Concordia University-Portland

Early Childhood Education: Curriculum and Leadership


2811 NE Holman Street

Portland, OR 97211

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Early Childhood Education: Curriculum and Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

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. Our non-licensure/non-endorsement certificates can be completed fully online in less than eight months. 

Designed for those working in the field of education, Concordia’s Graduate Certificate programs provide additional skills to enhance the teaching and learning processes in their classrooms or programs. These non-licensure/non-endorsement certificate programs are developed and taught by an engaging faculty of practitioners with a background in education. Our relevant, regularly updated courses empower educators by providing in-depth expertise in the subject area of each certificate, building theoretical and practical knowledge for continued learning. Classes are offered completely online so you can log in from anywhere, at any time of day. That convenience paired with clearly defined coursework, realistic deadlines, and the ability to immediately apply what you learn in your classroom make our certificate programs ideal for your busy working lifestyle. Take just one course at a time and complete your certificate in less than eight months.

Choose from one of the following four certificate programs:

•Early Childhood Education: Curriculum and Leadership
•Transformative Practices for English Language Learners
•Transformative Practices in Reading
•Trauma and Resilience Leadership in Educational Settings

With Concordia's online certificate program, you can:

• Access your coursework from anywhere, at the time of day that works for you
• Complete your program one course at a time, with built in breaks
• Apply what you learn immediately in your own classroom
• Earn your certificate in less than eight months
Accredited, nonprofit, and faith-based, Concordia University–Portland is one of the largest and most respected names in education today. When you join Concordia University's College of Education, you join a growing network of high-impact education professionals—already 20,000 strong. Our graduates stand out with the skills, integrity, and compassion necessary to meet rapidly changing needs of students. Together, we’re making an impact in education.


Concordia University 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.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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