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Nazarene Bible College

04/24/2014http://www.nbc.edu/majors/christian-school-education.php

Christian School Education

Overview

The B.A. Min. degree with a Christian School Education major is the primary degree offered to persons who wish to serve as school teachers in Christian schools or other educational ministries. This program is designed to enable students to meet the teacher certification requirements (elementary, middle, or secondary) of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Persons may fulfill education requirements for ordination as deacon of Christian Education in the Church of the Nazarene by completing additional courses.

Christian School Education

Objectives

The program, courses, and curriculum of the Christian School Education Ministries program are designed to enable students to:

  • Develop a working knowledge of the content areas within the Christian school curriculum.
  • Apply an understanding of children's developmental levels to design learning opportunities that support the child's intellectual, social, personal, and spiritual development.
  • Apply an understanding of children's various needs and approaches to learning in creating instructional opportunities for diverse learners.
  • Develop skill in using a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learner's critical thinking, problem solving, and skill development.
  • Understand ways to promote an actively engaged, self-motivated community of learners based on biblical principles and knowledge of individual and group motivation and behavior.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communication techniques and use of media to encourage supportive interaction, collaboration, and reflective thinking in the classroom.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan instructional activities based on their knowledge of subject matter, a biblically-formed worldview, students, curriculum goals, and community resources.
  • Understand how to use formal and informal assessments to evaluate and promote children's intellectual, social, spiritual, and physical development.
  • Formulate a philosophy for teaching in a Christian school that emphasizes the importance of reflection and spiritual guidance in seeking out, developing, and maintaining professional and spiritual growth.
  • Understand the multi-faceted role of the teacher including instructional responsibilities as well as fostering relationships with parents, school colleagues, administration, church staff, and community agencies in order to support children's well-being, spiritual development, and learning.

Program Requirements (Traditional Structure)

General Education Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
45 hours
English Language/Communication6
(must include an English Composition course)
Social Sciences6
Humanities3
Science3
Math3
History3
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills3
THE-1023 Spiritual Formation3
THE-3013 Introduction to Christian Thought3
General Studies Electives12

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
24 hours
BIB-3604 Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch4
BIB-3614 Survey of the New Testament/Gospels4
BIB-3624 Bible and Life Application4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles4
THE-3614 Survey of Christian Theology4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer4

A student may substitute the six 4-hour Bible/theology courses with any of the eight 3-hour Bible/theology courses or a combination of the two, providing that all prerequisites are met.

Courses specific to the Christian School Education major

Courses will be bundled into 4 hours per session

Course Course DescriptionHours
32 hours
Electives or Minor Courses19 hours
EDU-4611 Introduction to Christian School Education1
EDU-4623 Philosophy of Christian School Education3
EDU-4633 Educational Psychology3
EDU-4643 Classroom Management3
EDU-4651 Language Arts Methods1
EDU-4653 Methods in Teaching Reading and Writing3
EDU-4661 Integrating Reading & Literature I1
EDU-4663 Methods in Teaching Math3
EDU-4671 Integrating Reading & Literature II1
EDU-4673 Methods in Teaching Science3
EDU-4681 Integrating Reading & Literature III1
EDU-4683 Methods in Teaching Social Studies3
EDU-4691 Senior Ministry Integration-Teaching2
EDU-4692 Student Teaching4 or
EDU-4682 Educational Issues and Applications*4

Note: Child Development is a prerequisite for all methods courses.

*Six hours of student teaching or two years of teaching experience are required for ACSI Certification. EDU-4682 (4) Educational Issues and Applications is intended as an alternative option for students with previous teaching or other educational experience/goals who do not need the full 6 hours of student teaching for ACSI certification.

The Christian School Education degree is designed to prepare classroom teachers and as such, the General Studies core listed here should be considered only a minimum of preparation. In addition to these courses it is highly recommended that the student complete additional courses in English, Speech, and History. Students desiring to teach in a secondary classroom will need to meet ACSI requirements for endorsement in a subject area and may also desire to validate subject expertise by completing the appropriate PRAXIS exam.

120 hours total required for graduation

Program Requirements (AdVantage Structure)

Program Entrance Requirements 60 hours

Course Course DescriptionHours
GEN-1001 Introduction to Online Learning0-1
Program requirement - does not apply to the major.

First Year - Core Courses

Bible and Theology 20 hours; Foundational 8 hours.

Course Course DescriptionHours
28 hours
BLE-3604 Adult & Professional Development4
BIB-3604 Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch4
BIB-3614 Survey of the New Testament/Gospels4
BIB-3624 Bible and Life Application4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles4
THE-3614 Survey of Christian Theology4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer4

Second Year - Courses specific to the major

Courses will be bundled into 4 hours per session

Course Course DescriptionHours
32 hours
EDU-4611 Introduction to Christian School Education1
EDU-4623 Philosophy of Christian School Education3
EDU-4633 Educational Psychology3
EDU-4643 Classroom Management3
EDU-4651 Language Arts Methods1
EDU-4653 Methods in Teaching Reading and Writing3
EDU-4661 Integrating Reading & Literature I1
EDU-4663 Methods in Teaching Math3
EDU-4671 Integrating Reading & Literature II1
EDU-4673 Methods in Teaching Science3
EDU-4681 Integrating Reading & Literature III1
EDU-4683 Methods in Teaching Social Studies3
EDU-4691 Senior Ministry Integration-Teaching2
EDU-4692 Student Teaching4 or
EDU-4682 Educational Issues and Applications*4

Note: First and second years may be reversed based on student teaching arrangements.

Child Development is a prerequisite for all methods courses.

*Six hours of student teaching or two years of teaching experience are required for ACSI Certification. EDU-4682 (4) Educational Issues and Applications is intended as an alternative option for students with previous teaching or other educational experience/goals who do not need the full 6 hours of student teaching for ACSI certification.

120 hours total required for graduation

Program Requirements (Salvation Army)

Program Entrance Requirements 60 hours

First Year

Course Course DescriptionHours
28 hours
XXX-xxxx Math/Science*3
GEN-1001 Introduction to Online Learning1
BLE-3604 Adult & Professional Development4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer4
SAR-3614 Stewardship and Fundraising4
SAR-3624 Doing Church as a Mission4
SAR-3634 Social Aspects of Ministry4

*If the Math/Science requirement has already been met, another General Education course may be substituted.

Second Year - Courses specific to the major

Courses will be bundled into 4 hours per session

Course Course DescriptionHours
32 hours
EDU-4611 Introduction to Christian School Education1
EDU-4623 Philosophy of Christian School Education3
EDU-4633 Educational Psychology3
EDU-4643 Classroom Management3
EDU-4651 Language Arts Methods1
EDU-4653 Methods in Teaching Reading and Writing3
EDU-4661 Integrating Reading & Literature I1
EDU-4663 Methods in Teaching Math3
EDU-4671 Integrating Reading & Literature II1
EDU-4673 Methods in Teaching Science3
EDU-4681 Integrating Reading & Literature III1
EDU-4683 Methods in Teaching Social Studies3
EDU-4691 Senior Ministry Integration-Teaching2
EDU-4692 Student Teaching4 or
EDU-4682 Educational Issues and Applications*4

Note: First and second years may be reversed based on student teaching arrangements.

Child Development is a prerequisite for all methods courses.

*Six hours of student teaching or two years of teaching experience are required for ACSI Certification. EDU-4682 (4) Educational Issues and Applications is intended as an alternative option for students with previous teaching or other educational experience/goals who do not need the full 6 hours of student teaching for ACSI certification.

120 hours total required for graduation