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08/20/2014http://www.nbc.edu/majors/christian-school-education.php

Christian School Education

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 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).

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 Description Hours
    45 hours
  English Language/Communication 6
  (must include an English Composition course) 
  Social Sciences 6
  Humanities 3
  Science 3
  Math 3
  History 3
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills 3
THE-1023 Spiritual Formation 3
THE-3013 Introduction to Christian Thought 3
  General Studies Electives 12

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
    24 hours
BIB-3604 Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch 4
BIB-3614 Survey of the New Testament/Gospels 4
BIB-3624 Bible and Life Application 4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE-3614 Survey of Christian Theology 4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4

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 Description Hours
    32 hours
  Electives or Minor Courses 19 hours
EDU-4611 Introduction to Christian School Education1
EDU-4623 Philosophy of Christian School Education3
EDU-4633 Educational Psychology 3
EDU-4643 Classroom Management 3
EDU-4651 Language Arts Methods 1
EDU-4653 Methods in Teaching Reading and Writing3
EDU-4661 Integrating Reading & Literature I 1
EDU-4663 Methods in Teaching Math 3
EDU-4671 Integrating Reading & Literature II1
EDU-4673 Methods in Teaching Science 3
EDU-4681 Integrating Reading & Literature III1
EDU-4683 Methods in Teaching Social Studies 3
EDU-4691 Senior Ministry Integration-Teaching I 1
EDU-4791 Senior Ministry Integration-Teaching II1
EDU-4692 Student Teaching I 2
EDU-4792 Student Teaching II 2 or
EDU-4672 Educational Issues and Applications I 2
EDU-4682 Educational Issues and Applications II 2

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)

60 hoursProgram Entrance Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
GEN-1001 Introduction to Online Learning 0-1
  Program requirement - does not apply to the major. 

First Year - Core Courses

Bible and Theology 20 hours; Foundational 8 hours.

Course Course Description Hours
    28 hours
BLE-3604 Adult & Professional Development 4
BIB-3604 Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch 4
BIB-3614 Survey of the New Testament/Gospels 4
BIB-3624 Bible and Life Application 4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE-3614 Survey of Christian Theology 4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4

Second Year - Courses specific to the major

Courses will be bundled into 4 hours per session

Course Course Description Hours
    32 hours
EDU-4611 Introduction to Christian School Education1
EDU-4623 Philosophy of Christian School Education3
EDU-4633 Educational Psychology 3
EDU-4643 Classroom Management 3
EDU-4651 Language Arts Methods 1
EDU-4653 Methods in Teaching Reading and Writing3
EDU-4661 Integrating Reading & Literature I 1
EDU-4663 Methods in Teaching Math 3
EDU-4671 Integrating Reading & Literature II1
EDU-4673 Methods in Teaching Science 3
EDU-4681 Integrating Reading & Literature III1
EDU-4683 Methods in Teaching Social Studies 3
EDU-4691 Senior Ministry Integration-Teaching I 1
EDU-4791 Senior Ministry Integration-Teaching II1
EDU-4692 Student Teaching I 2
EDU-4792 Student Teaching II 2 or
EDU-4672 Educational Issues and Applications I 2
EDU-4682 Educational Issues and Applications II 2

Note: First/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)

60 hoursProgram Entrance Requirements

First Year

Course Course Description Hours
    28 hours
XXX-xxxx Math/Science* 3
GEN-1001 Introduction to Online Learning 1
BLE-3604 Adult & Professional Development 4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4
SAR-3614 Stewardship and Fundraising 4
SAR-3624 Doing Church as a Mission 4
SAR-3634 Social Aspects of Ministry 4

*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 Description Hours
    32 hours
EDU-4611 Introduction to Christian School Education1
EDU-4623 Philosophy of Christian School Education3
EDU-4633 Educational Psychology 3
EDU-4643 Classroom Management 3
EDU-4651 Language Arts Methods 1
EDU-4653 Methods in Teaching Reading and Writing3
EDU-4661 Integrating Reading & Literature I 1
EDU-4663 Methods in Teaching Math 3
EDU-4671 Integrating Reading & Literature II1
EDU-4673 Methods in Teaching Science 3
EDU-4681 Integrating Reading & Literature III1
EDU-4683 Methods in Teaching Social Studies 3
EDU-4691 Senior Ministry Integration-Teaching I 1
EDU-4791 Senior Ministry Integration-Teaching II1
EDU-4692 Student Teaching I 2
EDU-4792 Student Teaching II 2 or
EDU-4672 Educational Issues and Applications I 2
EDU-4682 Educational Issues and Applications II 2

Note: First/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