B.A. in Early Childhood
What will I study as an early childhood major?
Your coursework is designed to equip preschool teachers, leaders and directors, as well as to elevate the early childhood training for grades K-3 elementary teachers in training. You'll cover topics such as child development, literacy, Christian integration and more, in courses such as:
- Introduction to Teaching
- Early Childhood Curriculum
- School, Family, and Community Partnerships
- Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings
- Language, Literacy, and Biliteracy in Early Childhood
- Spiritual Formation for Christian Educators
Bible and Theology Coursework
As part of Biola’s commitment to a biblically centered education, most undergraduate students complete 30 credits of biblical and theological studies as a part of their degree program. Learn more about our Bible and theology core.
Career Outlook and Preparation
What can you do with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood?
Our Early Childhood degree enables you to earn up to five levels of early childhood permits that you to impact the world for Jesus Christ in positions such as:
- Preschool Teacher
- Preschool Director
- Childcare Center Director
- Curriculum Designer Early Childhood
- Elementary School Teacher
- Early Childhood Consultant
You can also utilize your elective credits to earn your multiple subject credential. With early childhood specialization and permits, along with the multiple subject credential, you’ll be considered a top candidate in placements for TK, K, and primary grades in local elementary schools.
Your credits can also be used to fulfill the 24 unit state requirement of coursework in early childhood education or childhood development for credentialed teachers assigned to TK or TK/kindergarten combination classes as set forth in Education Code section 48000(g).
15% job growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for preschool teachers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.
BLS projections are not specific to Biola University students or graduates.
Schedule a Visit
Learn more about this program by attending an upcoming event for prospective students and parents, or by scheduling a personalized visit.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Attaining a degree from Biola is more affordable than you might think — dramatically lower than the “sticker price” in most cases — with 100% of incoming undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid.
Dean, School of Education
- Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
- M.A., Talbot School of Theology
- M.S., California State University, Fullerton
- B.A., Biola University
Chair of Early Childhood
- Ph.D. in Education, Talbot School of Theology
- M.A. in Christian Education, Talbot School of Theology
- B.A. in Psychology, Yeung Nam University