Early Childhood B.A.
Mission: The Mission of the Early Childhood Program at Vanguard University is to provide a collaborative, reflective learning community where students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions, in the context of a Biblical worldview, to serve as highly qualified early education professionals who support every young child’s learning and development to reach his/her God-given potential.
Early Childhood courses are taught online in an accelerated format. Courses are taught by highly qualified instructors with educational and professional backgrounds in early childhood education. Christian philosophy and values are integrated throughout all classes. All courses cover development of children ages 0-8, but not limited to these ages, addressing diverse needs of individual child. The early education classes at Vanguard University meet the formal requirements for Title 22 and Title V for the State of California. Additionally, they meet the formal educational training requirements for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Preschool Associate Credential (PAC), and Director’s certificate.
|General Education Core Requirements||37|
|ECE Major Units||54|
Bachelor’s Degree (BA)
|Total General Education Core Requirements|
|Vanguard Foundations of College Writing I||3|
|English Composition 1||6|
|Science (3) with Lab (1)||4|
|Total GE Electives||32|
|Total EC Major Units (course descriptions follow)|
|Major required courses||36|
|Major elective courses||18|
English Composition course must be passed with a “C” or better to fulfill the core curriculum requirement.
Special Education Emphasis
Early Childhood students may choose to obtain a special education emphasis in their degree program by completing the following courses as part of the major elective course requirement: ECED-306 Exceptional Children: Teaching Language Arts, Math and Science for Students With Severe Disabilities, ECED-420 Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis: Autism, and ECED-425 Functional Assessment and Evaluation for Exceptional Learners.