B.A. in Preschool Education

Available start dates for the program:  See Academic Calendar

Program language: English or Bilingual(English and Spanish)

Available Schedules: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00PM-10:00PM or 9:00AM-12:00PM, Saturday from 7:00AM-7:30PM 

Educational offering are delivered through distance education(hybrid)

Program Description

Many educators and social researchers are placing increased importance on understanding and shaping the early development of a child from birth to age eight. The current educational and social systems of the United States provide educators with the opportunity to systematically interact with a tremendous number of young children at day care centers and preschools. With proper training, professional preschool educators can greatly facilitate socialization and integration into family, social and school environments. Through the use of proper intervention and educational strategies, these professionals can help to solve or prevent problems that may be manifested by children prior to entering school. 

Program learning objectives

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge acquired by functioning independently in a classroom setting.

  2. Differentiate the theories of childhood development as well as the factors that influence typical and atypical child development.

  3. Develop an individual teaching philosophy based upon various educational philosophies and approaches.

  4. Create educational environments for preschool settings.

  5. Produce lesson plan to promote the development of children with and without special needs in all the developmental domains as well as select and adapt the instructional strategies and materials to assure best Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

  6. Identify strategies to create and maintain partnership with parents and the community.

  7. Use quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate and draw conclusions about different educational issues and research studies.

  8. Interpret observations and assessments instruments to document child development and environments to create spaces and meaningful activities to encourage progress in the developmental domains

  9. Explain a school system history, organization, structure, and administrative functions involved in its operation.

  10. Use technology to support learning and communication.

  11. Apply a professional code of ethics in classroom situations.

  12. Advocate for the children and their families.