Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Elementary Education

This four-year program of study leads to a double major in Bible/Theology and Elementary Education and has three major areas of educational requirements: Bible/Theology, general education, and professional studies. Upon successful completion of this degree program, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Elementary Education. In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor’s degree, teacher candidates seeking recommendation for an initial teaching license from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners must complete all program completion and state licensure requirements. Teacher candidates seeking initial certification from ACSI must complete all requirements for the different levels of certification. It is recommended that teacher candidates apprise themselves of program admission, progression, and completion policies, procedures, and deadlines to ensure completion of all program requirements in a timely manner.

Program Director: Susan M. Henderson 

Bible/Theology and Elementary Education Degree Requirements:
  1. Complete a minimum of 133 total credit hours.
  2. A minimum of 60 credit hours must be earned from Emmaus.
  3. All credit hours in some professional core courses, in all methods courses, and in student teaching must be earned from Emmaus because licensure competencies are assessed in these courses.
  4. Achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point in most professional studies courses and a 3.0 minimum grade point in a few competency-based professional studies courses in the elementary education program.
  5. Achieve a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average.
  6. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  7. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
  • Bible/Theology (33 credits)
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life and Worldview (BT 111)
    • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
    • Theology: God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
    • Theology: Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
    • Theology: The Church and Final Things (BT 331)
    • Bible Book Study Elective
    • Chapel (CCS 110)
    • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Educational Ministries (3 credits)
    • Teaching Bible** (EM 321) or Homiletics 1** (BT 322)
  • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
    • Missions and Evangelism 1** (ICS 104)
  • General Studies (40 credits)
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • Human Relations and Communications (COM 312)
    • Educational Technology (CS 240)
    • English Composition (ENG 101)
    • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
    • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
    • Senior Seminar (FND 410)
    • World Geography (GEO 117)
    • American History 1 (HIS 235)
    • Number, Operations and Algebraic Thinking in Elementary School (MAT 270)
    • Spatial Math and Data Representation in Elementary School (MAT 370)
    • Child Development (PSY 254)
    • Earth Science and Lab (SCI 235)
    • Biological Science and Lab (SCI 245)
  • Professional Studies in Elementary Education (54 credits)
    • Introduction to Education (ED 106)
    • Field Studies (ED 194)
    • Children’s Literature (ED 203)
    • Teaching Visual Arts (ED 207)
    • Field Studies (ED 294)
    • Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231)
    • Field Studies (ED 295)
    • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Reading (ED 301)
    • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Language Arts (ED 305)
    • Teaching Performing Arts (ED 307)
    • Field Studies (ED 394)
    • Instructional Design (ED 330)
    • Instructional Adaptations (ED 331)
    • Educational Psychology (ED 351)
    • Teaching Physical Education/Wellness (ED 381)
    • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Mathematics (ED 375)
    • Practicum 1 (ED 395)
    • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Science (ED 428)
    • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Social Studies & Content Area Literacy Strategies (ED 435)
    • Principles of Management and Assessment (ED 470)
    • Diagnostic Teaching of Reading (ED 485)
    • Practicum 2 (ED 495)
    • Student Teaching (497)
    • Student Teaching Seminar (ED 499) 

In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor’s degree, teacher candidates must fulfill all program completion and licensure requirements (cf. the TEP program policies) to be recommended to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) for teaching endorsements sought.

*must be a Bible book study
**meets Bible-Related requirement

Award: Bachelor of Science

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