Elementary Education, Missions Emphasis

Bachelor of Science

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Overview

The purpose of the Elementary Education, Missions Emphasis program is the same as Elementary Education, but in addition, it prepares teachers for a mission field context (e.g. a national missions school, a school for missionary children, or a foreign field home school). The program maintains the biblical studies, general education, professional studies, and elementary education core, but also includes courses in missions.

4 Year Program
Available Residentially

Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the Elementary Education, Mission Emphasis majors should be equipped to do the following:

  • Cultivate a personal philosophy of education that integrates biblically- based truth in elementary curriculum and instruction;
  • Recall the basic elements of legal and legislative issues in regards to teaching, learning, and supervision of students in a school environment;
  • Recognize student diversity and assimilate methods of differentiation that makes learning a successful event;
  • Select and implement classroom management strategies that produce a stable atmosphere of learning;
  • Employ instructional methods, concepts, technologies, and strategies of teaching that contribute to an effective learning environment for all disciplines of study;
  • Formulate authentic assessments that reflect results that are valid and reliable;
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of curriculum choices based on current pedagogical theories and student needs;
  • Apply a biblical philosophy of missions and communicate cross-culturally.