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Criswell College to Add New Degree in Education, Hires Program Director

Brandon Smith

DALLAS – Seeking to continue its mission of training students to serve as Christian leaders throughout society, Criswell College has announced the hiring of Dr. Vickie S. Brown, formerly of Arlington Baptist College, as Assistant Professor of Education and Program Director of Education. Dr. Brown’s appointment is in conjunction with the announcement of a new Bachelor of Science in Education program, launching Fall 2016 (pending approval by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Texas Education Agency).

This program will begin with a focus on early childhood through 6th grade, and will include state certification and a student teaching internship. Students who graduate with a B.S. in Education will be prepared to teach in a public, private, or Christian school almost anywhere in the world. This degree will also prepare the graduate to serve as an educator on a military base, a guide at a museum school or zoo, or a leader in a number of other unique environments.

Dr. Brown expressed her excitement about the program, saying, “God has opened an amazing opportunity here at Criswell College. Preparing future teachers who are highly qualified academically and soundly grounded in a biblical worldview is so fulfilling.  I have witnessed what God can do in a local public school when there is just one teacher on campus who is dedicated to the cause of Christ.  The lives of children, parents, teachers, and administrators are changed forever!”

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Brandon Smith is Director of Communications at Criswell College

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