School of Education
Early Childhood Education Program
The School of Education offers state-approved coursework required for five Child Development Permits. The available Child Development levels are: Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher, and Site Supervisor with the option to add school-type emphasis authorization. Students completing the Liberal Studies, Elementary Education major, with the concentration in Early Childhood, can simultaneously earn Child Development Permits as well as the California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Standard Educator’s Certificate, certifying them to teach preschool through adult in a self-contained classroom (see Teaching Credential information sheet for specific requirements).
Acknowledgement and Contractual Agreement between
ECP Student Teacher and the
Biola University School of Education Early Childhood Program
The expectations, guidelines, and requirements found within the ECP Student Teaching Handbook are considered a contractual agreement between ECP Student Teacher and Biola University School of Education. By signing this agreement, the Biola ECP Student Teacher is agreeing to adhere to the precepts described in this Handbook. Please sign the Acknowledgement (Appendix A) and turn it in to the seminar professor the first week of class.