Courses | B.A. in Early Childhood
Below are the course requirements for this academic program. In addition to these program-specific requirements, all majors include Biola's traditional undergraduate core curriculum. For more program details, including a sample course sequence, visit Biola's academic catalog.
Every Biola student must fulfill the Writing Competency Requirement (WCR). Students fulfill the WCR by passing ENGL 313 with a C+ or better. If they fail to meet this requirement, they must consult with their major advisor for an alternative WCR pathway. For more information, see the section titled "Writing Competency Requirement" under the Admission, Enrollment and Graduation Requirements section.
Integration Seminar Requirement
Early Childhood majors must take the following course to meet their Bible Integration requirement: BBST 465 as "Christian Philosophy of Education."
|Program-Specific Core Curriculum Course|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|APSY 425||Psychology of Marriage and Family Life||3|
|LEDU 335||Child Development: Birth through Adolescence||3|
|LEDU 342||Introduction to Spiritual Formation for Educators||3|
|LEDU 355||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|LEDU 356||Early Childhood Curriculum||3|
|LEDU 357||School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings||3|
|LEDU 358||Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings||3|
|LEDU 359||Observation and Assessment of Young Children||3|
|LEDU 360||Early Childhood Practicum||3|
|LEDU 370||Language, Literacy and Biliteracy in Early Childhood||3|
|LEDU 371||Developing and Administering Early Care and Education Programs||3|
|LEDU 389||Spiritual Formation for Young Children||3|
|LEDU (Education) Elective 1||3|
|Program Course Requirements: 39 credits|
|Core Curriculum Requirements 2||74|
This course can be lower division if the 24 upper division credit requirement within the major has been met.
See Core Curriculum Program section for details.
Major and Child Development Permit(s) Requirements
Certificate of Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance and Tuberculosis (TB) Test
Candidates must obtain a Certificate of Clearance/fingerprint clearance and submit valid TB tests prior to registering for early childhood courses with fieldwork. Fees required.
Candidates must have a paid subscription to Taskstream while taking early childhood courses that require fieldwork.
Candidates must obtain good to excellent scores in each fieldwork evaluation for early childhood courses that require fieldwork.
Minimum Grades and GPA Requirements
Students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in all early childhood courses in order to apply for the California Child Development Permit(s).
Candidates are required to meet regularly with an advisor in their major to ensure that all requirements are met.
California Child Development Permits
The early childhood education program at Biola’s School of Education offers state-approved coursework required for five of California’s Child Development Permits. After completing the early childhood coursework, you will be better prepared to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program.
After successfully completing the required early childhood coursework and the associated requirements, candidates make an appointment with a credential analyst in the School of Education at Biola University and apply for the California Child Development Permit(s) from the State of California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
The Early Childhood degrees leading to a California Child Development permits at Biola University are subject to change in response to new legislation and for accreditation/reporting purposes. Please see a credential analyst for current information on completing the requirements for child development permits.