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Early Childhood and Elementary Education PreK-4 B.S.E. (on campus)

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Bachelor of Science in Education – On Campus

Equip Young Students

A teacher is perhaps the greatest influence in a young student’s life. Gain important practical experience through classroom aiding, observation and teaching opportunities in local schools. Our professors will mentor and guide you as you participate in hands-on learning activities to prepare you to teach young students.

Life after CSU

Career Potential 

You will be prepared to continue furthering your education through a master’s and doctoral degree, or to begin working with children right away in roles such as:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Child Care Program Director

Stephanie Leisenger

Early Childhood Ed. major
Coudersport, PA.

My professors do not view me as just another student with a grade. The professors at CSU invest in each student’s life in a unique way. CSU has helped me become career ready by investing in my spiritual future.

About Your Program

What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Creating engaging classroom spaces

Gain an in-depth understanding of children’s developmental needs and abilities. You will practice differentiating instruction in inclusive environments to encourage learning for every child.

Practical resources for use in the classroom

Learn essential skills like methods and approaches. You will interact with current trends and innovations in early childhood education through real-life teaching experience.

A solid biblical foundation for education

Develop a solid biblical worldview to approach teaching from. You will gain experience in different environments by student teaching at both a Christian and public school during your final semester. 

Your Courses

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • Early Childhood Education Theories and Practices [EC111]
  • Expository Writing [EN105]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • College Math I [MA102]
  • Arts and Humanities in Early Child Education [EC112]
  • Teaching Movement, Health and Physical Education PreK-4 [EC316]
  • Rhetorical Grammar and Writing [EN106]
  • College Math II [MA104]
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Cultural Diversity and Relationship Building [EC213]
  • Infancy through Preschool: Curriculum and Teaching [EC215]
  • American Literature I [LI221C]
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • Introduction to Special Education [SED320]
  • Integrated Science [SC205]
  • Child, Family and Community [EC114]
  • Effective Instructional Strategies for the Young Child [EC211]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • Child and Adolescent Development [PS204]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Classroom Organization and Management [EC311]
  • Early Childhood Mathematics Instruction [EC323]
  • World Religion [EV220]
  • Children’s Literature [LI309]
  • Psychology of Learning and Education [PS308]
  • Observation, Documentation and Assessment in Early Childhood [EC310]
  • Science Instruction for the Young Child [EC313]
  • Early Childhood Language Arts Instruction [EC314]
  • Reading Methods for Young Children [EC318]
  • Educating the English Learner [ED422]
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Teaching Early Childhood Social Studies [EC321]
  • Advocacy, Leadership, and Collaboration [EC417]
  • Differentiated Reading Instruction and Interventions [EC421]
  • Senior Education Seminar [EC421] – 1 credit
  • Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom [SED413]
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • Student Teaching Seminar [EC432] – 0 credits
  • Student Teaching I [ED434] – 6 credits
  • Student Teaching II [ed436] – 6 credits

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Program Highlights 

  • You will be eligible to apply for Pennsylvania state certification and from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for teaching children from birth to grade four.
  • You can easily transition into Clarks Summit University’s Master of Education program.
  • Prepare to lead young learners as an educator who cares deeply for their continued development in every aspect of education and life. 

Expand your opportunities!

Add a Special Education minor to qualify for  additional careers in education.

Why CSU?

You want to
choose a college:

Where you can get prepared for your future.
Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
Where you truly find your fit.

Students constantly say the top reason they love CSU so much is: Community. When you’re part of the CSU community, you attend class with professors who are mentors; you do life right alongside others who want to serve their Savior, and you are welcomed into lifelong friendships that last well beyond graduation.

Exceptional Financial Value

A Christ-centered education is a wise investment. That's why we make biblical education as affordable as possible for students like you.

Scholarships are for Christian character, work ethic and academics.
99% of full-time, on-campus students get free financial aid.

This is what our students really pay:

(Based on the incoming class of Fall 2021)

$15,308 

Average net cost after free aid.

 

 

$19,042

Average free financial aid received not including loans.

99% of students receive financial aid.

Sticker price (cost without aid)

This price is typically not your actual price.
Request information to see what financial aid may be available to you!

Tuition

$27,200

Housing/meals

$6,800

Fees

$350

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