Education

Course Descriptions

ED201 General Teaching Methods – This introductory course explains the aims, materials, and general methods employed in teaching in a Christian school. It emphasizes the practical techniques and the effective use of instructional technology and visual aids in the elementary classroom as well as skills needed by the elementary teacher. Observation and peer teaching are important elements of this course.
One semester, three hours

ED202 Materials and Methods – This introductory course is designed as a teaching skills course which involves the student in current educational reading, various methods of instruction, and the operation and use of classroom visuals and technology in the secondary classroom as well as skills needed by the junior high and high school teacher. Observation and peer teaching are important elements of this course.
One semester, three hours

ED203 Curriculum Development – This course is designed to introduce the student to the various curricula available to the Christian school teacher. It will explore the purpose and practical application of curriculum usage with an emphasis on building one’s own curriculum for the classroom.
One semester, three hours Prerequisite – ED201 or ED202

ED207 Tests and Measurements – This course studies the nature, principles, and use of testing as an appraisal of learning, with emphasis on the development of formal and informal measurement tools for classroom use on the elementary and secondary levels.
One semester, two hours

ED210 The Science of the Classroom – This is a course covering the techniques and methods of good classroom management, classroom control, lesson preparation, lesson presentation, and annual planning.
One semester, two hours Prerequisite – ED201 or ED202 (Education Majors only)

ED213 Philosophy of Education – This is a study that places Christian education in its proper perspective with an emphasis upon its historical and philosophical developments in addition to the philosophy behind the methods and goals of Christian education.
One semester, two hours

ED303 Elementary Sports and Games – This is a course designed to give the student the knowledge and skills necessary to set up a physical education program appropriate for each elementary grade level. Motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and other motor movements will be studied and analyzed for identification purposes. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences are provided.
One semester, two hours Prerequisites – ED201, ED210

ED304 Essentials of Secondary Physical Education – This course is designed to give the student knowledge in various sports disciplines with an emphasis on the methods and procedures of teaching Physical Education at the junior high and high school level. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences are provided.
One semester, two hours Prerequisites – ED202, ED210

ED311 Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School – This course is a study of several methods for the teaching of reading and phonics in the elementary school as well as spelling, handwriting, and English grammar. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences in the classroom are provided.
One semester, three hours Prerequisites – ED201, ED210

ED312 Teaching Elementary Mathematics – This is a study of selecting and organizing materials as well as the methods for teaching arithmetic in the elementary classroom. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences in the classroom are provided.
One semester, three hours Prerequisites – MA101, ED201, ED210

ED313 Teaching Elementary History – This is a study of selecting and organizing materials as well as the methods for teaching history through storytelling techniques with a spiritual application in the elementary classroom. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences in the classroom are provided.
One semester, two hours Prerequisites – ED201, ED210

ED314 Teaching Elementary Science – This is a study of selecting and organizing materials as well as the methods for teaching science in the elementary classroom with an emphasis on demonstration. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences in the classroom are provided.
One semester, two hours Prerequisites – ED201, ED210

ED321 Teaching Secondary English – This course is a study of several methods for the teaching of English grammar and usage, composition, literature, spelling, vocabulary, and poetry. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences in the classroom are provided.
One semester, three hours Prerequisites – ED202, ED210

ED322 Teaching Secondary Mathematics – This course is a study of the several methods of teaching mathematics in the secondary classroom. Instruction is given in the proper transfer of these mathematical principles in line with the spiritual and physical life. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences in the classroom are provided.
One semester, three hours Prerequisites – MA101, ED202, ED210

ED323 Teaching History in Secondary School – This course is a study of several methods of teaching history and historical concepts in the secondary classroom using spiritual applications with an emphasis on effective storytelling. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences in the classroom are provided.
One semester, two hours Prerequisites – ED202, ED210

ED324 Teaching Science in the Secondary School – This course is a study of the several methods of teaching science and scientific concepts in the secondary classroom using spiritual application with an emphasis on demonstration. Peer teaching in addition to observation and practical teaching experiences in the classroom are provided.
One semester, two hours Prerequisites – ED202, ED210

ED400 Student Teaching – This is supervised practice teaching at Berean Christian Academy.
One semester, twelve hours Prerequisite – All Teaching and Methods Courses

ED401 Professional Development – This course is the application of the comprehension of leadership skills, professional responsibility, human relationships, learning theories, and institutional methodology with an emphasis on the relationship between student behavioral success and classroom management. This course must be completed in conjunction with Student Teaching.
One semester, two hours

 

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