A minor in education is offered for those students who wish to supplement their other majors or minors with a practical background in educational principles and best practice.
Our program focuses on equipping Christian educators to think, teach, and lead biblically in educational settings throughout the world. This approach provides a biblical foundation for a career in teaching. Graduates will think Christianly about the profession of teaching as well as the nature and needs of children.
Students earn two degrees in five years. They are equipped to serve in Christian, International, private, and public schools. They enter the profession without the need to immediately plan for graduate studies. The program structure provides a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate studies.
Students who complete the M.A.T. and specified South Carolina state requirements can be recommended for initial certification in early childhood and elementary education. Graduates of the program are also eligible for an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) certification in elementary education with endorsements in early childhood and Bible. For those completing designated courses, an ACSI endorsement in ESOL is available.
Traditional students could complete both degrees in five years.
The College of Education has an early childhood (PK-3) and elementary (2-6) education licensure program that leads to a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree within five years. During the undergraduate program, students will earn a minor in education that will lay the foundation and provide experiences for the profession of teaching. Students will also pursue a supporting minor by exploring various fields of study (e.g., TEFL, Psychology, Youth Ministry, Teaching Bible, Applied English, Outdoor Leadership, etc.).