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BS in Elementary Education - Christian Education (Initial Teacher Licensure)

Those who want to take part in Christian education could explore Grand Canyon University's online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Christian Education (Initial Teacher Licensure) program. Read on for details.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Christian Education (Initial Teacher Licensure)

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Ideal candidates for the online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Christian Education (Initial Teacher Licensure) program might have Christian values as well as patience and creativity. It is essential for them to have stellar listening and communication skills. Applicants to Grand Canyon University should have a high school diploma. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Christian Education (Initial Teacher Licensure) program from Grand Canyon University is designed to prepare teachers for initial licensure so that they can educate K-8 students in general education subjects as well as biblical principles. Students of the program could be able to learn about special education practices and lesson plan development as well as strategies for teaching mathematics and English concepts. As the program winds down, students might be able to act as student teachers in a 15-week program. They must also put in ten hours in a CCSC- or ACSI-approved Christian school.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Christian Education (Initial Teacher Licensure)

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Christian Education (Initial Teacher Licensure) program from Grand Canyon University consists of courses that amount to 120 credits. Students will have to complete 34 - 40 general education credits, 80 major credits, and 0 - 6 elective credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (34 - 40 credits)

  • University Foundations including one or more of the following:
    • Success in Science, Engineering, and Technology & Lab
    • University Success 103
    • University Success 303
    • University Success in the College of Education
  • Effective Communication including one or more of the following:
    • 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy
    • English Composition I
    • English Composition II
  • Christian Worldview including one or more of the following:
    • Christian Worldview 101
    • Christian Worldview 301
  • Critical Thinking including one or more of the following:
    • Applications of College Algebra
    • College Mathematics
    • 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Environmental Science
  • Global Awareness, Perspective, and Ethics including one or more of the following:
    • U.S. History Themes
    • General Psychology
    • Everyday Sociology

Major Requirements (80 credits)

  • Child and Early Adolescent Development and Psychology
  • Instructional Planning and Assessments for Elementary Teacher Candidates
  • Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
  • Survey of Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • Old Testament Survey
  • Creating and Managing Engaging Learning Environments
  • Foundational Literacy Skills and Phonics
  • Methods and Strategies for Teaching Mathematics
  • Fostering Student Engagement
  • Social Justice for Educators
  • Arizona Constitution and Government
  • Methods of Structured English Immersion for Elementary Education
  • Instructional Methods and Strategies for Integrating Science and Health
  • New Testament Survey
  • Christian Education: Philosophies and Methods
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Character Formation
  • Methods and Strategies for Integrating Social Studies and the Arts
  • Methods and Strategies for Teaching English Language Arts
  • Student Teaching for Elementary Education Teacher Candidates

Elective Requirements (0 - 6 credits)

  • Open Elective Courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduating with the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Christian Education (Initial Teacher Licensure) degree from Grand Canyon University could allow students to pursue higher education. In a master's degree program in elementary education, students could explore advanced topics in classroom management, instructional planning, and educational methodologies. Listed below are a few potential programs for graduates:

  • Master of Education in Elementary Education (Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Master of Science in Education in Teaching and Learning / Elementary Education - Initial Licensure

Career Paths:

Upon becoming licensed, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Christian Education (Initial Teacher Licensure) program from Grand Canyon University could be able to teach elementary school-aged children in private, public, and Christian schools or churches. Opportunities might also be found in Christian education centers or social services agencies. The following are examples of potential career options:

  • Director of religious education
  • Seminary teacher
  • Public elementary or middle school teacher
  • Provider of social services
  • Christian elementary or middle school teacher