Bachelor of Arts in Education
Specific Program Objectives
In addition to the Comprehensive Objectives, students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Education will be able to do the following:
Verbalize a biblically sound philosophy of Christian education and discourse the philosophical, social, and historical foundations of education.
Describe the relationship between human development, behavior adjustment, the learning process, and individual differences.
Demonstrate the use of a variety of instructional, evaluation and assessment procedures.
Be skilled in the use of classroom management principles.
Identify and apply the Oklahoma’s General Competencies for Licensure and Certification and incorporate into lesson plans the Oklahoma Core Curriculum of the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the national teaching standards.
Exhibit mastery and teaching ability in the subjects of math, reading, language arts, science, history, art, music, physical education, health, computers, and Bible in a Christian classroom.
Biblical/Theological Studies (30 Hours)
A study of the basic Christian character: humility, selflessness, forgiveness, moral purity, clear conscience, seeking God, sensitivity to God, and living for God.
An in-depth Biblical study of the principles of intercession based on the book Rees Howells, Intercessor. Emphasizes principles of faith, obedience, and possession by the Holy Spirit.
A study of the New Testament books with respect to title, author, date, background, key words, key verses, purpose, message, outline, summary, and application.
A study of the Old Testament books with respect to title, author, date, key words and verses, purpose, message, outline, summary, and the way each book points to Jesus Christ.
An examination of how the prophetic tradition of Israel developed and how it continues to operate in the New Testament church. This course includes a study of the Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel.
General survey of doctrines of the Bible, Christ, the goodness and greatness of God, Holy Spirit, man, and sin.
A continuation of Basic Theology I with an emphasis on the doctrines of salvation, end-times, demons and angels, and the church.
An intense study and practical expression of the working of the five-fold ministry within the church today.
Overview of the philosophies of education and the foundations, patterns, varieties, and crucial roles that create the distinctiveness of true Christian teaching resulting in life-change. Students develop a personal philosophy of Christian education. (Bible course for education majors because of its Biblical nature.)
General Studies (39 Hours)
A review and practice of the academic writing process including grammar rules.
An expanded study and practice of clear, correct, and effective academic writing with some grammar review.
An introduction to the basic principles and techniques of public speaking and practice in presenting various forms of public speaking using those elements
A general study of social interactions and the products of social interactions, such as cultures, socializing, and the major institutions of society with respect to societies throughout the world. Includes practical application of sociological situations in development of critical thinking skills.
A survey of American culture, politics and government.
An introduction to the development of the government of the United States with a focus on its structure, function, power, and philosophy.
From a Christian perspective, this course encompasses political, cultural, literary, and religious influences on the development of civilization from the writings of the ancients to 1500 AD.
Covers the period from 1500 AD to the present, surveying events that shaped the development of modern nations, including those of Africa and Asia.
This course will introduce the student to the major worldviews of contemporary western society. As they examine the historical backgrounds, they will also compare each worldview against a Biblical worldview.
A survey course designed to acquaint the student with practical math applications. Topics selected from logic, probability, geometry, function and relations, set theory, and statistics. Emphasis will be on problem solving.
A general introduction to geology, oceanography, and meteorology, including lab and field work.
A study of scientific method, levels of organization, the cell, photosynthesis, respiration and genetics. Concentration is on vascular and non-vascular plants, as well as algae, bacteria, and viruses.
Missions Focus 3 hours (choose one)
A study of the biblical basis of local church evangelism and personal evangelism.
A study of the theology and strategy of missions, as well as the spiritual and practical preparation of the missionary for cross-cultural work as part of a world ministry team. An understanding of world history from 70 AD to the present provides a helpful background to this course.
This course will introduce the student to the literature, skills and philosophy that will enable him/her to lead in the planting of a new congregation. The student will be led through the church-planting process and see the decisions this church made to grow into a vibrant congregation.
Professional Studies (61 Hours)
Forty-five hours of working in a Christian school, assuming responsibilities in teaching and projects.
A study of the physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual development of a child through adolescence. Character development is stressed.
An overview of the learning characteristics, needs, and problems of the exceptional learner in school; implications of the learning, environmental, and cultural characteristics; strategies for accommodating the exceptional learner in the classroom.
Explains methods and materials needed to teach math.
Examines the technological transformation of the classroom and presents techniques for teaching, available software and hardware, and classroom use through hands-on training.
Deals with behavioral strategies, time management, organization of materials, and parent/community relations.
This course introduces educational objectives and competencies, and details portfolio specifications that will be used as each student builds the framework of a portfolio indicating mastery of educational competencies and objectives. Pre-requisite: Sophomore status.
Presents skills to teach spelling, penmanship, grammar skills and emphasizes teaching the parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, word usage, dictionary skills, reports, and letter writing.
Presentation of objectives and materials for teaching science.
Explains methods and materials needed to teach history and social studies.
Theories, procedures, and basic materials needed to teach art and music.
Stresses the value of physical activity, fitness, health, safety, and nutrition.
Presents ways of teaching Bible stories and use of teaching aids with emphasis lesson planning, creative methods, and practical experience.
A study of appropriate literature, techniques, and activities for presentation
Directed experience in teaching in a classroom. Ten hours credit.
Acquaints students with the administration and interpretation of assessment techniques.
The completion of a student’s educational portfolio and its review by a faculty committee.
Establishes the theoretical and practical steps of assessment and synthesis required to achieve effective reading instruction for classes and individual students.
Presents skills needed to teach foundational phonics and reading skills.