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Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

This major is designed to identify the issues and trends in the field of Early Childhood Education. Students will be equipped with developmentally-appropriate practices for young children. Christian education perspective and biblical knowledge in curriculum will equip the students to share their knowledge and faith with children and disciple them. The graduates of this program will be able to open and operate preschool, child care center, family child care home, afterschool, and children’s ministry.

 Early Childhood Education Outcomes

Upon completing this major, students will:

Describe children’s cognitive, physical, affective, social, moral, and spiritual development.

Develop an early childhood education curriculum.

Articulate how to organize and manage childcare programs.

Demonstrate staff management skills.

Design the operating policies for an early childhood education program.

Analyze a childcare program operation and modify it according to the appropriate needs.

Create and conduct a parent educational program.

 Chair of Early Childhood Education  

Dr. Ahn, Song Ju

Office: 304

ece@buc.edu

(714) 683-1214

 

 

 


 

Course Description

EC 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
An overview of the most commonly used curricular models in Early Child programs, identifying their theoretical orientations and strengths. Instruction is given in the appropriate integration of curriculum content into Early Child programs.

EC 101 Development in Early Childhood (3 hours)
A study of the basic principles of development and leaning, including the young child's cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical development. 15 hours of field experience required.

EC 102 Children in Relations with Home, School and Community (3 hours)
An investigation of methods to bring about understanding, appreciation, and cooperation between the home, the school, and community.

EC 103 Creative Experiences for Children (3 hours)
A study of values of creative experience for children. Dramatic play, art, blocks, and music activities are explored, as well as skills in curriculum planning, class organization, language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science.

EC 201 Curriculum and Teaching in Early Childhood (3 hours)
A study of curriculum development and principles, analysis of learning environment, instructional strategies, organization, and evaluation of programs for childhood education.

EC 202 Organization and Management of the Child Care Center (3 hours)
A study of the procedures in organizing child care centers, understanding legal requirements, and learning administrative skills in human relations.

EC 215 Child Psychology (3 hours)
Students will learn basic principles of child psychology in accordance with early child development. This class emphasizes an application of child psychology in teaching and counseling children.

EC 250 Health, Safety, & Nutrition for Children (3 hours)
This course examines practical ideas and resources to maintain sound learning and residential environments. This is strongly recommended for infant and toddler care takers.

EC 280 Parent Education (3 hours)
A study of skills necessary for the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of effective parent involvement components in Early Child settings.

EC 290 Math and Science in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
A study of principles of math and science in Early Child education. Special emphasis on environmental pollution and information system including computer. Application for using computer for the following areas: to learn various teaching methods, to select class materials, and to organize the curriculum.

EC 300 Philosophy of Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
This course studies the historical and philosophical background of early childhood education. Eastern and Western philosophers such as Rousseau, Froebel, Dewey, Montessori, Lao Tzu, and Chang Tzu are discussed.

EC 310 Guidance & Discipline of Children (3 hours)
An exploration of effective disciplinary methods and guidance techniques for various situations with a focus on effective classroom management by child care workers.

EC 320 Educational Programs for Infant and Toddlers (3 hours)
A study of sensory motor, physical, cognitive, affective and social development of infants and toddlers in relation to theory and age-appropriate practice in care-giving context.

EC 325 Language Arts in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
An investigation of the development of language in the Early Child. Special attention is given to using computer and other methods of educational media for linguistic education and its application in the field.

EC 327 Observation and Assessment of Children (3 hours)
This course focuses on the proper use of assessment and observation strategies to document development of young children’s knowledge, skills and behavior. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools are introduced.

EC 330 Child Welfare (3 hours)
This course examines the concepts and practice of child welfare in early childhood education settings. The model for child welfare is also discussed.

EC 335 Human Behaviors and the Social Environment (3 hours)
This course studies growth and development of the individual from childhood into old ages focusing on the interaction of the person and his/her environment regarding to social issues that impact his/her development. Biological, psychological, sociological, spiritual and cultural aspects of individual will be discussed

EC 340 Theories of Play and Education (3 hours)
This course emphasizes the importance of play in the early development of children. Students explore theories of play and observe opportunities of children engaging in play in various settings.

EC 341 Learning through Play (3 hours)

Students will be learning how to engage young children with meaningful and intentional activities. This course will emphasize the study of young children and how through play, children can develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills. After completion students will have the knowledge base and foundation to put into practice meaningful learning in child care programs.

EC 350 Study in Family Relationships (3 hours)
This course explores family structure, functions, and roles. It discusses psychological, spiritual, and social aspects of developing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships. Issues of dating, engagement, marriage, husband-wife relationship, and parent-child relationship are discussed.

EC 370 Counseling for Children (3 hours)
A course to develop the theories and techniques of counseling for children. Emphasis is on the practical knowledge in teaching young child.

EC 373 English for Preschool Teachers (3 hours) 

This class shall lay the competent foundation for the efficient communication & developing teaching tools for the teacher candidates who are bilingual in early childhood education field. It also provides strong foundation of detail information on Title 22 and Licensing Regulations that describes in English. Through the course students will practice all possible conversation in English.

 

EC 380 Introduction to Special Education (3 hours) 

This course studies young children with various kinds of disabilities and discusses the appropriate educational programs and environments for them.

EC 430 Evangelism for Children (3 hours)
A course to equip students with age‑appropriate evangelistic and Christian education skills so that students will be equipped to lead children's chapel, impart Bible knowledge in curriculum, share one's faith with children, and disciple them.

EC 450 Internship (3 hours)
This course provides the students supervised work experience in an early childhood education facility under the direction of a qualified childcare professional.

EC 470 Current Trends and Issues (3 hours) 

This course will discuss the knowledge of Current Trends and Issues in the Field of Early Childhood Education. It will provide the students with a professional, academic and spiritual view of  developmentally appropriate practices for the field of Early Childhood.

GS 499 Senior Integrative Seminar (3 hours)
A study of job hunting skills, motivated abilities and career choices, an evaluation of the student's educational experiences, and a survey and biblical analysis of worldview and perspectives common to various fields of study.

 


 

Curriculum

B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education Requirement: 126 Hours

General Education : 48 Hours

Subject

Required - 33 hours

Electives - 12 hours

Course

hours

Arts of Communications
(3 hours)

GC 140 Research and Writing

3

Select three General Education Course list. Max of 6 hours
in one area

 

Social Sciences
(12 hours)

GS 150 Introduction to Leadership
GS 172 Introduction to US Laws Government
GS 260 Introduction to Business  

GS 499 Senior Integrative Seminar                 

3
3
3
3

Art/Humanities
(9 hours)

GH 100 Introduction to Psychology
GH 110 Introduction to Music Performance I
GH 250 Christian Ethics

3
3
3

Natural Sciences
/Computer
(6 hours)

GM 170 Introduction to Computer
GM 120 Earth Science

3
3

  Bible/Theology       (6 hrs)

TH 101 Introduction to Christianity

BS 200 Introduction to Bible  

3
3

Bible/Theology : 3 Hours

Subject

Required - 6 hours

 

Course

hours

 

CS 110 Christian Service I
CS 120 Christian Service II
CS 210 Christian Service III
CS 220 Christian Service IV
CS 310 Christian Service V
CS 320 Christian Service VI

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0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5

 

Professional Study : 75 Hours

Subject

Required - 57 hours

Electives -
18 hours

Course

hours

 

EC 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
EC 101 Development in Early Childhood
EC 102 Children’s Relationship with Home, School, & Community
EC 103 Child’s Creative Experience
EC 201 Curriculum and Teaching in Early Childhood Education
EC 202 Organization and Management of Child Care Center

EC 240 Instructional Technology
EC 250 Health, Safety and Nutrition for Children
EC 280 Parent Education
EC 290 Math and Science Education
EC 310 Guidance and Discipline for Children
EC 315 Afterschool Programs
EC 320 Educational Programs for Infants and Toddlers
EC 325 Language Arts in Early Childhood Education
EC 340 Theories and Guidance of Play
EC 370 Counseling for Children
EC 410 Children with Special Needs
EC 430 Evangelism for Children
EC 450 Internship

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

 

 


 

Faculty Members

 

Faculty Name

Degree(s)

Area of Study

Teaching Courses

 Ahn, Song JuPh.D., Talbot School of Theology
M.A.C.E., Talbot School of Theology
B.S., Ewha Woman’s University
Christian
 Education
in emphasis of Childhood Education

EC 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
EC 101 Development in Early Childhood
EC 201 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 
EC 250 Health, Safety and Nutrition for  Children
EC 280 Parent Education
EC 290 Math and Science Education
EC 310 Guidance and Discipline for Children
EC 315 After-school Programs
EC 320 Infant and Toddler Group Care
EC 3
25 Language Arts in Childhood Education
EC 410 Children with Special Needs

EC 450 Internship
 Baik, MonicaD. Mis., Grace Theological Seminary
M.A., Hope International University
M.A., Bethesda Christian University
B.A., Bethesda Christian University
Missiology 
Early Childhood
 Education
EC 103 Child Creative Experience
EC 202 Organization & Management of the
  Childcare Center
 Elliott, Daniel

M. Div., Talbot School of Theology

B. A., Biola University

Pastoral ministries
Christian Ministry & leadership

History
 
EC 430 Evangelism for Children
 Jung, Adrian

Ph. D. Oklahoma State University
M. S. Oklahoma State University

B. A. Oklahoma State University
Special EducationEC 380 Introduction to Special Education
EC410 Children with Special Needs
 
 Kang, JungjaPh.D., Talbot School of Theology, Biola University,
M.A., Christian Education, Graduate school of Chong-shin University
B. A., Christian Education, An-yang University
Christian EducationEC 101 Development in Early Childhood
 Keum, MaryM.A., Bethesda University
B.A., Bethesda University
Montessori Education Certification California New Hope University
Early Childhood EducationEC 103 Child Creative Experience
EC 250 Health, Safety and Nutrition for 
  Children
 Lopez, Melissa

M. A., California State University Long Beach

B. S. California State University Fullerton

Early Childhood Education
Childhood and Adolescent Studies

EC 102 Child Relations with Home, School &
 Community
EC 341 Learning through Play
 Nam, Myeong-Shin M.A., Talbot School of Theology
 M.Div., Asia Pacific Theological Seminary
 B.A., A-Ju University
 
 Early Childhood
 Education
EC100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
EC101 Development in Early Childhood
EC 102 Child Relations with Home, School &
 Community
EC 430 Evangelism for Children
 Parsons, CarolM.A., California State University, Long Beach
B.S., University of LaVerne
A.A., Fullerton College
Education in emphasis of Early Childhood Education
Child Development
EC 201 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 
EC 202 Organization & Management of the   Childcare Center
EC 290 Math and Science Education
EC 327 Observation & Assessment of Childre
EC 470 Current Trends and Issues
 Song, EsteeM.A., Azusa Pacific University
Certificate TESOL University of Pennsylvania
Christian
Education
English
EC 325 Language Arts
GS499 Senior Integrative Seminar

 Yi, Maryann

M.A. Busan University

Early Childbood Education
Educational Psychology

EC 202 Organization & Management of the  Child Care Center

EC 375 English for Preschool Teachers