Education Minor

The aim of the Education minor is to provide opportunities to gain knowledge in the field of education. This course of study will be useful for students seeking alternative teacher education certification or students wishing to work in areas of corporate training or human resource development. 

Required Courses:

  • Adolescent Psychology (PSYC 3123) - 3 hrs*
  • Classroom Management (EDUC 4512) - 2 hrs* 
  • Educational Assessment (EDUC 4312) - 2 hrs*
  • Educational Psychology (PSYC 3323) - 3 hrs*
  • The Exceptional Child (EDUC 4112) - 2 hrs*
  • Foundations of Education (EDUC 3113) - 3 hrs*
  • Reading Content Areas (EDUC 4213) - 3 hrs*
  • Tech and Media in Education (EDUC 3412) - 2 hrs*


Course Descriptions:


PSYC 3123 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY
3 hours
This course is a study of the physical growth, glandular changes, and emotions of adolescents including interests, religious experience, and social adjustment. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123.

PSYC 3323 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 hours
This course is a study of the application of psychological principles to learning and behavior. Results of research as applied to classroom learning and motivation are studied together with factors which help or hinder effective learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123.

EDUC 3113 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION3 hours
This course is a basic introduction to the field of education. The student will study the history of the great movements and leaders in education. Particular attention will be given to modern institutions and means of education, including information on Christian colleges and day schools. Different models of teaching will also be examined. An in-depth look into a Biblical philosophy of Christian education enables the student to clearly articulate his or her own Biblical philosophy of education. This course is designed to meet the ACSI philosophy of Christian school education requirements.

EDUC 3412 TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA IN EDUCATION 2 hours
This course prepares the student to select, utilize, evaluate, and produce instructional materials. Computer technology, instructional aids, multimedia, and other emerging technologies will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Computer literacy and admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator.

EDUC 4112 THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD 2 hours
This course includes identifying characteristics of the exceptional child, resources in the community, and the federally mandated policies and procedures for educating children with exceptionalities. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator.

EDUC 4213 READING IN SECONDARY SCHOOL CONTENT AREAS 3 hours
This course prepares prospective secondary teachers to guide students in identifying reading and study skills needed to achieve success in the secondary school disciplines in language arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and others. A minimum of 30 hours field experience is required. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator.

EDUC 4312 EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT 2 hours
This course provides practice in the educational theories of effective instructional strategies, classroom management, and a variety of assessments, and the involvement of parents/caregivers and the community in the learning process. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator.

EDUC 4512 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 2 hours
This course includes techniques of classroom management related to concerns such as behavioral strategies, time and materials, rapport, and rules formation. This course also contains a component which deals with parent/community relations. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator. Co-requisite: EDUC 4519.