Education Program

The curriculum leading to an Education degree is designed to provide both the theoretical knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge to prepare the graduate for the Christian school classroom. Student teaching is required for one semester during the senior year. Any young person majoring in Christian Education will learn various teaching methods, study curriculum planning, school organization, and administration on both the elementary and secondary levels. All education majors will study the different methods and materials available for child evangelism, as well as study the different principles used for classroom management and control. All seniors have the privilege of observing various classrooms at Union Bible Academy (A Beka curriculum), an ACE School in the Noblesville, IN area, and a public school (Conventional) in the Sheridan, IN area.

Goals

The elementary education student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate commitment to a growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as the basis for the professional attitudes needed to serve as an effective team member in a Christian School.
  2. Explain the biblical and philosophical rationale for Christian education.
  3. Demonstrate expertise knowledge of elementary school content and the ability to integrate biblical truth into each content area.
  4. Organize the classroom and learning activities using a variety of methods, media, and assessments in order that all students are able to accomplish the school’s instructional goals.
  5. Establish and maintain a positive and productive classroom environment.