Early Childhood Programmes

These programmes are part of an international vision to reach young children around the world during the early stages of their development. Children before the age of six or seven are in the process of constructing an understanding of God, themselves, and the world in which they live. The early childhood programmes are committed to disciple young children through biblically sound, culturally sensitive curricula.

The early childhood programmes are designed to allow each child to succeed in his or her daily activities at school, thus building a healthy self-concept, while learning to have enthusiasm for the challenge of new or difficult work. In this way the children will approach school with the belief that they can succeed at learning.

Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary Schools

Youth With A Mission operates a number of schools at various levels. These are available to the College/Faculty of Education for programme development and teacher training. These schools exist for the purpose of training children and youth to know God in their daily lives, to have a Christian view of themselves and the world around them, and to accept their part in the challenge of world evangelization as a way of life.

These schools are distinctive in that each school’s curriculum is the result of prayer and discussion for what is appropriate for a particular school and period of time. Teachers are also committed to discovering and drawing out the creative gifts of each child in their care.

These school programmes are not available in all locations where courses are offered from the U of N.

It is essential that a careful check of degree credits be made during the programme, so as to ensure that the final total will be equal to, or more than, the number of credits required for the programme chosen. Choices of electives, directed studies, and seminars are made in consultation with a College/Faculty Academic Advisor. Please refer to the Student Responsibility section under Academic Requirements.

The Core requirements (Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking) can be met by taking one of several course options in each category. For a current list of these options, please refer to the Core Curriculum requirements on pages 19-20 of the catalogue available on the Homepage (or found in Academic Requirements on this site) or consult your College/Faculty Academic Advisor.

Foundational Associate of Arts
Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education
Associate of Science in Education (Principle Approach)
Associate of Arts in Youth Ministry
Associate of Science in Social Services

Foundational Associate of Arts Degree

Credits

Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 19-24
Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking 32-36
(A Core Field Assignment may be substituted for one Core Course)  
Emphasis course sequence:  
EDN xxx Education Course 12
EDN xxx Education Field Assignment/Internship 8-12
Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars 0-13
Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84
   
At least 20 credits are required in the emphasis area; students should consult their College/Faculty Academic Advisor on their choice of emphasis courses. Total Field Assignment/Internship credit may vary from 16 to 36 credits.
 

Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education

Credits

Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 19-24
   
EDN 211 Foundations in Education 12
EDN 231 Early Childhood Education 12
EDN 232 Early Childhood Education Practicum 12
EDN 333 Early Childhood Education Internship 12
EDN 235 Early Childhood Education Field Assignment 12
   
Directed Studies, Seminars 0-5
Total Credits for Associate of Science Degree 84
   
Note: the sequence of the field assignment is left up to the discretion of the school leader. At times, it may be more appropriate to conduct the field assignment during or at the end of the internships.
 

Associate of Science in Education (Principle Approach)

Credits

Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 19-24
   
EDN 211 Foundations in Education 12
EDN 241 Teachers Training Course 1 12
EDN 242 Teachers Training Course 2 12
EDN 243 Teachers Training Course 3 12
EDN 244 Teachers Training Course Field Assignment 12
   
Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars 0-5
Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84
 
Note: the sequence of the field assignment is left up to the discretion of the school leader. At times, it may be more appropriate to conduct the field assignment during or at the end of the internships.
 

Associate of Arts in Youth Ministry

Credits

Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 19-24
   
EDN 221 Principles of Child and Youth Ministries 12
EDN 222 Principles of Child and Youth Ministries Field Assignment 8-12
EDN 223 Principles of Child and Youth Ministries Practicum I 12
EDN 224 Principles of Child and Youth Ministries Practicum II 12
   
Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars 12-21
Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84
   

Associate of Science in Social Services

Credits

Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 19-24
   
EDN/CNH 251 Children at Risk 12
EDN/CNH 252 Children at Risk Field Assignment I 12
EDN/CNH 253 Children at Risk Field Assignment II 12
   
One course and its Field Assignment chosen from the following: 20-24
CNH 211/212 Foundations for Counseling Ministry & Field Assignment  
CNH 261/262 Introduction to Primary Health Care & Field Assignment  
EDN 211/216 Foundations in Education & Field Assignment  
DEV/HMT 365/6 Community Development School & Field Assignment  
   
Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars 0-9
Total Credits for Associate of Science Degree 84
 

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Science in Social Services

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Credits

Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 19-24
Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking 36
   
EDN 211 Foundations in Education 12
EDN 231 Early Childhood Education 12
EDN 232 Early Childhood Education Practicum 12
EDN 333 Early Childhood Education Internship 12
EDN 235 Early Childhood Education Field Assignment 12
EDN 391 Directed Studies in Education 12
Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars 12-17
Total Credits for Bachelor of Science Degree 144
   
Note: the sequence of the field assignment is left up to the discretion of the school leader. At times, it may be more appropriate to conduct the field assignment during or at the end of the internships.
 

Bachelor of Science in Social Services

Credits

Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 19-24
Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking 36
   
EDN/CNH 251 Children at Risk 12
EDN/CNH 252 Children at Risk Field Assignment I 12
EDN/CNH 253 Children at Risk Field Assignment II 12
   
One course and its Field Assignment selected from the following: 20-24
CNH 211/212 Foundations for Counseling Ministry & Field Assignment  
CNH 261/262 Introduction to Primary Health Care & Field Assignment  
EDN 211/216 Foundations in Education & Field Assignment  
   
One course and its Field Assignment selected from the following: 20-24
DEV/HMT 365/6 Community Development School & Field Assignment  
CNH 463/464 Community Health Development & Field Assignment  
   
Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars 0-13
Total Credits for Bachelor of Science Degree 144
 

Masters of Sciences Degrees

Master’s degrees are offered in various areas in Education. Programmes are designed to meet the student’s study objectives, utilizing graduate seminars and courses available, together with Graduate Directed Studies (EDN 591), Graduate Directed Studies Internship (EDN 592), and the Graduate Thesis (EDN 699). Undergraduate courses may not be used for credit towards a Master’s degree.

Master’s Prerequisite: Previous study of the Bible, at the university level, equivalent to the undergraduate Bible Core Curriculum Requirement in the U of N. See also the general requirements for the Master’s degree (Academic Information).