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Associate of Arts – On Campus

Equip Young Learners

Take part in the wonder and discovery of children’s early educations. Learn how you can be a crucial influence in their academic, cognitive and developmental needs. You will be equipped to teach from a biblical worldview and help young students grow.

Credit Hours

Career Potential 

You will be prepared to work with children in several different roles, such as:

  • Teacher’s aide or teaching assistant
  • Church Children’s Ministries Leader
  • YMCA After-school Program Coordinator
  • Nanny
  • International Tutor

 

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.

Understand children’s developmental needs

Learn to teach through developmentally appropriate practices. Be prepared to work with children at various ages and stages of learning!

Effectively partner with parents

Learn to build healthy relationships with students’ parents. You will be able to work alongside them to help their children flourish.

Teach from a biblical worldview

Help students develop a healthy knowledge of their own identity, value for others and the importance of learning by teaching from a solid biblical perspective.

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
  • First Year Experience
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Bible Survey
  • Field Experiences in Early Childhood Education I
  • Early Childhood Education Theories and Practices
  • Expository Writing
  • Speech Communication
  • Field Experiences in Early Childhood Education I
  • Child, Family and Community
  • General Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • Theology Survey

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
  • Field Experiences in Early Childhood Education II
  • Cultural Diversity and Relationship Building
  • Infants through Preschool: Curriculum and Teaching
  • Psychology of Learning & Education
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Arts and Humanities in Early Childhood
  • Field Experiences in Early Childhood Education II
  • Teaching Movement, Health, and Physical Education PreK-4
  • World Religions
  • Living Well
  • Theological Distinctives
  • Math or Science Elective

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

Help young ones learn and grow!

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Kara

Elementary Education major, Cleveland, Ohio

I love all the hands-on experience we get to better prepare us for future jobs…The classroom has prepared me with the knowledge and skills to be an effective elementary education teacher.

kara brown testimonial

  Program Highlights 

  • You will be prepared to serve as an aide for lead teachers and provide instructional support.
  • You will gain essential skills like methods, approaches and an understanding of early childhood development.

Help students thrive!

Gain the practical experience and academic foundation you need to teach young learners with excellence.

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