ED 226—Philosophy of Christian EducationCredit Hours: 2

What makes us different from secular education? What is the basis of our teaching and our methodology? How does Christian education fit with the home and church? These and many other areas of philosophy will be studied in this course.

Major: Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Music Education Major

ED 251—Methods and MaterialsCredit Hours: 3

This course explains the materials and methods used in teaching. It includes the use of computers in education. It emphasizes the practical techniques and skills needed by the effective teacher.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Elementary Education Major

ED 301—Child DevelopmentCredit Hours: 2

This course will study the special characteristics and needs of children from birth to age 18 from a Christian perspective. Special emphasis is given to effective methods used in training children at various stages of educational development.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Elementary Education Major

ED 304—Teaching ReadingCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to show the future elementary school teacher how to use phonics and will include practical hands-on training in a classroom setting. This course gives prospective teachers the ability to develop students’ reading skills and a healthy desire to read. It will give teachers the necessary tools to help their students acquire the foundational skills in reading, spelling, grammar, and penmanship.

Major: Elementary Education Major

ED 306—Teaching Language ArtsCredit Hours: 2

Students will understand the inter-relationship of the language arts and tools to help elementary students acquire skills in spelling, grammar, syntax, penmanship, and composition. PREREQUISITE: none

Major: Elementary Education Major

ED 312—Teaching PreschoolersCredit Hours: 2

This course equips each student to develop a daily lesson plan with pre-school aged children and learn age-appropriate methods for imparting God's truth to them.

ED 337—Elementary Classroom ManagementCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed for students pursuing a degree in elementary education. The purpose of this course is to develop future teachers to be confidently prepared for the first year of teaching. Effective principles of teaching and classroom management will be covered. After a time of instruction and training, students will be mentored, observed, and evaluated in the classroom to assist in their professional development as future Christian educators. PREREQUISITES: ED 304, ED 306

Major: Elementary Education Major, Music Education Major

ED 338—Secondary Classroom ManagementCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed for students in the secondary education concentration. The purpose of this course is to develop the effective principles of teaching, while providing students with a structured opportunity to teach in a classroom environment. After a time of instruction and training, students will be mentored, observed, and evaluated in the classroom to assist in their professional development as future Christian educators.

Major: Secondary Education Major

ED 401—Early Childhood AdministrationCredit Hours: 3

The course is designed to provide practical training for the development and implementation of a early childhood training facility.

ED 402—Teaching Bible to ChildrenCredit Hours: 2

This course will enable students to effectively teach Bible at preschool and elementary levels. A variety of instructional methods will be modelled, and students will engage in the practical implementation of these methods in teaching scriptural songs, verses, stories and truths.

ED 403—Classroom TechnologyCredit Hours: 3

This course presents instruction and methodology for both technology used by the teacher to enhance the presentation and organization of teaching materials as well as technology used by the student to aid in the learning process. Students will learn how to create and present instructional visuals effectively and how to implement technology to assist student collaboration and evaluation. A hands-on component will provide the students with practical teaching experience using technology.

Major: Secondary Education Major, Music Education Major

ED 411—Student TeachingCredit Hours: 8

During the final semester of the senior year, the student will be required to participate in student teaching at an approved Christian school. This course includes observation, participation, and teaching in the classroom under the direction and supervision of the regular classroom teacher and faculty supervisor.

Major: Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major

ED 430—Education SeminarCredit Hours: 3

This is a senior-level course designed for elementary and secondary education majors. This course meets for half a semester. Teacher preparation in and out of the classroom is a major component of this course, both philosophically and practically. Topics will include teaching skill, student interaction, classroom and lesson preparation, mentoring students, creating a desire to learn, healthy expectations of student achievement, application of material, use of visuals and modalities, and training students for the future. The instruction will come from selected professors having at least twenty-five years of experience each. PREREQUISITE: College standing as a senior in the BRE Education Program.

Major: Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major

ED 441—Education EvaluationCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed for seniors with a concentration in education. The systematic process of evaluation in the classroom is the emphasis of this class. This includes a thorough knowledge, understanding, and application of instructional objectives, activities, and testing in the classroom.

Major: Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major

ED 450—Integrating the Bible for All SubjectsCredit Hours: 1

This class is a "block" class designed for education majors in their senior year only. This class runs for eight weeks as a place for teachers to focus on inculcating God's word into every subject. Students are reminded that "Bible" is not to be a separate class in the curriculum of a Christian school, but that it should be included in every class.

Major: Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major

ED 451—Practical Teaching MethodsCredit Hours: 1

This is a senior-level course designed for elementary and secondary education majors. Junior students may take the course as well at the discretion of the instructor. This course meets for half a semester. The primary emphases are: 1) examining and testing modalities of students; 2) examining the various methods of teaching that may be utilized in the classroom; 3) studying the areas of the brain and how they relate to modes of learning and memory; and 4) developing lessons to make learning “stick” better, meaning the knowledge and skills taught are more readily remembered by the student. Assignments include reading the course text, comparing various passages to Scripture, writing a paper explaining learning modalities, and writing detailed lesson plans that exhibit a “sticky” learning paradigm. PREREQUISITE: College standing as a junior or senior in the BRE Education Program.

Major: Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major

EN 100—Remedial GrammarCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to help students prepare for EN 101. This course, a general elective, does not fulfill the English requirements.

EN 101—Grammar and Composition 1Credit Hours: 3

This course teaches English grammar and foundational writing concepts on a college level. Because clear writing is developed through good English basics, this class aids the student in development of clear writing and grammar skills that will be further developed in EN 102.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Secretarial Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: English

EN 102—Grammar and Composition 2Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to develop and enhance the student's writing skills. Concentration will be placed on clear, logical, and persuasive writing. (EN 101 is required)

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Secretarial Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: English

EN 103—Advanced English GrammarCredit Hours: 3

This course offers a thorough study of English Grammar for the Advanced English student. Self-study, as well as class room instruction, forms the basis for this course. Sentence structure, sentence parts and functions, parts of speech, mechanics in English, as well as word usage is covered.

EN 201—Advanced Composition and GrammarCredit Hours: 2

EN 201 builds on the previous grammar and composition foundation students received in EN 101 and EN 102. Students will review basic elements of grammar and analyze their use in the sentence. They will also analyze basic elements of paragraph construction and clear writing skills and implement these components in writing exercises. An overview of the development of the English language will also be given. PREREQUISITE: EN 101 and EN 102

Minor: English, Missions

EN 270—English LiteratureCredit Hours: 3

This course will evaluate English literature for its style, content, and value in relationship to Christianity. The class will give the student an appreciation for the content and literary style of the English writers.

Minor: English

EN 280—American LiteratureCredit Hours: 3

This course will evaluate American literature for its style, content, and value, specifically for the Christian student and teacher. The class will give the student an appreciation for the content and literary style of American authors.

Minor: English

EN 370—Creative WritingCredit Hours: 2

This course provides an overview of the various forms of creative writing. Students will study and practice a wide variety of creative writing forms, including poetry, short stories, drama, and ministry writing. PREREQUISITE: EN 102 and EN 201

Minor: English

EN 403—Shakespearean LiteratureCredit Hours: 2

Students in this course will analyze Shakespearean literature through the famous bard’s dramas and sonnets. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive working knowledge of Shakespeare’s dominating ideas in his works.

Minor: English

EN 404—Children's LiteratureCredit Hours: 2

Students will learn the skill of evaluating children’s literature by studying popular children’s nursery rhymes, fairytales, poetry, short stories, and novels. PREREQUISITE: none

Major: Elementary Education Major
Minor: English

EN 410—Teaching High School EnglishCredit Hours: 2

Students will learn principles of teaching in a classroom arena as well as preparing lesson plans and actually teaching before their peers. Confidence in the classroom and confidence in English curriculum is emphasized in this course.

Minor: English

EN 422—English PortfolioCredit Hours: 3

This course will provide the English education major with the necessary tools of researching and writing. The student will learn to write different genres for the many purposes that the ministry requires.

EV 210—History of RevivalsCredit Hours: 3

This course will study the periods of revival that have taken place in American history from the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth through the present. The Great Awakenings, the frontier revivals and camp meetings, and the "Prayer Meeting" revival of the middle 1800s will be studied in detail, along with the men who had a part in them. Concentration will be placed on the surprising work that God did during these times rather than on any specific methods or styles of preaching.

Major: Evangelism Major

EV 221—Evangelists and EvangelismCredit Hours: 3

This course will introduce young men to the field of evangelism. The role of the evangelist in the local church, his ministry, his relationship to the pastor, and his preaching will be studied. The scriptural basis for the ministry of evangelism will be studied along with some of the men in the past who have faithfully fulfilled that role.

Major: Evangelism Major

EV 301—Evangelism Practices and MethodsCredit Hours: 2

This course will look at the evangelist's personal and itinerant schedule. How to schedule meetings, how to conduct the meeting, his methods of preaching, invitations, and personal counseling will be studied. Concentration will be placed on his role in the local church as a help to the pastor within the context of a revival meeting.

Major: Evangelism Major

EV 310—Youth EvangelismCredit Hours: 2

This course will look at youth work, how to reach teenagers effectively for Christ, and how to disciple them. Philosophy of youth work including preaching, activities, and training will be studied.

Major: Evangelism Major
Minor: Youth

EV 410—Evangelism EthicsCredit Hours: 2

This course will teach how the evangelist is to conduct himself in relationship to his home church, the local churches where he preaches, and the people within that church. Areas of counseling, finances, family, and friendships will be covered.

Major: Evangelism Major

HI 205—World GeographyCredit Hours: 2

This course provides a physical-cultural study of the earth and mankind created by God; it is designed to review the world map, its continents, countries, and major bodies of water. Discussions of the topography and political divisions of the continents will help students discover the variety of cultures including vastly differing forms of contemporary government and economic systems and learn how physical features of the earth, climate, natural resources, human activities and customs affect the political, economic, and social character of nations and regions. The study of these varied cultures will help students understand the importance of man’s relationship to God and develop a greater burden for this world’s lost souls.

Minor: History

HI 210—Cold War HistoryCredit Hours: 2

This course is a survey of the time period between the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The seething conflict between the United States and the Soviet empire affected global politics, economics, and culture. The Cold War will be studied through the ideas, documents, personalities, and events of this period. The course will also direct students to Scriptural truths relevant to turbulent times in American history and in her future.

HI 281—History of Civilization 1Credit Hours: 3

This course presents a general survey of civilization from the earliest records through the sixteenth century. Taught chronologically, the course will include a discussion of the major political, economic, intellectual, social, and religious forces which have influenced the development of civilization from the beginning of time through the 1700s. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of Christianity upon the world, and life lessons with scriptural applications from history will be incorporated throughout the course.

Minor: History

HI 282—History of Civilization 2Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of HI 281 and is a study of world civilizations from the seventeenth century to the present. The course will be taught chronologically and will focus upon the historical effects of government, religion, scientific development, socioeconomic structures and the arts which have influenced the development of civilization from the seventeenth century to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of Christianity upon the world, and life lessons with scriptural applications from history will be incorporated throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: none

Minor: History

HI 283—U.S. History 1Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the development of the United States from the colonial period through the Civil War. It gives special emphasis to Christianity’s influence on the development of the United States. It will also look at how Christian men and women have made a significant impact on the development of our nation.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: History

HI 284—U.S. History 2Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of HI 283, and it examines the development of the United States from the aftermath of the Civil War to modern America. It gives special emphasis to Christianity’s influence on the development of the United States. It will also look at how Christian men and women have made a significant impact on the development of our nation. PREREQUISITE: None

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: History

HI 311—19th Century HistoryCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of the developments that occurred in America in the areas of civil rights and government; popular entertainment and culture; business, industry, education, religion, and social issues during the 19th Century. Students will be challenged to memorize the details of significant events throughout the century. In addition, course projects are designed to help students to analyze and identify the correlations of these events with events and issues in America today. PREREQUISITE: None

Minor: History

HI 312—Recent European HistoryCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at the more recent history in Europe and its relationship to the United States and Christianity in general. The impact of certain events and leaders will be studied.

Minor: History

HI 313—Recent American HistoryCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at the more recent history in America and its relationship to Christianity. The impact of certain events and leaders will be studied through a year by year survey of 20th century America. Class notes and lectures will highlight people and events that shaped the century. PREREQUISITE: None

Minor: History

HI 314—American Documents 1Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to affirm the importance and usefulness of reading original documents to understand American history from its founding through the Civil War Era. The documents are not definitive or all-inclusive but are a catalyst to present differing views on some of the major issues and disputes in American history. The documents are meant to awaken a spirit of inquiry and conscious deliberation. Additionally, the course will point students to the timeless truths of Scripture and their relevance in American history and in her future. PREREQUISITE: none

Minor: History

HI 315—American Documents 2Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to affirm the importance and usefulness of reading original documents to understand American history from the Reconstruction Era to the beginning of the 21st century. In particular, students will be challenged to analyze the interrelationships and meanings of equality and liberty. Additionally, the course will point students to the timeless truths of Scripture and their relevance in American history and in her future. PREREQUISITE: none

Minor: History

HI 321—World War II HistoryCredit Hours: 2

This course is an in-depth study of World War II with its significant events and leaders. A study of how this war shaped the politics and religious views of American culture will be evaluated.

Minor: History

HI 331—American Civil WarCredit Hours: 2

This course examines the social, political, economic, and ideological forces that led to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Topics include regional conflicts and sectionalism, dissolution of the Union, military campaigns, and the War’s socioeconomic impact, aftermath, and consequences. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, spiritual, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the United States during the era of the Civil War.

HI 401—Teaching Elementary HistoryCredit Hours: 2

A systematic approach to teaching history in the Christian elementary school will be implemented in this course. Students will learn how to prepare operative lesson plans, present effective history lessons, successfully communicate with their students, and incorporate Biblical principles into their daily lessons. PREREQUISITE: six hours history

Major: Elementary Education Major

HI 402—Teaching Secondary HistoryCredit Hours: 2

A systematic approach to teaching history in the Christian secondary school will be implemented in this course. Students will learn how to prepare operative lesson plans, present effective history lessons, successfully communicate with their students, and incorporate Biblical principles into their daily lessons. PREREQUISITE: six hours history

Major: Secondary Education Major
Minor: History

HI 410—History of FundamentalismCredit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the history of American Fundamentalism from the 19th century with its development and influence over American Christianity. It will discuss the leaders, schools, and missionary work. The different meanings of Fundamentalism, its cultural connotation, the strengths and failures of the movement, New Evangelicalism, Neo-orthodoxy, and Liberalism will be studied. Students may learn from this history and discern any theological movement in the coming years based upon the Bible. (This course can function as a substitute for Contemporary Theology or Baptist History.)

HE 101—Meal Preparation 1Credit Hours: 3

This course will teach students both how to prepare menus with proper nutritional value and the basic preparation of those meals. Instruction will be given in the proper use of cooking appliances and utensils. Emphasis will be placed on making meal times in a Christian home an enjoyable experience.

Minor: Home Economics