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This course will enable both teachers and administrators to use the Bible as their primary document for curriculum and instructional design. Students will learn to utilize basic hermeneutical principles when integrating faith and learning, design biblically-integrated instruction, write biblical standards and objectives, and teach Christian critical thinking and worldview. Products from the course will include a comprehensive list of biblical standards for education, a list of Christian critical thinking skills, a knowledge of models for biblical integration, and examples of integrated lessons.
3.00
Fall, Spring, Summer 1
Graduate
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This course provides a theoretical and practical framework for creating effective instruction. Beginning with a study of human learning, a procedure for planning, delivering, and evaluating instruction will be presented and practiced through hands-on activities. Emphasis will be on determining goals (including those in the cognitive, psycho-motor, spiritual, effective domains), identifying appropriate resources and strategies to reach those goals, and evaluating the ultimate achievement of the goals.
3.00
Spring
Graduate
ONLINE
0


This one-day seminar introduces students to the place of core values in an educational institution by presenting CIU's five core values of (1) Authority of Scripture; (2) Victorious Christian Living; (3) World Evangelization; (4) Evangelical Unity; and (5) Prayer and Faith. Presentations are given by different CIU faculty and administration members. (Satisfactory/unsatisfactory)
0.00
Summer 1, Summer 2
Graduate
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This course surveys and analyzes the historical and philosophical ideas that guide educational theory and practice in schools today. The course focuses on the study of nations, leaders, ideas, and movements, and their developmental effects on current educational settings in the United States. In addition, Christian philosophical perspectives which are the foundation of Christian education are examined.
3.00
Fall, Spring
Graduate
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This course provides theoretical frameworks for evaluating and developing effective courses of study in different educational settings. Curricular emphases throughout history, philosophies, theories, and strategies will be examined in planning and developing long- and short-range units. Included are such topics as curriculum theory, formation of educational goals, definition of educational content, formation of educational processes, and program development implementation.
3.00
Summer 1, Summer 2
Graduate
MAIN
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This course compares various pedagogical models and their accompanying assumptions about the nature of learning. At the same time, biblical perspectives on teaching and learning are integrated into an understanding of effective, differentiated instruction. Students will gain a deeper understanding of learning processess and their relevance in different educational and cultural settings.
3.00
Fall
Graduate
ONLINE
0


This course studies biblical principles guiding spiritual development with particular application to students in different educational settings. It addresses the challenge of integrating head and heart, thinking and spiritual life, and intellectual work and prayer. Examples of philosophies and programs aimed at students' spiritual growth are examined. Students synthesize learning into practical models for effective implementation in their institutions.
3.00
Summer 2
Graduate
MAIN
0


This course enables practitioners to explore various instructional strategies that reflect current best practice. Students will learn to implement instructional models and to provide training for others in the use of the models. Students will examine philosophies that underlie each model and will analyze them in light of biblical principles. (Offered on request; minimum of five students).
3.00
Fall
Graduate
ONLINE
0


This course is presented in a seminar format where experts and students explore aspects of 21st-Century learning environments. Understanding the 21st-Century learner will be key as students build understanding of innovative curriculum such as project-based and discovery learning, use and critique technology tools such as podcasts and blogs to support learning, and co-construct effective online instruction organized to meet a diverse set of learning goals. Students will use knowledge and skills from this course to design innovative instructional solutions to meet educational goals within their institutional contexts.
3.00
Summer 2
Graduate
MAIN
0


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Educational leadership, based on Judeo-Christian ethics and core values, is assessed and developed. An analysis of biblical, historical, and contemporary leadership models provides the framework for personal leadership formation.
3.00
Summer 2
Graduate
MAIN
0


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