Bachelor of Science in Education


Criswell’s Education program affords students the opportunity to become teachers who are trained with a Christian worldview to impact the lives and families of children. As of Fall 2016, Criswell now offers the Bachelor of Science in Education (early childhood through sixth grade). This rigorous training includes both a biblical foundation and state certification, which enables graduates to enter the classroom ready to engage minds and transform culture. Although approximately 9 hours longer than Criswell’s other Bachelor’s programs, the Education program is still designed to be completed in four years.



In addition to being admitted to Criswell College, students must apply separately for admittance into the Educator Preparation Program. Download the application or find out more information on admission to the Education program.

If you have any particular questions about the program or would like to contact someone, email

Learn more about becoming a teacher in Texas, or visit the website of the Texas Education Agency.


Minimum degree requirements (129 hours)


General Education Core Studies (30 Hours)

BIB 110          Biblical Languages and Tools
ENG 101        Composition I
ENG 201        Composition II
HIS 103          American History I
HIS 104          American History II
MTH 101       Algebra
POL 201        Government of the United States
POL 301        State and Local Government
SCI 205          Physical Science
SCI 206          Biology


Bible and Theology Core Studies (30 Hours)

BIB 105         Hermeneutics
NTS 101        New Testament Survey I
NTS 201        New Testament Survey II
OTS 101        Old Testament Survey I
OTS 201        Old Testament Survey II
THS 101        Spiritual Foundations
THS 201        Church History
THS 202        Baptist History and Distinctives
THS 203        Systematic Theology I
THS 301        Systematic Theology II


Ministry Core Studies (9 Hours)

EMS 101        Personal Evangelism
MIN 201        Introduction to Biblical Exposition

One of the following:
EMS 417        International Mission Practicum or
EMS 426        Domestic Mission Practicum


Applied Core Curriculum

AMP 100        Applied Ministry Project (No Credit – Required each semester)


Professional Curriculum (60 Hours)

EDU 200        Introduction to Education
EDU 205        Educational Research & Psychology
EDU 213        Assessment Methods
EDU 301        Principles of Education
EDU 303        Child Growth and Development
EDU 308        Early Childhood Education
EDU 312        Discipline & Classroom Management
EDU 313        Special Populations
EDU 315        EC-6 Math Instructional Methods
EDU 406        EC-6 Science Instructional Methods
EDU 409        EC-6 Social Studies Methods
EDU 410        Student Teaching Practicum (6 hours)
EDU 412        Art/Music Integration Methods
EDU 413        Physical Education Methods
EDU 420        Educational Technology
REA 302        Children’s Literature
REA 312        Foundations of Reading Instruction
REA 314        Content Area Reading Instruction
REA 401        EC-6 Language Arts Methods

For more information please contact our Education Program Director.



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