AS Early Childhood Education Program

General Education Core (23 credits)

See page 62 for program description.

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Bible Core (16 credits)

See page 62 for program description.

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Christian Education Concentration (25 credits)

Christian Ministries Core (9 credits)

CEDU 1010

Introduction to Christian Education

2

MINS 1010

Christian Life

1

MINS 2010

Sophomore Seminar

1

MINS 2110

Personal Evangelism

2

MINS 2310

History of the Restoration Movement

3

Christian Education Core (9 credits)

CEDU 2210

Principles of Instruction

3

CEFM 2210

Family Ministry

2

CESG 2210

Small Group Ministry

2

LEAD 2210

Managing Volunteer Organizations

2

Guided Electives (4 credits)

With guidance from your academic advisor and department head, choose 4 credits from this list which fit your career goals and personal preferences.

CEAM 2210

Adult Ministry

2

CECM 2210

Children`s Ministry

2

CEEC 2210

Early Childhood Education

2

CEYM 2210

Introduction to Youth Ministry

2

MINS 2510

Christian Family

2

MINS 2520

Christian Parenting

2

CEDU 3210

Advanced Teaching

2

CESG 3210

Group Process

2

CEDU 3410

History & Philosophy of Education

2

Ministry Electives (3 credits)

With guidance from your academic advisor and department head, choose 5 credits from any ministry field which fit your career goals and personal preferences.

Ministry Electives

3

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Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education

Program Objectives

The Christian Education concentration is designed to help you accomplish several goals:

  1. You will develop a beginning philosophy of Christian education.
  2. You will be able to develop and teach Bible lessons using effective educational models, methods, and strategies.
  3. You will develop the basic skills to help lead and administrate a Christian education program to meet the needs of individuals and families in a church and its community.
  4. You will be able to recruit, train, and motivate the teams of workers needed to run Christian education programs in a local church.
  5. You will be able to grow spiritually in order to have the humility and servant’s heart necessary to work with other church staff, ministry leaders, volunteers, and church members to help accomplish the mission and goals of a congregation.
  6. You will develop the basic skills necessary as a Christian educator to lead in specific education ministries of a church like Sunday School, small groups, children’s programs, youth programs, etc.

Description

The Christian Education concentration is combined with the General Education core and the Bible core to complete the program requirements of an Associate of Science degree. The concentration is made up of four components:

  1. Christian Ministries Core, a series of courses which give you exposure to a range of ministry fields and develop your ministry skills and outlook in a systematic way.
  2. Christian Education Core, a series of courses designed to teach basic skills for anyone working in the field of Christian education.
  3. Guided Electives, a “menu” of courses, any of which would prove valuable in the field of Christian education, from which you can choose based on your personal goals and interests.
  4. Ministry Electives, an opportunity for you to diversify your curriculum by taking courses in a ministry field other than Christian education or to augment your Christian education degree by taking additional courses in that field.