BACHELOR OF SCIENCE:

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Christian School education is a tremendously exciting ministry field. Imagine the thrill of teaching reading, writing, and other essential life skills, while being able to clearly and lovingly communicate God’s love and purpose to young students throughout the day.

The Barclay College Christian School Elementary Education major equips students to teach at the elementary level in most private Christian Schools in the United States or in various mission academies overseas. A broad foundation in educational theory and practice with biblical integration is provided, and the student is ready upon graduation to seek professional certification through the Association of Christian Schools International.

A joint program with Fort Hays State University offers a state licensure track for students desiring to teach in public education. Students complete hours at Barclay then enroll in the online program at Fort Hays State University. Licensure comes through the university.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the Christian School Elementary Education program, the student will meet the objectives of the division of Arts and Sciences, as well as additional objectives particular to this major.

Division Objectives: students shall be able to

1. Articulate why for the Christian, all vocations to which God leads are calls to stewardship and ministry.

2. Explain how a Christian worldview impacts vocational attitudes, ethics, and meaning.

3. Articulate how biblical principles related to one’s chosen field integrate with or critique “secular” knowledge of the same field.

4. Demonstrate the ability to construct a biblically informed approach to their vocational field.

5. Demonstrate competence in their chosen field at a level appropriate for graduates of a baccalaureate program.

Specific Program Objectives: students will

1. Articulate the biblical basis for Christian school elementary education.

2. Display a broad knowledge of the history and origins of educational thought and practice.

3. Reveal a competency in and understanding of essential educational principles and practices as a result of fulfilling the course requirements in the Christian School Elementary Education curriculum.

4. Meet the requirements for ACSI certification in elementary education, and be prepared to serve as elementary teachers in private Christian schools either in the USA or overseas.

5. Meet the objectives of the Division of Bible and Ministry.

6. Meet the objectives of the Division of General Studies.

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Required Courses

I. Division of Bible and Ministry [32 hours]

Division Core

Part I. Bible Concentration:

17 hours

BI205

Bible Study Methods

3 hours

NT102

New Testament Survey

3 hours

OT101

Old Testament Survey

3 hours

TH302

Doctrine of Holiness

2 hours

TH 308

Teachings of Friends

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

NT211 Transformational Life & Leadership of Christ (3 hours)

NT241 Synoptic Gospels (3 hours)

NT362 Acts (3 hours)

NT346 Writings of John (3 hours)

Part II. Foundations for Ministry:

10 hours

CM104

Personal Evangelism Seminar

1 hour

CM107

Survey of Church Ministry

3 hours

MI2083

Intercultural Ministry

3 hours

SL101

Spiritual Formation I

3 hours

Additional Bible/Theology:

5 hours

TH105

Basic Beliefs

2 hours

3 hours chosen from NT or OT electives

3 hours

II. Division of General Studies [41 hours]

Division Core

Communications:

12 hours

IT 101/02

Introduction to Computer Applications

3 hours

EN101

College Writing

3 hours

EN202

Research and Writing

3 hours

SP201/02

Fundamentals of Speech

3 hours

Humanities:

6 hours

PH205

Introduction to Philosophy

3 hours

LI201/202 Introduction to Literature

3 hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

7 hours

EN109

Orientation to Success at Barclay College

1 hour

PY103

General Psychology

3 hours

SS200 Social Science Elective

3 hours

Science and Mathematics:

10 hours

MA108 College Algebra

3 hours

NS100 Natural Science Elective

3 hours

SC200L NS or PS Science Lab

1 hours

PS200 Physical Science Elective

3 hours

Additional General Studies Requirements:

6 hours

PY204

Marriage and Family

3 hours

HU201 Humanities Elective

3 hours


III. Division of Arts and Sciences [64hours]

Professional Ministry Courses

64 hours

ED103

Introduction to Christian Education

2 hours

ED214

Children’s Literature

3 hours

ED224

Children with Special Needs

3 hours

ED318

Physical Ed. and Health Methods/Content

3 hours

ED328

Art and Music Methods/Content

3 hours

ED332

Instructional Media

3 hours

ED342

Classroom Management

3 hours

ED347

Language Arts Methods/Content

3 hours

ED355

Social Science Methods/Content

3 hours

ED363

Math Methods/Content

3 hours

ED373

Science Methods/Content

3 hours

ED377

Diagnostic Teaching of Reading

3 hours

ED400S

Philosophy of Teaching Capstone

2 hours

ED401

Student Teaching Overview

3 hours

ED408

Supervised Student Teaching

12 hours

EN334

Advanced Grammar

3 hours

MI223

Cultural Anthropology

3 hours

PY223

Developmental Psychology

3 hours

PY453

Tests and Measurements

3 hours

137 total