At a Glance

  • Units: 30
  • Cost Per Unit: $621
  • Typical Program Duration: 18 months

Master of Arts in Teaching

Early Childhood

The MA Teaching degree with the concentration in Early Childhood is designed for individuals who desire to serve in in public and private programs serving infants through age four and in transitional kindergarten through third grade classrooms.   This concentration also strengthens Elementary Teachers’ understanding of developmental, social, academic, cultural, and spiritual needs, particularly in the early childhood/primary setting.  Upon completion of the Early Childhood concentration, candidates will be eligible to apply for Child Development Permits to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with Biola’s formal recommendation.

The Master of Arts in Teaching with a Concentration in Early Childhood is a 30-unit program that can be completed in 18 months.  View program sheet (PDF).

The program has three distinct elements:

  • Core coursework (14 units)
  • A concentration of Early Childhood coursework (15 units)
  • A capstone experience (1 unit)

Core Coursework
SEED 501: Philosophy & Values in School & Society (3)
SEED 524: Research in Culture & Intercultural Instruction (3)
SEED 553: Writing Literature Reviews (2)
SEED 570: Introduction to Spiritual Formation for the Educator (3)
TTBE 732: Life of Christ or Approved Elective or Other approved TTBE course (3)

Early Childhood Coursework
SEED 535: Childhood Development: Birth through Adolescence (3)
SEED 556: Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
SEED 557: School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings (3)
SEED 558: Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings (3)
SEED 559: Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)
SEED 579: Early Childhood Practicum (3)

SEED 594: Action Research (1)

To see this program’s admissions requirements, click here.

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