BS in Education

BS in Education

Become the kind of teacher who makes a lasting impact on your students. Our training includes both a biblical foundation and preparation for Texas certification for early childhood through 6th grade.

Criswell offers small classes which provide you with the type of personalized learning experience that will prepare you to walk into your own classroom one day as a confident, competent professional. Because of our location in Dallas, you will have plenty of opportunities to grow your skills in the classroom and your heart for service in the community.

You will enter the Education program portion of your studies at year three (after 60 credit hours are completed) and you will need a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for your work. You will also successfully complete an admission interview with the Criswell College Education Committee.

The BS in Education program currently has a 100% pass rate and a 100% employment rate.


COM 101   Rhetoric and Writing I

COM 102   Rhetoric and Writing II

COM 201   Intercultural Communication

CRIS 100   The Roots of a Christian Scholar

CRIS 201   Global Learning and Service

CRIS 202   Global Learning and Service Lab (non-credit)

CRIS 203   Local Learning and Service

HIS 103     American History I

HIS 104     American History II

MTH 101   College Algebra

POL 202    State and Local Government

POL 203    Introduction to American Politics

SCI 205     Physical Science

BIB 105        Hermeneutics

CRIS 300     Baptist Faith and Witness

EDU 415      Biblical Leadership in an Educational Setting

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 201       Church History

THS 203       Systematic Theology I

THS 204       Systematic Theology II

EDU 200     Introduction to Education

EDU 205     Educational Research and Psychology

EDU 213     Assessment Methods

EDU 301     Principles of Teaching

EDU 303     Child Growth and Development

EDU 308     Early Childhood Education

EDU 312     Discipline and Classroom Management

EDU 313     Special Populations

EDU 315     EC-6 Math Instructional Methods

EDU 317     ESL Instructional Methods

EDU 406     EC-6 Science Instructional Methods

EDU 409     EC-6 Social Studies Instructional Methods

EDU 410     Clinical 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

God brought me here for a reason, and I look forward to seeing how He will use my education to impact the children I’m preparing to teach.



There has never been a greater opportunity for teachers trained with a Christian
worldview to impact the lives and families of children.

A classroom shot of a student actively listening
Two laughing housing students sitting on the floor.


Students who graduate with a BS in Education are ready to:

  • Be certified as a teacher in the state of Texas and get a job in a public or private school to shape the hearts and mind of young students.


Dr. Vickie Brown, Assistant Professor of Education and Program Director of B.S. in Education

Vickie S. Brown

Assistant Professor of Education and Program Director of B.S. in Education

BS in Education

Why attend Criswell College? Because of professors like Dr. Brown, who turn dreaded courses into aha moments.

Professor in discussion with her student at a cafe
Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.