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Associate of Arts in K-12 Education

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

Program Director: Mrs. Sheri Popp

Program Outcomes

The student will

  1. Develop knowledge of the content of the Bible.
  2. Develop an understanding of Christian theology.
  3. Lay a foundation for a worldview that is distinctly Christian.
  4. Evidence qualities of spiritual growth.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Associate Degree Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 64 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 32 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 credits)
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Bible/Theology Electives
  • Teacher Education (12 credits)
    • Introduction to Education (ED 106)
    • Field Studies (ED 194)
    • Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231)
    • Field Studies (ED 295)
    • Educational Technology (CS 240)
    • Developmental Psychology (PSY 211)
  • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
    • Missions and Evangelism 1 (ICS 104)
  • Inter-Area Studies (3 credits)
    • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
    • Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3-202/3)
    • Chapel Attendance (IAS 110)
  • 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 (6 credits)
    • Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History (HIS 235/236)
    • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111)
  • Natural Sciences (7 credits)
    • College Mathematics (MAT 140)
    • Introduction to Human Biology & Lab (SCI 241/242)

Award: Associate of Arts in Secondary Education