2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education/Special Education (PreK-8) Major (BS/MEd)

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education, Masters of Education

Majors: Early Childhood Education, Biblical Studies, Special Education

Certification: Pennsylvania Instructional I (PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8 ) 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. The Master of Education: Special Education seeks to train students from a philosophical basis which reflects a biblical worldview to serve as teachers in Special Education 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/Special Education Major trains students to teach children in grades PreK-4 in a variety of educational settings, as well as serve as a special education teacher in grades PreK-8. Coursework and field experiences focus on understanding the needs of the "whole child" and implementing developmentally appropriate practices. Students in this major can be eligible to become the generalist elementary teacher, teaching all subjects to students, and the special education teacher. 

Early Childhood Education/Special 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 106Interpreting the Bible

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT 240Literature for Children and Young Adults

3

MAT 181Integrated Math II

3

ELE 103The Education of Children

3

Total Credit Hours:15

LIT 240, MAT181, ELE 103: C+ min. required

Writing Intensive Required: 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 181Integrated Math II

3

SOC 325Human Growth & Development

3

EDU 204Instructional Design

3

ELE 205Integrating Play, Movement, and the Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:18

MAT 182, 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

Total Credit Hours:18

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

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

ELE 424Literacy for the Young Child

3

EDU 425Educational Assessment for Classroom Teachers

3

EDU 301Teacher Education Internship I

0

SPE 501Assessment and Special Education Processes

3

Total Credit Hours:17

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

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 320Christianity and Culture

3

EDU 335Inclusionary Practices

3

ELE 352Social Studies in the Elementary School

3

EDU 302Teacher Education Internship II

0

SPE 504Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

3

Total Credit Hours:20

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

Summer

EDU 526Diagnostic Reading Assessment

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

ELE 354Methods of Teaching Science

3

EDU 410Teaching the English Language Learner

3

EDU 430Classroom Management

3

EDU 401Teacher Education Internship III

0

SPE 502Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism & Behavioral Disorders

3

EDU 519Foundations & Framework for Learning

3

Total Credit Hours:16

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

Spring Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

400 level course

3

EDU 461The Cross Cultural Experience

1

EDU 402Teacher Education Internship IV

1

SPE 503Teaching Students with Specific Learning Disabilities & Intellectual Disabi

3

SPE 505Professionalism, Ethical Practices and Collaboration

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Summer Course: EDU 550 Socio-cultural Perspectives on Education

Summer

EDU 550Socio-Cultural Perpectives on Education

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

EDU 570Apprenticeship I

3

EDU 560Teacher's Life and Work

3

EDU 598Seminar in Action Research

3

Total Credit Hours:9
 

Spring Semester

EDU 580Apprenticeship II

6

EDU 599Project in Action Research

3

Total Credit Hours:9