Secondary Education Major | West Coast Baptist College

Secondary Education Major

Total Credit Hours: 
135

Average Completion Time: 
4 years

A student with a Secondary Education concentration will choose two proficiencies. The first proficiency must be chosen from the following list and include the requisite number of credit hours.

  • English–24
  • Science–24
  • History–26
  • Math–26

The second proficiency must include a minimum of 13 credit hours and be chosen from the following list.

  • Business
  • Music
  • English
  • Science
  • History
  • Speech
  • Math

All secondary education students are required to complete 50 hours of documented classroom observation prior to Student Teaching.

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Philosophy of Christian Education

ED 226

Credit 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.

Education Seminar

ED 430

Credit 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.

Creative Writing

EN 370

Credit 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

Course ID Credit Hours Course
BI 101 3

Old Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, purpose, and major characters of each book. The student will develop a broad outline of each book. Passages of particular doctrinal significance will be examined and discussed.

BI 102 3

New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, date, and purpose of each book. The student will develop a broad outline for each book. The course will examine the background and content of each book.

BI 110 3

Survey of Bible Doctrines

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

BI 201 3

Life of Christ

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major chronological periods in the life of our Lord. The Lord's life and teachings will be examined with special emphasis on the crucifixion week.

BI 212 2

Romans

This course will be an expository study of both the book as well as its applications to the doctrines of the Christian life. Students will be given a general outline of the important doctrinal passages that will be discussed.

BI 250 3

Genesis

This course is designed to familiarize students with the storyline and fundamental truths found in the first book of the Bible. From the creation account of Genesis 1 through the death of Joseph in Genesis 50, the book of Genesis provides foundational theological insights and biblical principles from which students will glean applications and understanding for their personal spiritual journey with Christ. This study primarily focuses on observations of creation, the fall of man, Noah's flood, the foundation of God's covenant with Israel and the lives of the patriarchs.

BI 291 2

Methodical Bible Studies

This course will help the student develop sound Bible study methods. It will operate on the premise that the interpretation of Scripture is best understood by other Scripture. The student will learn a method to follow in the process of Bible study. The student will also be involved with hands-on projects applying each step in the process of Bible study.

BI 361 3

Theology 1

This course is an in-depth study of Bibliology and Theology.

BI 362 3

Theology 2

This course is an in-depth study of Christology and Pneumatology.

BI 363 3

Theology 3

This course is an in-depth study of Hamartiology, Anthropology, and Soteriology.

BI 364 3

Theology 4

This course is an in-depth study of Ecclesiology, Angelology, and Eschatology.

BI 401 3

Baptist History and Distinctives

This course will survey the history of Baptist churches throughout the past two thousand years. Special emphasis will be placed on the historical distinctives of Baptists.

CS 101 2

Computer Applications

This course is required for all students in the undergraduate program and will teach them some of the basic concepts and tools of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

ED 226 2

Philosophy of Christian Education

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.

ED 338 3

Secondary Classroom Management

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.

ED 403 3

Classroom Technology

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.

ED 411 8

Student Teaching

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.

ED 430 3

Education Seminar

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.

ED 441 2

Education Evaluation

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.

ED 450 1

Integrating the Bible for All Subjects

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.

ED 451 1

Practical Teaching Methods

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.

EN 101 3

Grammar and Composition 1

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.

EN 102 3

Grammar and Composition 2

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)

HI 283 3

U.S. History 1

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.

HI 284 3

U.S. History 2

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

HI 402 2

Teaching Secondary History

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

MA 402 3

Teaching Secondary Math

This is the eighth course in the WCBC mathematics series for secondary education majors having a primary concentration in math. Students will need to demonstrate an aptitude for teaching in presenting lessons and creating lesson plans from three different courses in secondary math. Problem sets from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, series, and applied math are given. With the emphasis on education skills, child age and development of abstract thought are studied, plus a contrast of US math class methodology with other countries. PREREQUISITES: At least 64 credits completed, plus at least four college math classes including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

MI 101 2

Introduction to Missions

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis, and to the current challenges and needs on the mission field. The purpose is to give the student a sense of the great need for missions today. The lives of great missionaries will be reviewed.

OR 101 2

Principles of Christian Living

This course is a class required for all freshmen as they enter school. It teaches students skills regarding study habits, character, library and reading skills, personal devotions, Bible memorization, and prayer. It is designed to help the student adjust from high school to college life here at West Coast.

PT 100 1

Practical Theology

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of the ministry. Students will gain practical insights on church planting, servant leadership, staff training, and administration of local church work.

PT 106 2

Intro. to Biblical Counseling

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of basic biblical counseling, emphasizing Scriptural prescriptions for man's physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

PT 111 2

Personal Evangelism

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective witness for the Lord. Instruction will be given on how to reach the lost with the Gospel. Students will be required to memorize key verses for bringing sinners to Christ and giving them biblical assurance of salvation. Every student must participate in the TEAM soulwinning program of Lancaster Baptist Church.

PT 311 2

Christian Marriage and Home

This course provides the student with the biblical ingredients to a godly marriage and family. It will attempt to provide the student with the discernment needed to be able to provide a biblical balance in his family life and ministry.

SC 420 2

Teaching Secondary Science

This course will give the student an opportunity to prepare and teach secondary science material for the Christian School.

SPCH 101 2

Freshman Speech

This course is designed to give the student the skills needed to properly prepare and deliver an effective speech.

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Key Faculty

Dr. Jerry Goddard

Dean of Administrative Affairs

Kathy Houk

Instructor—Elementary Ed

Dr. Mark Rasmussen

Vice President

Terrie Chappell

Instructor—Education