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Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Elementary Education

This four-year program of study leads to a double major in Bible/Theology and Elementary Education and has three major areas of educational requirements: Bible/Theology, general education, and professional studies. Upon successful completion of this degree program, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Elementary Education. In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor’s degree, teacher candidates seeking recommendation for an initial teaching license from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners must complete all program completion and state licensure requirements. Teacher candidates seeking initial certification from ACSI must complete all requirements for the different levels of certification. It is recommended that teacher candidates apprise themselves of program admission, continuation, and completion policies, procedures, and deadlines to assist them in completing all program requirements in a timely manner.

Bible/Theology and Elementary Education Degree Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 139.5 total credit hours. 
  2. A minimum of 75 credit hours must be earned from Emmaus. 
  3. All methods coursework and student teaching must be earned from Emmaus. 
  4. Achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point in each professional studies course in the elementary education program. 
  5. Achieve a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average. 
  6. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog. 
  7. Meet course requirements in the following areas: 

    • Bible/Theology (39 credits)
      • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
      • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
      • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
      • Christian Life and Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
      • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
      • Hermeneutics (BT 250)
      • Theology 1 (BT 205)
      • Theology 2 (BT 210)
      • Theology 3 (BT 305)
      • Theology 4 (BT 310)
      • Bible/Theology Electives+
      • Bible/Theology/Bible-Related Elective*
    • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
      • Missions and Evangelism 1* (ICS 104)
    • Inter-Area Studies (4.5 credits)
      • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
      • Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3 – 402/3)
      • Chapel Attendance (IAS 104/5 – 404/5)
      • Senior Seminar (IAS 410)
    • Humanities (12 credits)
      • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
      • English Composition (ENG 101)
      • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
      • Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview* (PH 106)
    • Social Sciences (15 credits)
      • Educational Technology (CS 240)
      • World Geography (GEO 117)
      • American History (HIS 234)
      • Child Development (PSY 254)
      • Educational Psychology (PSY 351)
    • Natural Sciences (13 credits)
      • Number Operations and Algebra in Elementary School (MAT 270)
      • Spatial Math and Data Representation in Elementary School (MAT 370)
      • Introduction to Human Biology (SCI 241)
      • Introduction to Human Biology Lab (SCI 242)
      • Science Elective
    • Professional Studies in Elementary Education (50 credits)
      • Introduction to Education (ED 106)
      • Field Studies (ED 194)
      • Children’s Literature (ED 203)
      • Field Studies (ED 294)
      • Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231)
      • Field Studies (ED 295)
      • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Reading (ED 301)
      • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Language Arts (ED 305)
      • Field Studies (ED 394)
      • Teaching Visual and Performing Arts (ED 307)
      • Teaching Diverse Learners (ED 311)
      • Instructional Design (ED 330)
      • Instructional Adaptations (ED 331)
      • Teaching Physical Education (ED 381)
      • Practicum 1 (ED 395)
      • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Mathematics (ED 375)
      • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Science (ED 428)
      • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Social Studies & Content Area Literacy Strategies (ED 435)
      • Principles of Management and Assessment (ED 470)
      • Practicum 2 (ED 495)
      • Student Teaching (ED 490-497)
      • Student Teaching Seminar (ED 499)

In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor’s degree, teacher candidates must complete all program completion and state licensure requirements in order to be recommended to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for a teaching endorsement. (see pages following).

*meets Bible-Related requirement
+at least one book study is required

Award: Bachelor of Science