16 weeks (semester)
Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster
We prepare students to be professional educators who do much more than simply teach the curriculum. Our students graduate equipped to care for the whole child: mind, heart and soul.
When you earn your early childhood education degree at Lancaster Bible College, of course you’ll learn the things you’d expect to learn: we train our students to teach children from prekindergarten to fourth grade in a variety of educational settings. But you’ll learn so much more than just classroom tips and tricks – beginning with your first class in your first year, you’ll be out in the field, observing teachers in their classrooms and getting hands-on experience. Not only that, but our faculty members actually go and visit our student teachers in their classrooms every week, offering helpful feedback and encouragement to our up-and-coming educators.
Through a combination of Bible classes, field placements in diverse educational settings (including Christian schools, public schools, daycare, preschools and Montessori academies), coursework and field experiences that focus on understanding the needs of the child and implementing developmentally appropriate practices, this is an educational experience like none other. Our students graduate ready and prepared to become generalist elementary teachers.
With small class sizes and a low professor-to-student ratio, our faculty members are able to invest in our students’ lives as they train up the next generation of teachers.
Where LBC Students Have Interned or Student Taught
License, Certification & Credential Information
Graduates from this major receive Pennsylvania (PreK-4) and ACSI Standard (K-8)
Can I Transfer Credits?
Yes! Read about LBC’s transfer policy
Bible & Theology Core 36 Credits
Arts & Sciences Core 37 Credits
Major Core 62 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Hear from Becca Foxwell (’10), a first grade teacher and graduate of LBC, was named the 2016 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.
Programs leading to teacher certification are approved by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
The Early Childhood bachelor’s degree prepares students for various of educational contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:
ELE 103 The Education of Children
EDU 204 Instructional Design
ELE 205 Integrating Play, Movement, and the Arts
EDU 333 The Exceptional Child
ELE 201 Math Instruction for Young Children
EDU 301 EDU Internship I
EDU 425 Education Assessment for Classroom Teachers
ELE 401 Collaborative Partnerships
ELE 424 Literacy for the Young Child
EDU 302 EDU Internship II
EDU 335 Inclusionary Practices
ELE 352 Social Studies in Elementary School
ELE 426 Solving Literacy Difficulties
EDU 401 EDU Internship III
ELE 354 Methods of Teaching Science
EDU 410 Teaching the English Language Learner
EDU 430 Classroom Management
EDU 450 Teacher Education Practicum
EDU 461 Cross Cultural Experience
EDU 492 Student Teaching Seminar
EDU 499 Student Teaching
Visit the catalog for the complete listing and descriptions.