Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

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The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education prepares students for recommendation in the state of Alaska for initial teaching certification in grades K-5. Students are assessed relative to national and state standards, including the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards, the Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers developed by Council of Chief State School Officer’s (CCSSO) Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), the Alaska Standards for Educators and Student Content set by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED), and the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools.

Disclaimer

This degree was designed to comply with the rigorous standards of the various groups stated above, but these statements should in no way be taken as claims of accreditation or association with those groups.1

Purpose

The degree requirements are interdisciplinary and provide breadth in the content areas necessary for successful teaching at an elementary level and depth in the opportunities to connect theory and practice in a variety of real classroom, school, and community contexts that may be applied to the educationally underserved peoples of Alaska and beyond.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course curriculum, the student will:

  • Understand and address the developmental and learning needs of K-5 learners.

  • Understand and apply content and curricular knowledge for K-5 instruction.

  • Plan, design, assess, and evaluate contexts for learning in a multicultural elementary school environment.

  • Support each child’s learning using engaging and effective instructional strategies and contextualized behavior support.

  • Identify ways to positively impact communities through their educational calling.

  • Become a servant leader with Christ-like character who is developing as a professional educator.

1Alaska Bible College is committed to full accreditation for this program and plans to pursue all the necessary credentials needed for this program to be recognized by the State of Alaska for issuance of teacher certification for all graduates.

 

Course Sequence

Program Requirements (120 Credits)

Biblical Studies (27 Credits)

  • BI-BS1101 Introduction to Bible Study (3 Credits)†
  • BI-NT1101 New Testament Survey (3 Credits)†
  • BI-NT2101 Life of Christ (3 Credits)†
    • or BI-NT2102 Gospel of John (3 Credits)†
  • BI-OT1101 Old Testament Survey I (3 Credits)†
  • BI-OT1102 Old Testament Survey II (3 Credits)†
  • BI-TH1101 Introduction to Biblical Living (3 Credits)†
  • BI-TH3101 Doctrines I: Bible, God, and Holy Spirit (3 Credits)†
  • BI-TH3102 Doctrines II: Man, Christ, and Salvation (3 Credits)†
  • BI-TH3103 Doctrines III: Angels, Church, and End Times (3 Credits)†

Christian Ministry (9 Credits)

  • CM-CD1101 Evangelism and Discipleship (3 Credits)†
  • CM-IM1101 Missiology (3 Credits)†
  • CM-PA1101 Introduction to Servant Leadership (3 Credits)†

General Education (36 Credits)

  • GE-CM1101 Speech (3 Credits)
  • GE-CM2101 Intercultural Communication (3 Credits)
  • GE-EN1101 English Composition I (3 Credits)
  • GE-EN1102 English Composition II (3 Credits)
  • GE-EN2101 Introduction to Literature (3 Credits)
  • GE-HI2101 Survey of Western Civilization I (3 Credits)
    • or GE-HI2102 Survey of Western Civilization II (3 Credits)
  • GE-HI3101 Alaska Studies (3 Credits)
  • GE-MA1101 College Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • GE-PH2101 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credits)
  • GE-PH3101 Survey of Worldviews (3 Credits)
  • GE-SC Lab Science Elective (3 Credits)
  • GE-SS2101 Social Structures: Marriage and Family (3 Credits)

Educator Preparation (48 Credits)

  • ED-GE1101 Introduction to Teacher Education (3 Credits)†
  • ED-GE1201 Principles of the Teaching/Learning Process (3 Credits)†
  • ED-GE2101 Introduction to Educational Technology (3 Credits)†
  • ED-GE2201 Individual Learning Differences (3 Credits)†
  • ED-GE3101 Teaching in Multicultural Contexts (3 Credits)†
  • ED-GE3201 Classroom Management Skills (3 Credits)†
  • ED-GE4101 Integrated Education Seminar (3 Credits)†
  • ED-AR2101 Instructional Methods: Elementary Expressive Arts (Art, Music, and PE)
  • ED-EN2101 Instructional Methods: Elementary Language Arts (3 Credits)
  • ED-EN2201 Instructional Methods: Elementary Reading (3 Credits)
  • ED-MA2101 Instructional Methods: Elementary Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • ED-SC2101 Instructional Methods: Elementary Science (3 Credits)
  • ED-SS2101 Instructional Methods: Elementary Social Studies (3 Credits)
  • ED-ST4101 Student Teaching Preparation (3 Credits)
  • ED-ST4201-8 Student Teaching

Christian Ministry Training: 8 Semesters

Indicates a “core” course in which a grade of C or better is required for graduation.