BS in Early Childhood Education – Description, Outcomes, Course List

BS Early Childhood Education

Students completing this licensure program are certified to teach preschool – 3rd grade in public or private schools in the state of Ohio.  Courses in this degree program prepare teacher candidates by emphasizing theory of child development and practical application of teaching methods.  Methods courses utilize the Common Core State Standards and the Ohio Academic Content Standards.  Our goal is to help teacher candidates become caring, competent, and highly qualified educators.

Expected Outcomes

  • Our graduates know WHAT to teach in their licensure area. Through their course work and experiences at CCU our students acquire a breadth of knowledge which serves as a platform from which to teach. ED1

  • Our graduates know HOW to teach in their licensure area so that learning is attainable to each pupil in terms of addressing developmental needs and using a variety of teaching strategies appropriate to the context. ED2

  • Our graduates demonstrate caring teaching and advocacy skills through their extensive fieldwork with children of diverse backgrounds, needs, and abilities and through the completion of advocacy projects. ED3

  • Our graduates are qualified as educators to teach. As delineated by: University and program requirements to be recommended to apply for licensure and State of Ohio requirements to be approved for licensure. ED4

Biblical & Theological Studies Core (30 hrs)

History & Literature of Israel (3hrs)

Jesus & The Church (3hrs)

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3hrs)

Modern Ethical Problems (2hrs)

Basic Bible Doctrines (4hrs)

Philosophy of Religion (3hrs)

Introduction to Evangelism (3hrs)

Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3hrs)

Teaching as an Act of Love (3hrs)

Critical Issues in Education (3hrs)

Arts & Sciences Core (39 hrs)

College English 1 (3hrs)

College English 2 (3hrs)

Survey of Multicultural Literature (3hrs)

History of Christianity (3hrs)

History of the Restoration Movement (3hrs)

Public Speaking (3hrs)

Problem Solving & Numbers (3hrs)

Natural Science Elective 200s (3hrs)

Instructional Technology (3hrs)

Introduction to Psychology (3hrs)

Human Development & Learning (3hrs)

US History Elective (3hrs)

Children’s Literature (3hrs)

Education Core (58 hrs)

Geometry & Measurement (3hrs)

Introduction to Teaching (3hrs)

Storytelling (2hrs)

Integrating the Arts: Curriculum & Practice (3hrs)

Communication Development & Disorders (3hrs)

Teaching Students with Diverse Needs (3hrs)

Preschool Education Clinical Experience (3hrs)

Youth Health, Safety & Nutrition (1hr)

Theory & Practice in Educational Settings (3hrs)

Foundations of Reading (3hrs)

Social Studies for the Child (3hrs)

Mathematics for the Child (3hrs)

Science for the Child (3hrs)

Phonics & Linguistics (3hrs)

Reading Evaluation & Diagnosis (3hrs)

Classroom Management (4hrs)

Student Teaching Clinical Experience (12hrs)

Total 127 hours