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Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Secondary Education

This four-year program of study leads to a double major in Bible/Theology and Secondary Education and has four major areas of educational requirements: Bible/Theology, general education, content area and professional studies. Upon successful completion of this degree program, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Secondary 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 Secondary Education Degree Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 139.5/148.5 total credit hours. 
  2. A minimum of 70 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 core course in the secondary education program. 
  5. Achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point in each content major course in the secondary education program. 
  6. Achieve a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average. 
  7. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog. 
  8. 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)
      • Economics Elective
      • American History (HIS 234) or World History Elective
      • Developmental Psychology (PSY 211)
      • Educational Psychology (PSY 351)
    • Natural Sciences (10 credits)
      • College Mathematics (MAT 140)
      • Introduction to Human Biology (SCI 241)
      • Introduction to Human Biology Lab (SCI 242)
      • Math or Science Elective
    • Professional Studies in Secondary Education (34/35 credits)
      • Introduction to Education (ED 106) or Philosophy of Christian Education (EM 210)
      • Field Studies (ED 194)
      • Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231)
      • Field Studies (ED 295)
      • Teaching Diverse Learners (ED 311)
      • Field Studies (ED 394) **
      • Instructional Design (ED 330)
      • Instructional Adaptations (ED 331)
      • Practicum 1 (ED 395/396)
      • Teaching Business (ED 410) or Teaching Social Sciences in Secondary Schools (ED 440) or
      • Teaching Bible (EM 221)
      • Content Area Literacy (ED 420)
      • Principles of Management and Assessment (ED 470)
      • Practicum 2 (ED 495)
      • Student Teaching (ED 490-497)
      • Student Teaching Seminar (ED 499)
    • Additional Content Required for Business Endorsement (30 Credits)
      • Financial Accounting (ACC 110)
      • Managerial Accounting (ACC 210)
      • Global Business (BUS 102)
      • Introduction to Management Information Systems (BUS 140)
      • Business Communication (BUS 230)
      • Principles of Marketing (BUS 320)
      • Principles of Management and Leadership (BUS 330)
      • Business Law (BUS 420)
      • International Marketing (BUS 470)
      • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 205)
    • Additional Content Required for Psychology Endorsement (21 Credits)
      • Counseling Foundations (COU 121)
      • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111)
      • Psychological Theories and Application 1 (PSY 212)
      • Psychological Theories and Application 2 (PSY 221)
      • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 311)
      • Marriage and Family Life (SOC 109)
      • Cross-Cultural Communication (SOC 330)
    • Additional Content Required for World History Endorsement (21 Credits)
      • World Geography (GEO 117)
      • Western Civilization 1 (HIS 131)
      • Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132)
      • Latin American History (HIS 340)
      • Modern World History (HIS 350)
      • History of the Ancient Near East (HIS 410)
      • Anthropology Elective
    • Additional Content Required for Bible/ACSI Certification (18 Credits)
      • Biblical Discipleship (BT 116)
      • Christian Evidences (BT 166) or Apologetics (BT/PH 350)
      • Life of Christ (BT 247)
      • Romans (BT 335)
      • Applied Theology (BT 462)
      • Youth Culture and Challenges (EM 310)

*meets Bible-Related requirement
**not required for Bible/ACSI Certification
+at least one book study is required

Award: Bachelor of Science

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