Religious Education

EDU-100 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT (3)
A study of the numerous aspects of administration and supervision relating primarily to Christian
Schools, including school law, administrative structure, finance, personnel management,
curriculum, school services, and public relations.


EDU-200 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (3)
A study of the development of educational thought in general and religious education in particular;
including the progression of aims, ideals, goals, and methods.


EDU-101 ORIENTATION CHURCH SCHOOL (3)
This course is designed to familiarize the student with an understanding of the Christian education
philosophy. An overview of practical ways of implementing a Christian program at the local
church level.


EDU-102 TEACHING EVANGELISM (3)
A survey of methods of teaching personal evangelism to Christian School children.


EDU-103 INTRODUCTION RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (3)
An introductory study of the church at work in the ministry of education through the interrelated
efforts of its various departments.


EDU-302 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (3)
History, description, and analysis of Christian leaders and what their examples offer the Christian
School system.


EDU-304 PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN TEACHING (3)
This course is designed to develop in the student a thorough understanding of Christian Education
philosophy as opposed to secular humanism.


EDU-402 RESPONSIBILITY OF A CHURCH SCHOOL (3)
A study of the Biblical principles of family life with emphasis on the responsibility the church
school has to the family unit in furthering the instillation of Christian values in the child.


EDU-403 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OF CHILDREN (3)
This course is a thorough study of the history of Christian education beginning with the Hebrew,
Greek and Roman systems, ending with present Christian Education


EDU-406 CHURCH EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES (3)
This course provides a panorama of educational ministries in the local church: Sunday School,
home Bible studies, summer ministries, retreats and camps, adult education, youth and club
programs, children’s church and missions.


EDU-407/507 SUNDAY SCHOOL MINISTRIES (3)
This course clarifies the traditional purposes, functions, and organization of the local church
program known as Sunday school. Covers all aspects of the ministry of bringing those involved to a
saving knowledge of Christ, enrich their spiritual lives, and prepare them to serve.


EDU-409/509 TEACHING ADULTS WITH CONFIDENCE (3)
Gain an understanding of why teaching an adult is important, distinguishing between teaching
methods and determining the most appropriate method for a specific group. Learn the essential
principles for organizing and growing adult Sunday school classes.


EDU-410 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PRACTICUM (12)
Student interaction and involvement in teaching experience. This course may be repeated.
(180 hours)


EDU-411/511 TEACHING CHILDREN WITH CONFIDENCE (3)
Incorporates current learning concepts, understanding of learning styles, cross-cultural implications
for curriculum, and nurturing evangelism effort.


EDU-412/512 TEACHING PRESCHOOLERS WITH CONFIDENCE (3)
This course discusses physical, emotional, and intellectual characteristics in addition to spiritual
and moral concerns involving children between the ages of 2-5.


EDU-413/513 TEACHING TECHNIQUES: REVITALIZING METHODOLOGY
FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (3)
Focuses on the philosophical basis of methodology, insights form current research, an overview of
classroom usage, and principles of selection for specific purposes and audiences.


EDU-415/515 TEACHING YOUTH WITH CONFIDENCE (3)
This course defines the climate for learning, developmental characteristics of teens, the current
youth culture, and critical issues in youth ministry.


EDU-416/516 EFFECTIVE BIBLICAL TEACHING (3)
Learn the different elements involved in being an effective biblical teacher. This course covers
empowerment from the Holy Spirit, insight into God’s Word, and sharpens communication skills.
Video also available


EDU-417/517 EXPANDED YOUTH PROGRAMS (3)
In addition to the basics of the traditional Vacation Bible School program, other creative ministries
to all age groups will be addressed in detail.


EDU-501 ADMINISTRATION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (3)
A study of the theory and practice of administration and organization relating to the educational
ministry of the local church.


EDU-502 TRAINING IN CHURCH MEMBERSHIP (3)
This course will focus on various aspects of church membership and the duties and responsibilities
of being a church member.


EDU-606 SEMINAR IN CHRIST LEARNING THEORY (3)
Seminar dealing primarily with the philosophy and theory of Christian education.


EDU-609 SEMINAR IN RELIGIOUS CURRICULUM (3)
Seminar dealing with availability of curriculum suitable for Christian education.


EDU-614 THEORIES OF APPLICATION & EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION (3)
A study of church management from a systems analysis perspective designed to assist students in
establishing a church program, organizing a financial system, and developing a leadership structure
utilizing time management.


EDU-615 SCHOOL COMMUNITY RELATIONS (3)
This course addresses various aspects of school community relations. How to develop good
relationships with local secular institutions and other private Christian schools.


EDU-616 CHURCH PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT (3)
This course will give essential steps to understand proper leadership in Christian Education and
ways and means to train leaders of today. Guidelines will be given for hiring church personnel.


EDU-621 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (3)
The study of the principles of effective curriculum construction with special attention given to
major denominations and independent publishing houses.


EDU-624 EVALUATION OF INSTRUCTORS (3)
This course will specifically focus on the in and out of classroom evaluation. Different ways of
evaluating from personal evaluation to student evaluation.


EDU-660 SURVEY OF CHURCH ADMINISTRATION (3)
This course examines the different administrative positions held within a church body. The course
will overview each positions duties and responsibilities.


EDU-683 SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTORS (3)
This course is designed to give the Dean or Supervisor different ideas in regards to supervision.
Basic guidelines will be given on all areas of supervision, not only instructors.


EDU-688 DIRECTED RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (3)
Directed research/readings in the Education under supervision of an Academic Advisor to meet the
needs & interests of the student. (May be repeated)


EDU-689 RESEARCH & METHODS (3)
This course focuses on the preparation of research. The student will learn how to organize
knowledge within his field for presentation in a standard scholarly fashion. Course requires that the
student present an acceptable proposal for review and analysis instead of final course examination.
patterns, trends and new forms of ministry will be covered. The student will be directly involved in
the behind the scenes aspects of the church school.


EDU-709 DIRECTED RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (3)
Directed research/readings in Education under supervision of Academic Advisor to meet the
needs/interests of the student. (may be repeated)


EDU-710 CHRIST SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION PROJECT (6)
Practical internship in a local church under the direction of a supervising professor. Students must
qualify for acceptance in this program


EDU-702 PHILOSOPHY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (3)
A study is made of the development of education thought in general and religious education in
particular, including the progression of aims, ideals, goals and methods.


EDU-703 RESEARCH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (6)
A study of the issues which are of primary concern to the field of Christian education today.
Church educational