Bachelor of Science Elementary Education - Missions Emphasis

The purpose of the Elementary Education, Missions Emphasis Program is the same as Elementary Education, but in addition, prepares teachers for a mission field context (e.g. a national missions school, a school for missionary children, or a foreign field home school). The program maintains the biblical studies, general education, professional studies, and elementary education core, but includes courses in missions. 

Objectives:
  • Articulate a personal philosophy of education that reflects biblical principles
  • Integrate biblically-based truth in elementary curriculum and instruction
  • Identify and employ instructional methods, concepts, and strategies of teaching that contribute to an effective learning environment for all disciplines of study
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of technologies for instruction, record keeping, and document production
  • Select and implement classroom management strategies that produce a stable atmosphere of learning
  • Recognize student diversity and assimilate methods of differentiation that makes learning a successful event
  • Construct learning experiences that are built upon professional standards and that draw upon appropriate curricula
  • Formulate authentic assessments that reflect results that are valid and reliable
  • Recall the basic elements of legal and legislative issues in regards to teaching, learning, and supervision of students in a school environment
  • Apply a biblical philosophy of missions; assess current trends, and communicate cross-culturally 

Course Requirements for the following degree are as follows: 

Bible Core (30 semester hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Life of Christ
Pentateuch
Pauline Epistles I
Baptist History
Bible Doctrine I
Bible Doctrine II
Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism
Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology

General Education (40 semester hours)
English Composition I
English Composition II
Literature Survey: 
      Survey of British Literature I
      Survey of British Literature II
      Survey of World Literature
      Survey of American Literature
Survey of World History I
American Government
Psychology
Mathematics Survey
Science Survey: General Biology Survey
Principles of Speech
General Education Elective: Survey of Physical Science
Humanities Elective: US History to 1865
Fine Arts Elective: Fine Arts Appreciation
PE Activity
Health Education
Technology Requirement
      Introduction to Computers
      Technology in Ministry
      Technology Portfolio
Student Life Seminar

Christian Ministry (4 semester hours)
Evangelism
Christian Ethics

Professional Studies (18 semester hours)
Early Field Experience
Foundations of Education
Exceptional Learner
Human Growth and Development
Educational Psychology
Instructional Media and Technology
Children's Literature

Elementary Education (34 semester hours)
Teaching Reading and Language Arts
Teaching Science in the Elementary School
Methods/Materials Elementary School PE/Health
Social Studies for Elementary School
Teaching Bible to Children
Teaching Elementary Fine Arts
Teaching Elementary Mathematics
Education Practicum
Student Teaching

Missions Minor (12 semester hours)
Introduction to Missions
Trends & Problems in Missions
Missions Seminar
Cross-Cultural Communication
Missions Elective

Total Hours = 138 hours

You may view our suggested Program Track and Course Descriptions in our catalog.