2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) Major (BSEd)

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education

Majors: Early Childhood Education, Biblical Studies

Certification: Pennsylvania (PreK-4) and ACSI (K-8)

Major Mission: The Early Childhood Education major trains students from a philosophical base which reflects a biblical worldview, to serve the community as teachers in public and private schools.

Major Outcomes:

  1. The teacher candidate will integrate knowledge to design coherent learning experiences.
  2. The teacher candidate will implement safe, equitable, learning-focused environments.
  3. The teacher candidate will demonstrate effective instructional practices.
  4. The teacher candidate will demonstrate professionalism.
  5. The teacher candidate will integrate a biblical worldview.

Major Description: The Early Childhood Education Major trains students to teach children in grades PreK-4 in a variety of educational settings. Coursework and field experiences focus on understanding the needs of the "whole child" and implementing developmentally appropriate practices. Students in this major become the generalist elementary teacher, teaching all subjects to students.

Early Childhood Education Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

SOC 101General Psychology

3

EDU 101The Teaching Profession

3

Total Credit Hours:15

LAN 101: B- min. required

EDU 101: C+ min. required

Spring Semester

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT 240Literature for Children and Young Adults

3

MAT 180Selected Topics in Mathematics

3

ELE 103The Education of Children

3

Total Credit Hours:15

LIT 240, MAT 180, ELE 103: C+ min. required

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

MAT 280Selected Topics in Mathematics

3

SOC 325Human Growth & Development

3

EDU 204Instructional Design

3

ELE 205Integrating Play, Movement, and the Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:18

MAT 280, EDU 204, ELE 205: C+ min. required

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

HIS 201U.S. History I (1600-1877)

3

SOC 326Educational Psychology

3

EDU 333The Exceptional Child

3

ELE 201Math Instruction for the Young Child

3

EDU 301Teacher Education Internship I

1

Total Credit Hours:19

SOC 326, EDU 333, ELE 201, EDU 301: C+ min. required

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

SCI 161Integrated Science I

3

EDU 425Educational Assessment for Classroom Teachers

3

ELE 401Collaborative Partnerships

2

ELE 424Literacy for the Young Child

3

EDU 302Teacher Education Internship II

1

Total Credit Hours:18

EDU 425, ELE 401, ELE 424, EDU 302: C+ min. required

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 320

SCI 162Integrated Science II

3

EDU 335Inclusionary Practices

3

ELE 352Social Studies in the Elementary School

3

ELE 426Solving Literacy Difficulties

3

EDU 401Teacher Education Internship III

1

Total Credit Hours:19

EDU 335, ELE 352, ELE 426, EDU 401: C+ min. required

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

ELE 354Methods of Teaching Science

3

EDU 410Teaching the English Learner

3

EDU 430Classroom Management

3

EDU 450Teacher Education Practicum

3

Total Credit Hours:18

ELE 354, EDU 410, EDU 430, EDU 450: C+ min. required

Spring Semester

EDU 461The Cross Cultural Experience

1

EDU 492Student Teaching Seminar

2

EDU 499Student Teaching

12

Total Credit Hours:17

EDU 461, EDU 492: C+ min. required