A.S. in Early Childhood Education

The two-year Associate of Science degree program in Early Childhood Education is designed to familiarize international students with teaching strategies and methods used in American schools. Johnson University promotes teaching that meets the cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of all young children, including those with disabilities and developmental delays. The program includes general studies in the Arts and Sciences, along with professional studies in early childhood development, child psychology, educational philosophy, and specialized teaching methodologies. Field experiences expose students to the full range of early childhood education in Tennessee, including public and private preschools and childcare centers.

This program is intended for international students only.

Students in Early Childhood Education will benefit from Johnson’s accreditation, affordable tuition, and an experienced and engaged faculty dedicated to the spiritual formation and professional preparedness of each student.

When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:

  • Retain knowledge of child development, child psychology, and factors that influence growth and learning.
  • Gain skills in early childhood education.
  • Retain a working knowledge of assessment principles and practices.

For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.

Professional Area Course Sampling
English Language Group I & II
English Composition
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Educational Technology
Introduction to Teaching: Early Childhood Education
Instructional Strategies in Content Areas
Survey of Persons with Disabilities
History & Philosophy of Education

Bible and Theology Course Sampling
Orientation to the Old Testament I
Orientation to the Old Testament II
Orientation to the New Testament
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Exegetical Methods
Old Testament Poetry/Wisdom or Prophets Selective
New Testament Epistles or Gospels Selective