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Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and ESL Education (K-12 Endorsement)

This four-year program of study leads to a double major in Bible/Theology and ESL 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 ensure completion of all program requirements in a timely manner.

Bible/Theology and ESL Education Degree Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 132.5 total credit hours.
  2. A minimum of 67 credit hours must be earned from Emmaus.
  3. All credit hours in methods coursework and student teaching must be earned from Emmaus.
  4. Achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point in most professional core courses and a 3.0 minimum grade point in a few selected professional studies courses 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+
  • 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 110)
    • Senior Seminar (IAS 410)
  • Humanities (15 credits)
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • English Composition (ENG 101)
    • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
    • Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview* (PH 106)
    • Linguistics and English Phonetics (ESL 205)
  • Social Sciences (12 credits)
    • Educational Technology (CS 240)
    • Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132)
    • 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 ESL Education (49 credits)
    • Introduction to Education (ED 106)
    • 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)
    • Content Area Literacy (ED 420)
    • Principles of Management and Assessment (ED 470)
    • Practicum 2 (ED 495)
    • Student Teaching (ED 491 and 492)
    • Student Teaching Seminar (ED 499)
    • Introduction to TESOL (ESL 210)
    • TESOL Methods 1 (ESL 304)
    • Technology in Foreign Language Teaching (ESL 310)
    • TESOL Methods 2 (ESL 422)
    • Bilingual Education in K-12 Contexts (ESL 430)

In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor’s degree, teacher candidates must fulfill all program completion and licensure requirements (see the TEP program policies on the pages following) to be recommended to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) for teaching endorsements sought.

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

 

Award: Bachelor of Science