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Overview | Early Childhood Education

This two-year degree prepares you to shape the next generation by working in daycare, after-school programs, and preschools. You’ll have the opportunity to mold and shape children’s mental, social, and spiritual growth during the crucial formative years. Research shows that by giving young children a sense of security and equipping them to handle the stresses of life, you can enhance their brain development. With a solid biblical foundation, this program trains you to model consistent Christlikeness and communicate truth to young children.

Associate’s-to-Bachelor’s Pathway

Continue your studies with either an on-campus or an online bachelor’s degree. All associate’s degree courses may be counted toward a bachelor’s program. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

  • Child Care & Development (2)
  • Parent Education & Involvement (2)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Math for the Elementary Teacher (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

  • Early Childhood Fieldwork 1 (1)
  • Physical Activities for Preschool Child (2)
  • Language Acquisition (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • United States History 1 (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

  • Early Childhood Fieldwork 2 (1)
  • Children’s Literature (2)
  • Curriculum & Methods in Art (1)
  • Curriculum & Methods in Music (1)
  • Program & Curric. for Preschool Child (3)
  • Baptist Heritage (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • Music Elective (2)
  • Open Elective (1)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

  • Early Childhood Fieldwork (3)
  • Child Guidance (2)
  • Admin. of Early Childhood Programs (3)
  • Screening, Diagnosis, & Prescription (2)
  • The Exceptional Child (3)
  • Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
  • BESET (for 4 hours) or Science concept course (3)

Total Credits: 17

Related Majors

Elementary Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Special Education

Related Minors

Early Childhood Education
Cross-Categorical Special Education

Potential Career Options

Child care facility director or worker
Preschool teacher
After-school program activity director

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

Highlighted Program Faculty

Janelle Coleman

School of Education | Assistant Professor


MEd Teaching and Learning, Liberty University
MS Pupil and Personnel Services, Bob Jones University
BS Elementary Education, Bob Jones University

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