Christian education begins long before the Christian school. Recognizing the importance of impacting tomorrow’s generation, WCBC is striving to equip Christian leaders in the early childhood stage.

College Experience

Students preparing to serve as Christian pre-school teachers, learn to convey truth to young minds. Students practice their skills through student teaching opportunities while they are guided and encouraged by veteran school teachers.

Key Faculty

Diane Goetsch

Instructor—Education, Home Economics

Mrs. Goetsch began teaching at West Coast Baptist College in the fall of 1996, and she...

Dr. Jerry Goddard

Dean of Administrative Affairs

Dr. Goddard brings over twenty-eight years of experience in Christian college...

Dr. Mark Rasmussen

Vice President

Dr. Mark Rasmussen has been teaching on the college level for the past thirty years....

Terrie Chappell

Instructor—Education

Mrs. Chappell teaches in the college and Sunday school and corrdinates the ladies’...

Interesting Classes I Will Take

Course ID
Credit Hours

PT 117

2.0 Christian Womanhood 1

This course is designed to help young ladies learn about the ministry...

ED 301

2.0 Child Development

This course will study the special characteristics and needs of children from...

BI 102

3.0 New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

EN 404

2.0 Children's Literature

Students will learn the skill of evaluating children’s literature by...

PT 297

2.0 First Aid for Missions and Ministry

This course is tailored for educators and...

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Course of Study

Course ID
Credit Hours

AP 101

3.0 Apologetics

This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as...

AP 301

2.0 Science and Faith

The purpose of this course is to give the student a greater appreciation of both...

AP 402

2.0 Biblical Ethics

This course looks at what the Bible says regarding ethical issues in society and...

BI 101

3.0 Old Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

BI 102

3.0 New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

BI 110

3.0 Survey of Bible Doctrines

This course is a survey of the ten major doctrines of systematic...

BI 201

3.0 Life of Christ

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major...

BI 211

2.0 Acts

This course covers a history of the early church and the spread of the Gospel. The book will be outlined...

BI 212

2.0 Romans

This course will be an expository study of both the book, as well as its applications to the doctrines...

BI 250

3.0 Genesis

This course is designed to familiarize students with the storyline and fundamental truths found in...

BI 291

2.0 Methodical Bible Studies

This course will help the student develop sound Bible study...

BI 401

3.0 Baptist History and Distinctives

This course will survey the history of Baptist...

CS 101

2.0 Computer Applications

This course is required for all students in the undergraduate program...

ED 121

3.0 Orientation to Teaching

This course is designed to give future teachers knowledge of best...

ED 226

2.0 Philosophy of Christian Education

What makes us different from secular education?...

ED 304

3.0 Teaching Reading

Students will be given the necessary phonetic tools to help their students acquire...

ED 306

2.0 Teaching Language Arts

Students will understand the inter-relationship of the language arts...

ED 312

2.0 Teaching Preschoolers

This course equips each student to develop a daily lesson plan with pre-...

ED 337

3.0 Teaching Practicum

The purpose of this course is to develop the effective principles of teaching...

ED 401

3.0 Early Childhood Administration

The course is designed to provide practical training...

ED 411

8.0 Student Teaching

During the final semester of the senior year, the student will be required to...

ED 440

2.0 Teacher Preparation and Curriculum Development

This class is a "...

ED 441

2.0 Education Evaluation

This class is a "block" class designed for education majors in...

ED 450

1.0 Integrating the Bible for all Subjects

This class is a "block" class...

ED 451

1.0 Practical Teaching Methods

This class is a "block" class designed for education...

EN 404

2.0 Children's Literature

Students will learn the skill of evaluating children’s literature by...

HI 401

2.0 Teaching Elementary History

A systematic approach to teaching history in the Christian...

ED 251

3.0 Methods and Materials

This course explains the materials and methods used in teaching. It...

ED 301

2.0 Child Development

This course will study the special characteristics and needs of children from...

EN 101

3.0 English Grammar

This course teaches English grammar on a college level. Clear writing is developed...

EN 102

3.0 English Composition

This course is designed to develop and enhance the student's writing...

HI 283

3.0 U.S. History 1

This course examines the development of the United States from the colonial period...

HI 284

3.0 U.S. History 2

This course is a continuation of HI 283, and it examines the development of the United...

MI 101

2.0 Introduction to Missions

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis,...

PT 117

2.0 Christian Womanhood 1

This course is designed to help young ladies learn about the ministry...

PT 297

2.0 First Aid for Missions and Ministry

This course is tailored for educators and...

OR 101

2.0 Principles of Christian Living

This course is a class required for all freshmen as they...

PT 106

2.0 Intro. to Biblical Counseling

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of...

PT 111

2.0 Personal Evangelism

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective...

PT 307

2.0 Professional Training

This course is designed to prepare ministerial candidates for the...

PT 311

2.0 Marriage and Home

This course provides the student with the biblical ingredients to a godly...

SPCH 101

2.0 Freshman Speech

This course is designed to give the student the skills needed to properly prepare...

MA 401

2.0 Teaching Elementary Math

This course will help the student in preparing and teaching math...

ED 402

2.0 Teaching Bible to Children

This course will enable students to effectively teach Bible at...

Related Proficiencies

English

Students choosing the English proficiency may use it with any major or it may become a teaching field in the secondary...

Home Economics

Students choosing the Home Economics proficiency may use it with any major or it may become a teaching field in the Secondary...

Music Education

Students taking a Music proficiency may choose between Music Administration or Music Education. In both proficiencies,...