There has never been a greater opportunity for teachers trained with a Christian worldview to impact the lives and families of children.
This rigorous training includes both a biblical foundation and state certification, which will enable graduates to enter the classroom ready to engage minds and transform culture.
The Bachelor of Science in Education trains individuals who desire to teach Early Childhood (EC) through 6th grade in a public, private, or Christian school. Students are required to complete a biblical core, a general education core, and the professional program. Upon successful completion of this Educator Preparation Program for Core Subjects EC-6th and fulfillment of Texas Education Agency (TEA) requirements, students are prepared to sit for the TExES examinations that lead to Texas State Teacher Certification.
Students pursuing this degree must meet the requirements listed below in order to be accepted into the program.
- Complete and pass a minimum of 60 credit hours or college coursework
- Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75
- May be asked to submit passing scores for all three sections of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam.
- Submit the Criswell College Application for Education Program Admission
- Successfully complete the admission interview with the Criswell College Education Committee
For students in the Educator Preparation Program who are interested in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), EDU 317-ESL Instructional Methods is offered as an elective course which qualifies students to sit for the TExES ESL Supplemental Endorsement Examination. For more information see the EDU 317 course description in the College Catalog.
For more information please contact our Education Program Director.
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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 College 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
EMS 427 Domestic Service Practicum
EMS 428 Global Service Practicum and
EMS 429 Global Service Practicum Lab (non-credit)
Applied Core Curriculum
AMP 100 Applied Ministry Project (non-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 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
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