The College of Education (CoE) offers a bachelor’s degree program with an undergraduate core in Bible, a major in Educational Studies. During this undergraduate program, students may explore other fields of study by choosing a minor to fill their electives.
The major in Educational Studies will lay a foundation and provide experiences for those exploring the field of education, preparing the graduate for non-traditional and support roles not requiring certification or teaching licensure, or for those interested later in pursuing graduate work in a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in elementary, middle, or secondary education.
The Teacher Education program focuses on equipping Christian educators to think, teach, and lead biblically in educational settings throughout the world. This approach provides a biblical foundation for a career where graduates will think biblically about educational issues as well as the nature and needs of children. They will be equipped to serve in support roles not requiring teaching licensure in Christian, public, mission, home, charter, and private schools as well as early childhood development centers and tutoring centers. Additionally, the program can provide a base from which to pursue further graduate work.
Upon completion of the Educational Studies program, students will demonstrate they are becoming discerning educators when they exhibit the competencies that illustrate that they are:
- Learners who explore varied educational concepts from a biblical world view.
- Designers who recognize the importance of effective planning.
- Presenters who work to understand educational communication and technology techniques.
- Evaluators who use observations in the classroom to improve.
- Managers who desire to build student engagement and nurturing environments.
See Undergraduate Core for graduation requirements.