Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Secondary 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: Sheri Popp

Bible/Theology and Secondary Education Degree Requirements:
  1. Complete a minimum of 124-136 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 2.0 minimum grade point in each content major course in the secondary education program.
  6. Achieve a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average.
  7. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  8. 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 (36/37 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) or Introduction to World Literature (ENG 122)
    • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
    • Senior Seminar (FND 410)
    • Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 (HIS 235)
    • College Mathematics (MAT 140) or Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (MAT 172)
    • Developmental Psychology (PSY 211)
    • Biological Science and Lab (SCI 245) or Earth Science and Lab (SCI 235)
    • Two General Studies Electives (program specific requirements in bold below)
  • Professional Studies in Secondary Education (34/37 credits)
    • Introduction to Education (ED 106) or Philosophy of K-12 Christian Education (EM 250)
    • Field Studies (ED 194)
    • Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231)
    • Field Studies (ED 295)
    • Field Studies (ED 394)**
    • Instructional Adaptations (ED 331)
    • Teaching in Secondary Schools (ED 332)
    • Educational Psychology (ED/PSY 351)
    • Practicum 1 (ED 395 or 396)
    • Teaching Business in Secondary Schools (ED 410) or Teaching English/Language Arts in Secondary Schools (ED 412) or Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools (ED 415) or Teaching Social Sciences in Secondary Schools (ED 440) or Teaching Bible (EM 321)
    • Content Area Literacy (ED 420)
    • Principles of Management and Assessment (ED 470)
    • Practicum 2 (ED 495)
    • Student Teaching (ED 491 or 498)
    • Student Teaching Seminar (ED 499)
    • Additional Content Required for Business
  • Additional Content Required for Business Endorsement (24 Credits)
    • Financial Accounting (ACC 110)
    • Managerial Accounting (ACC 210)
    • Global Business (BUS 102)
    • Introduction to Management Information Systems (BUS 140)
    • Business Communication (BUS 230)
    • Principles of Global Marketing (BUS 321)
    • Principles of Management and Leadership (BUS 330)
    • Business Law (BUS 420)
    • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECN 201)
    • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 205)
  • Additional Content Required for English Endorsement (12 Credits)
    • Adolescent Literature (ED 215)
    • American Literature (ENG 222)
    • Non-Fiction Writing (ENG 310)
    • English Grammar (ED/ENG 320)
    • Early British Literature (ENG 322)
    • Linguistics and English Phonetics (ESL 205)
  • Additional Content Required for Mathematics Endorsement (14 Credits)
    • Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (MAT 182)
    • Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory (MAT 210)
    • Euclidean Geometry (MAT 212)
    • Discrete Mathematics (MAT 220)
    • Probability & Statistics (MAT 310) 
    • Visual Basic (CS 151)
    • Mathematics Seminar (MAT 405)
  • Additional Content Required for Psychology Endorsement (18 Credits)
    • Counseling Foundations (COU 121)
    • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111)
    • Psychological Theories and Application 1 (PSY 212)
    • Psychological Theories and Application 2 (PSY 221)
    • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 311)
    • Marriage and Family Life (SOC 109)
    • Cross-Cultural Communication (SOC 330)
    • Economics Elective
  • Additional Content Required for World History Endorsement (18 Credits)
    • World Geography (GEO 117)
    • Western Civilization 1 (HIS 131)
    • Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132)
    • Latin American History (HIS 340)
    • Modern World History (HIS 350)
    • History of the Ancient Near East (HIS 410)
    • Anthropology Elective
    • Economics Elective
  • Additional Content Required for Bible/ACSI Certification (18 Credits)   
    • Biblical Discipleship (BT 116)
    • Life of Christ (BT 247)
    • Bible Geography (BT 278)
    • Romans (BT 335)
    • Applied Theology (BT 462)
    • Youth Culture and Challenges (EM 310)
    • Apologetics (PH 350)
    • World Religions (REL 308)

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.

*meets Bible-Related requirement
 **not required for Bible/ACSI Certification

Award: Bachelor of Science

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