Associate of Christian Education

This program is designed to prepare men and women to teach students in a Christian school classroom. The course of study emphasizes the philosophy and methodology of Christian education and introduces the student to a wide range of strategies to plan instruction, prepare instructional materials, and teach effectively in a Christian school.

Concentrations:

The Christian Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare students to work in a preschool setting and perform their duties with knowledge, expertise, and warm-hearted service. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible and Theology- 8 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Introduction to Bible Doctrines (2)

Bible/Theology Electives- 8 credits

Christian Ministries- 4 credits

  • Teaching Methods (2)
  • Child Evangelism (2)

Christian Education- 13 credits

  • Philosophy of Christian Education (2)
  • Teaching the Young Child (2)
  • Teaching Music, Art, and PE (3)
  • Human Growth and Development (2)
  • Early Childhood Internship (1)
  • Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3)

General Education- 27 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • Children’s Literature (3)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • College Math (3)
  • Life Science (3)
  • Physical Science (3)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3)

Total 60 credits

The Associate of Christian Elementary Education degree is offered to students who wish to complete a two-year program of study that prepares them for support ministry in a Christian school. The courses required for the Associate degree are also designed to coordinate with the requirements of the four-year program for those who choose to further their education after completing this degree. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible and Theology- 12 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Bible Doctrines I (3)
  • Bible Doctrines II (3)

General Education- 32 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • Human Growth and Development (2)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • Western Civilization I (3)
  • Western Civilization II (3)
  • College Math (3)
  • Life Science (3)
  • Physical Science (3)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3)

Christian Education – 16 credits

Total- 60 credits