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

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.

Credit Hours

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

 

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.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Bible Survey
  • Early Childhood Education Theories and Practices
  • Expository Writing
  • Living Well
  • College Math I
  • Arts and Humanities in Early Child Education
  • Teaching Movement, Health, and Physical Education PreK-4
  • Rhetorical Grammar and Writing
  • College Math II
  • Speech Communication
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle

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
  • Infancy through Preschool: Curriculum and Teaching
  • American Literature I
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Integrated Science
  • Child, Family, and Community
  • Effective Instructional Strategies for the Young Child
  • General Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Theology Survey

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
  • Early Childhood Mathematics Instruction
  • World Religion
  • Children’s Literature
  • Psychology of Learning and Education
  • Observation, Documentation and Assessment in Early Childhood
  • Science Instruction for the Young Child
  • Early Childhood Language Arts Instruction
  • Reading Methods for Young Children
  • Educating the English Learner
  • Theological Distinctives

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
  • Advocacy, Leadership, and Collaboration
  • Differentiated Reading Instruction and Interventions
  • Senior Education Seminar
  • Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Senior Seminar
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Student Teaching I
  • Student Teaching II

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

Invest in young students’ educations and lives.

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Stephanie

Early Childhood Education
major, Coudersport, PA

CAMPUS LIFE

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.

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 additional careers in education!

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