Associate of Arts in K-12 Education

Teacher Education Department


The Associate of Arts in K-12 Education is a two-year program designed to provide foundational knowledge of K-12 education for the student who wishes to pursue a K-12 education degree in a content area not offered at Emmaus.

Associate of Arts
Time to Complete
2 Years
Program Director
John Jimo
Program Learning Outcomes

The student will evidence:

  1. Basic knowledge of biblical content and Christian Theology.
  2. Essentials of a proper methodology to interpret and apply the English Bible.
  3. Commitment to growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
  4. Standard #1: Learner Development. The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
  5. Standard #2: Learning Differences. The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
  6. Standard #9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice. The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
Program Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 65 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 30 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
Bible/Theology (21.5 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
  • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
  • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
  • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
  • Bible/Theology Electives
  • Servant Leader Training Seminar (CCS 115)
  • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Chapel (CCS 110)
Teacher Education (9 credits)
  • Introduction to Education (ED 106)
  • Field Studies (ED 194)
  • Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231)
  • Field Studies (ED 295)
  • Developmental Psychology (PSY 211)
General Studies (28.5 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
  • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
  • English Composition (ENG 101)
  • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
  • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
  • Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 or 2 (HIS 235/236)
  • Christian Life and Worldview (HUM 111)
  • Introduction to Human Biology and Lab (SCI 241/242 or Introduction to Earth Science and Lab (SCI 230/231)
  • Mathematics Elective
  • General Studies Elective
As a teacher, Emmaus provided me with a foundation of Biblical learning which prepared me for ministry both inside and outside of the classroom. Elementary Education has been a wonderful career choice for me and the benefit of double-majoring in theology is that I have been better able to serve in my local church and in other para-church ministries. My fondest memories of Emmaus include the many friendships, the community, and the ministry opportunities I was introduced to during my time there.
Victor Eby
Victor Eby, Emmaus Teacher Education Graduate

Program Planner

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