Degree Overview

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

  • The students will have a thorough understanding of usual early childhood development.
  • The students will value all learners, teaching to the needs of each child in their classroom.
  • The students will be able to create positive, organized learning environments that allow for quality educational experiences.
  • The students will have a strong command of content knowledge that allows them to both succeed on the Praxis CORE and Reading content tests, as well as master the variety of concepts needed to teach lessons to young children.
  • The students will be able to apply their content knowledge to the classroom.
  • The students will be able to assess their students accurately and efficiently using a variety of developmentally appropriate methods.
  • The students will plan developmentally appropriate lessons for young children.
  • The students will plan to use a variety of instructional strategies, focusing on hands-on active learning lessons.
  • The students will utilize reflective practice to continually improve within their field.
  • The students will consistently apply ethical practices when making everyday decisions.
  • The students will welcome collaboration and communication as appropriate vehicles for professional growth.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

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

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

  • Old or 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

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

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 additional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Janelle Coleman - 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

Chistina Miller - Faculty

Christina Miller

School of Education | Instructor


MS Special Education, University of North Dakota

Christine Lincoln - Faculty

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

Regina Delozier - Faculty

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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