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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHRISTIAN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION‚Äč

Bachelor of Science in Christian Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies

Early childhood education is the formal teaching and care of young children by people other than their family or in settings outside of the home. ‘Early childhood’ is usually defined as before the age of normal schooling – five years in most nations, though the U.S. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) instead defines ‘early childhood’ as before the age of eight.

For programming purposes, it has been decided to extend the concept of early childhood to about 8 years of age. This age range provides the opportunity to reinforce the view of the development as a continuum. It will facilitate the interaction between the pre and initial school years. The concept of basic education calls for the inclusion of early childhood and the key “survival” grades, that is, the first two or three grades of primary education.

Course #
Course Title
Credits
ECH403
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
3
COM413
Professional Communications
3
ECE474
Introduction to Educational Research
4
ECE473
Applications of Research
3
ECE424
Critical Issues in Education
4
ECE423
Growth and Development in Early Childhood
3
ECE413
Creative Bible Teaching
3
ECE434
Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood I
4
ECE433
Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood: Language and Literacy
3
ECE453
Early Childhood Assessment Strategies
3
ECE463
Family, Community, and Media Relations
3
ECE473
Foundations of Early Childhood Curriculum
3
ECE483
Family and Community Involvement
3
ECE493
Thesis Research Proposal & Child Development Project
8