Open the Door to Your Own Classroom with an Early Childhood Education Degree

Early Childhood Education

Designed for those dedicated to developing the hearts and minds of young children for future success, the B.A. in Early Childhood Education equips you to identify and address each child’s individual needs so you may positively impact and guide them through these critical years of development. You will examine traditional theory as well as contemporary teaching methods to gain the knowledge and practical skills required to become effective teachers in the classroom.

What Will You Learn in Our Early Childhood Education Program?

Your B.A. in Early Childhood Education uses theoretical principles and practical coursework to give you a solid foundation upon which to build your career as a life-changing teacher. You will learn how to plan curriculum that will truly make a difference in the lives of children, how to manage the classroom in a way that is engaging and promotes growth, and how to evaluate the individual needs of every child in your classroom and help him or her meet the potential God has in instilled in them. Every child needs a teacher to help support and guide him or her through physical, intellectual and emotional growth.

Why Choose MACU?

At MACU, we strive to make our programs not only life-changing, but doable. Our close-knit campus community ensures you will receive individualized instruction and enjoy a familial atmosphere with your peers. Our professors and staff constantly lift our students up in prayer, walk alongside them in their educational journey and truly get to know them as an individual. We're regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, so you know your degree and the money you invest into it truly means something. 

Course List

Major Requirements
Required prior to Elementary/Professional Education Courses (9 Hrs.)
EDUC 2101 MACU Teacher Education Orientation
EDUC 2102 Educational Foundations
EDUC 4203 Instructional Strategies, Mgmt., and Assessment I
EDUC 4213 Instructional Strategies, Mgmt., and Assessment II

Early Childhood Education (28 Hrs.)
ECED 3103 Nutrition and Physical Development in Early Childhood
ECED 3203 Early Childhood Development and Learning
ECED 3223 Literacy Methods for Early Childhood
ECED 3243 Math and Science Methods for Young Children
ECED 4103 Family and Community Relationships in Early Childhood Education
ECED 4203 Guidance, Observation and Assessment of Young Children
EDEL 3403 Children’s Literature
EDEL 3503 Methods of Elementary Music and Art Integration
EDEL 4304 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading with Reading Practicum

Professional Education (21 Hrs.)
EDUC 3103 Educational Psychology
EDUC 3233 Probability and Statistics for Teachers
EDUC 3303 Development Across the Life Span
EDUC 4223 Students with Exceptionalities
EDUC 4909 Student Teaching

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