Bachelor of Science Elementary Education

The purpose of the Elementary Education program is to prepare students to prepare students to provide appropriate learning experiences which meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of children in kindergarten through grade six.

Objectives:
  • Articulate a personal philosophy of education that reflects biblical principles
  • Integrate biblically-based truth in elementary curriculum and instruction
  • Construct a biblically-based worldview that integrates Scriptural principles in all instruction
  • Identify and employ instructional methods, concepts, and strategies of teaching that contribute to an effective learning environment for all disciples 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 

Course Requirements for the degree are as follows:

Bible Core (30 semester hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Life of Christ
Pentateuch
Pauline 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 Eschatalogy

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 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
*These general education requirements are met with the taking of the recommended courses.

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 Elem School
Methods/Materials Elem School PE/Health
Social Studies for Elem School
Teaching Bible to Children
Teaching Elementary Fine Arts
Teaching Elementary Mathematics
Education Practicum
Student Teaching

Elective (3 semester hours)

Total (129 semester hours)

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