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Overview | Early Childhood Education

As an Early Childhood Education major, you 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.


Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify a variety of differences among students and individualize instruction accordingly.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively plan for instruction, incorporating a wide variety of strategies for instruction and classroom management.
  • Students will demonstrate thorough knowledge and application to the teaching of their content.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct and interpret a wide variety of assessments.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in education.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to teach content according to a biblical worldview.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Introduction to Sociology (3)
Child Care & Development (2)
Math for the Elementary Teacher 1 (3)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Geography course (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Freshman Fieldwork (0)
Foundations of Education (2)
Math for the Elementary Teacher 2 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Sophomore Fieldwork (0)
Children’s Literature (3)
Instructional Media & Technology (3)
Human Relations (3)
Program & Curriculum for the Preschool Child (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Curriculum & Methods in Art (1)
Curriculum & Methods in Music (1)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Upper Level Status (0)
The Exceptional Child (3)
Screening, Diagnosis, & Prescription (2)
Biology, Ecology, & Environmental Science for the Elem. Teacher (4)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Literature Elective (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Curriculum & Methods in Reading (3)
Curriculum & Methods in Social Studies (3)
Junior Practicum (0)
Developmental Psychology (3)
Parent Education & Involvement (2)
Classroom Management (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Curriculum & Methods in Math (3)
Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Disabilities (3)
Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3)
Physical Activities for Preschool Child (2)
Astronomy, Geology, & Meteorology for the Elementary Teacher (4)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 18



Bible Elective (3)

Semester 1

Education Seminar (0)
Pre-ST Portfolio Review (0)
Educational Psychology (3)
Teaching Language Arts (3)
Educational Assessment (2)
Chemistry and Physics for the Elementary Teacher (4)
United States History 1 (3)
Bible Elective (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Student Teaching (12)

Total Credits: 12

Related Majors

Elementary Teacher Education
English Education
History Education

Related Minors

Early Childhood Education
Learning Disabilities
Music Education

Potential Career Fields

Preschool teacher
Early childhood teacher
Early childhood program supervisor
Elementary school teacher
Curriculum developer
Mission field teacher

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

MBU Program Faculty

Janelle Coleman

School of Education | Assistant Professor
MEd Teaching and Learning, Liberty University
MS Pupil Personnel Services, Bob Jones University
BS Elementary Education, Bob Jones University

Christine Lincoln

School of Education | Professor
EdD Curriculum and Instruction, Bob Jones University
MEd Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
BS Elementary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Christina Miller

School of Education | Instructor
MS Special Education, University of North Dakota

Regina Delozier

School of Education | Associate Professor
MA Education Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix
BS Mathematics and Engineering Physics, Northeastern State University

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