Course Information

 

for Christian Education Department


Marriage and Family (CE 280)

Credits:3

3 hours An exploration of the foundations and relationships of a family in the United States. The course will investigate interfamily communications, finances and programs the church can develop to aid the family.

Children's Ministry (CE 310)

Credits:3

3 Hours A focused study on the concepts, methods, and materials used in developing a Christian education ministry for children from birth to age eleven.

Specialized Education Ministries (CE 350)

Credits:2

2 Hours An advanced study of education ministries of the church (such as camps, Vacation Bible School, etc.) that are often underdeveloped and techniques to improve them.

Contemporary Issues in Christian Education (CE 410)

Credits:2

2 Hours A seminar investigating contemporary issues and trends that the Christian Education professional must know and be able to confront.

Educational Administration (CE 445)

Credits:3

3 Hours A terminal study investigating the techniques of administering a church educational program and the development of a philosophy of education as a basis for leadership.

Special Studies in Christian Education (CE 490)

Credits:1

1 - 3 hours Guided research and investigation in an advanced area of study.

Special Studies in Christian Education (CE 491)

Credits:1

1-3 Hours Guided research and investigation in an advanced area of study.

Special Studies in Christian Education (CE 492)

Credits:1

1-3 Hours Guided research and investigation in an advanced area of study.

Special Studies in Christian Education (CE 493)

Credits:1

1-3 Hours Guided research and investigation in an advanced area of study.

Christian Education Internship (CE 495)

Credits:3

3 Hours A practicum occuring near the end of Christian Education studies in which the student works with a full-time Christian Education minister in a congregational setting as an observer/participant using skills and knowledge gained in the classroom. The study will culminate with a definitive folio of his or her experience.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE 200)

Credits:3

3 Hours A survey, investigating the need for early childhood education and professional personnel. The course will explore instructional methods and some developmental issues that will aid in instruction.

Early Childhood Laboratory (Infant/Toddler) (ECE 201)

Credits:2

2 Hours Students will be involved in a designated early childhhhood program. The first semester will require four hours per week in a classroom setting as a classroom assistant and teacher. The student will periodically be observed and interviewed by a professor in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Laboratory (Preschool) (ECE 202)

Credits:2

2 Hours Students will be involved in a designated early childhood program. The second semester will require four hours per week in a classroom setting as a classroom assistant and teacher. The student will periodically be observed and interviewed by a professor in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Administration (ECE 245)

Credits:2

2 Hours Awareness of the State requirements for the operation of an early childhood care center, staffing, parental relations, and healthcare.

Creative Learning Activities for Children (ECE 250)

Credits:3

2 Hours The study of the use of appropriate materials and methods for instructing children from birth through age 8. Teaching methods aid in the instruction of language arts, math, science and social studies. Attention will also be given to creating activities relating to Bible stories.

Music for the Preschool (ECE 255)

Credits:2

2 Hours A study on the use of music with children through age 8. Studies will look at different developmental ages, culture, behavioral issues and effective use of music in a classroom setting as a classroom teacher. Music created through voice, instruments and physical movement will be explored.

Early Childhood Growth and Development (ECE 265)

Credits:3

3 Hours A focused study of the stages of development from birth through age 6. An understanding of their development will aid the early childhood instructor in meeting the child's physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs.

Early Childhood Nutrition (ECE 280)

Credits:1

1 Hour The preparation of meals/snacks for an early childhood care center; attention will also be given to health issues, allergies, and sanitation.

Human Learning and Development (ED 220)

Credits:3

3 Hours An investigation of human development from birth through adult, emphasizing the needs of learners as they relate to the classroom. Physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development will be studied within the setting of educational psychology.

History and Philosophy of Education (ED 310)

Credits:3

3 Hours A in-depth consideration of the development of eduation and educational philosophies through the centuries.

Educational Psychology (ED 330)

Credits:3

3 Hours An in-depth analysis of the psychological variables influencing the learning process and the ways to employ those variables in making teaching decisions and in the teaching process.

Curriculum Development (ED 410)

Credits:3

3 Hours A seminar in the foundations for making curricular decisions, especially comparing major issues, theories, and structure.