EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

2-year Associates Degree

Points of Distinction:

  • Students develop the basic skills to lead various educational programs, inside or outside the Church. 

  • Graduates of this program will be able to develop and teach lessons using effective educational models, methods, and strategies. 

  • Early Childhood Education will develop the basic skills to help lead and administrate a preschool ministry.

  • Students are able to model experienced and actively involved professors.

Possible Careers:

  • Preschool Teacher

  • Assistant Teacher

  • Childcare center Director

  • Special Education Teacher

  • Assistant ELL Teacher

  • Classroom Teacher

  • Childcare Worker

  • Social Work

  • Human Service Worker

  • Christian Nonprofit Organization Assistant

For additional information about the Early Childhood Associate Degree program, see the online catalog.

THE JOURNEY

I love how the staff and students motivate me to pursue my relationship with Christ as well as my life goals.

Kaitlyn Hill, Current Student

Program Breakdown

All 4- and 2-year degrees at Boise Bible College are built around three components: General Education, Bible Major, Ministry Program.

It is necessary to fulfill all requirements in each of these components in order to successfully complete the degree. Each component, and each course, plays a role in your overall development as a person of influence

General Studies (1 credit)
  • Bible College Navigator
Language and Communication (9 credits)
  • Public Speaking
  • English Grammar & Composition
  • Research & Writing
Philosophy (5 credits)
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Apologetics
Social Science (choose 3 credits)
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • General Psychology
  • Sociology
Guided Electives (3 credits)
  • American Sign Language 1/2
  • Survey of Church History
  • Personal Finances
  • Recent American History
  • Introduction to Literature
  • American Literature
  • Classics of Christian Literature
  • Music History and Appreciation
  • Theory of Intelligent Design
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Worldviews
Open Electives (2 credits)
Bible (10 credits)
  • Journey Through the Bible
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • Acts of the Apostles
Theology (6 credits)
  • Survey of Bible Doctrine
  • Biblical Interpretation and Resources
  • Restoration Movement Principles
Bible or Theology Electives (3 credits)
Christian Ministries Core (7 credits)
  • Christian Life
  • Introduction to Vocational Ministry
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
Early Childhood Education Core (15 credits)
  • Principles of Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family Ministry
  • Organization and Organization
  • Intro to Children’s and Youth Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Curriculum Development