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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Early Childhood Education

Our world needs educators who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. A major in early childhood education prepares you as a highly qualified teacher with the knowledge, skills and Christian character to be a servant leader who influences your world for Jesus Christ.

Program Learning Outcomes

The early childhood education program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Specialized Knowledge

Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to the field of education.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in discipline-specific pedagogy.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of educational theory.
  • Develop a specialized knowledge of diverse learners.
02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Exhibit competency in applying your knowledge in instructional planning, classroom management and soft skills in a classroom setting.

  • Plan and implement learning experiences that accommodate and meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Demonstrate effective implementation of instructional theory and pedagogy.
  • Assess students’ current competency of knowledge and skills.
03

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

I loved having faculty members who took the time to get to know me, asked for prayer requests and opened class with prayer.

Brenna Threatt (’17)

Related Programs

The Teacher Education Division has several education-related degree options available. Take a look at some of the other programs related to early childhood education.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.