Bachelor 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. The Bachelor of Christian Education Degree consists of two different tracks: an Elementary Concentration and a Secondary Concentration.

Concentrations:

The Elementary Concentration provides the student with the knowledge, application, and experience needed to prepare him for managing, instructing, and evaluating students in a Christian elementary classroom. Semester hours and specific courses required in each category are as follows:

Bible and Theology – 18 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Bible Doctrines I (3)
  • Bible Doctrines II (3)
  • Eschatology (2)
  • Christian Leadership (2)
  • Child Evangelism (2)

Christian Education – 37 credits

  • Methods and Materials (2)
  • Teaching Music/Art/P.E. (3)
  • Human Growth and Development (2)
  • Philosophy of Christian Education (2)
  • Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3)
  • Teaching Elementary Math (3)
  • Instructional Technology and Education (2)
  • Educational Psychology (3)
  • Classroom Practicum (2)
  • Teaching Elementary Science (2)
  • Teaching Elementary Social Studies (2)
  • Tests and Measurements (3)
  • Classroom Management (2)
  • Student Teaching (6)

General Education – 42 credits

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

Electives/minor(s) – 23 credits
(At least 12 must come from the Ministry Dept.)

Total – 120 credits

The Secondary Concentration provides the student with the knowledge, application, and experience needed to prepare him for managing, instructing, and evaluating students in a Christian secondary classroom. Semester hours and specific courses required in each category are as follows:

Secondary Education Teaching Fields: History, English, or Mathematics

Bible and Theology – 18 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Bible Doctrines I (3)
  • Bible Doctrines II (3)
  • Eschatology (2)
  • Christian Leadership (2)
  • Child Evangelism (2)

Christian Education – 37 credits

  • Methods and Materials (2)
  • Human Growth and Development (2)
  • Philosophy of Christian Education (2)
  • Instructional Technology and Education (2)
  • Educational Psychology (3)
  • Classroom Practicum (2)
  • Tests and Measurements (3)
  • Classroom Management (2)
  • Teaching English, Teaching History, or Teaching Math (3)
  • Student Teaching (6)

General Education – 39 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • English Literature (3)
  • American Literature (3)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • Western Civilization I (3)
  • Western Civilization II (3)
  • Church History (3)
  • College Math (3)
  • Life Science (3)
  • Physical Science (3)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3)

Teaching field and electives – 36 credits
(At least 12 must come from the Ministry Dept.)

Total – 120