners who stay current on the needs of today’s classrooms, schools, and communities, Concordia’s certificate programs will connect you with peers equally committed to the success of their students — and their own success. Concordia's non-licensure/non-endorsement certificates can be completed fully online in less than eight months. 

The Early Childhood Education (ECE): Curriculum & Leadership certificate is designed for those who want to teach young children (birth to age eight) through active, hands-on engagement. Online coursework will explore the latest research and current trends in ECE while deepening your knowledge about collaboration with/advocacy for families and leadership in early childhood settings. In less than eight months, you can advance your skills with the latest tools and strategies for enhancing the mindset, growth, and abilities of your young students.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Work History Form
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Statements of Intent
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants

School Accreditation Statement

Concordia University–Portland is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and is a member of the Concordia University System.

Geographic Restrictions

Not authorized for residents of Kentucky.