Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

(State Authorization Pending)

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Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education

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 the 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.


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. 


In addition to the objectives of the Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies (2 year), the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (4 year) degree equips students to:

  • 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 evaluare 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 who leads with Christlike character who is developing as a professional educator.

    Educator Preparation Program Fee: $100/semester Fee charged to all students in the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education degree program every semester in order to defray the costs of various national teaching assessments and classroom observations.

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    Alaska Bible College currently holds national institutional accreditation through the Association for Biblical Higher Education. However, Alaska Bible College does not yet have professional accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education has been provisionally authorized by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, however, the program does not make any claims of professional accreditation through CAEP. However, this program was designed to meet the high standards for regional and professional accreditation. Any statements to that effect should be taken that way. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Alaska Bible College can expect the same high standards expected of accredited institutions, but students graduating with this degree at this time will not be eligible for a teaching certificate issued by the state of Alaska. Alaska 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 the issuance of teacher certification for all graduates.

    Update: The Elementary Education Program is currently in applicant status with both CAEP and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).


    Program Requirements (120 Credits)

    Biblical Studies (30 Credits)

    • BI-BS1101 Inductive 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)
    • BI-TH4101 Integrated Theology Seminar (3 Credits)

    Christian Ministry (9 Credits)

    • CM-CD1101 Personal Evangelism (3 Credits)
    • CM-CD1102 Biblical Discipleship (3 Credits)
    • CM-PA1101 Introduction to Servant Leadership (3 Credits)

    General Education (36 Credits)

    • GE-CM2101 Intercultural Communication (3 Credits)
    • GE-EN1101 College Composition I (3 Credits)
    • GE-EN1102 College Composition II (3 Credits)
    • GE-EN2101 Introduction to Literature (3 Credits)
    • GE-EN4101 Academic Research Writing (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-SCxxxx Lab Science Elective (3 Credits)
    • GE-SS2101 Social Structures: Marriage and Family (3 Credits)

    Educator Preparation (45 Credits)

    • ED-GE1101 Introduction to Teacher Education (3 Credits)
    • ED-GE1201 Principles of Child Development in Multicultural Contexts (3 Credits)
    • ED-GE2101 Introduction to Educational Technology (3 Credits)
    • ED-GE2201 Introduction to Special Education (3 Credits)
    • ED-GE3201 Classroom Management Skills (3 Credits)
    • ED-IM3101 Instructional Methods: Science of Reading (3 Credits)
    • ED-IM3201 Instructional Methods: Language Arts in Multicultural Contexts (3 Credits)
    • ED-IM3301 Instructional Methods: Elementary Science and Social Studies (3 Credits)
    • ED-IM3401 Instructional Methods: Elementary Mathematics (3 Credits)
    • ED-IM3501 Instructional Methods: Elementary Expressive Arts (Art, Music, and Drama)
    • ED-IM3601 Instructional Methods: Elementary Physical Education (PE, Health, and Nutrition)
    • ED-ST4101 Student Teaching Practicum (3 Credits)
    • ED-ST4201 Student Teaching (9 Credits)

    Christian Ministry Training: 8 Semesters

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

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