ED: GENERAL EDUCATION

    ED 101 Philosophy of Christian Education. A study of the major philosophies of Christian education. The course will cover the variety of Christian schools, i.e. evangelistic, discipleship, covenant, combination, and lukewarm. This course will compare traditional Christian education with secular progressive education. Creationism versus evolution is a focus of study. Both semesters, three credit hours. This class meets the requirement for a Practical Bible Training elective.

    ED 201 Tests & Measurements. A study of the principles and use of traditional testing as an evaluation of the learning process. A practical emphasis on constructing traditional classroom tests. The interpretation and application of standardized test scores. Appropriate probability and statistical techniques are incorporated. First semester, two credit hours.

    ED 205 Educational Psychology. This course will cover the psychology of learning through a Christian perspective. The historical learning processes of progressive theories is contrasted to the traditional philosophy of education. Also, the spiritual, social, physical, and mental development of the learner is studied. Second semester, three credit hours. This class meets the requirement for a social science elective.

    ED 210 Educational Field Experience. The education student will gain field experience through assisting a teacher in an age or grade appropriate class. Field experience students are assigned to Eucon International School or its related ministries. First semester, two credit hours.

    ED 230 Computers in the Classroom. An introductory course in educational technology. Instruction will be given in sources of and techniques for selection of computer hardware and educational software. Instructional time will be divided between lectures and laboratory experiences. This course requires computer literacy. Second semester, two credit hours. Prerequisite: CS 101.

    ED 300 Teaching Techniques. This course will provide an overview of teaching techniques common to all teachers at elementary/ secondary level. It will provide general guidance in long range planning, assessment, the use of appropriate instructional strategies, providing content for learners, monitoring and enhancing learning, maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning, classroom management, and the fulfillment of professional responsibilities outside the classroom. First semester, three credit hours.

    ED 310 Child Growth and Development. This course will study the development of the child from conception to adolescence. The emphasis is on the development of the child's spiritual, social, physical, mental, and emotional aspects in relation to their age level. First semester, three credit hours. This class meets the requirement for a social science elective.

    ED 320 Adolescent Growth and Development. This course will study the development period of the adolescent. The emphasis is on the development of the spiritual, social, physical, mental, and emotional growth of the child from pre-adolescence to maturity. Second semester, three credit hours. This class meets the requirement for a social science elective.

    ED 401 Internship 1. The purpose of this course is to serve as a bridge between ED 210 Educational Field Experience and ED 402 Internship 2. During this course, the student will complete 10 hours of assisting and observing an experienced teacher, 10 hours of participation in implementation of youth activities including church activities and extracurricular activities, and 10 hours of actual teaching under supervision. A final report, written by the student, will be evaluated by the Internship Coordinator. Prerequisite: ED 210 Educational Field Experience and senior standing, First semester, Three credit hours.

    ED 402 Internship 2. This course provides the final phase of teacher training before graduation. The student-teacher will teach for a minimum of 240 hours during a twelve week period under the supervision and training of an experienced teacher. This experience will include practice regarding all responsibilities and duties which characterize the teaching profession. A final report, written by the student, will be evaluated by the Internship Coordinator. Due to the rigors of teacher training, students enrolled in this course may not take other coursework or complete other work responsibilities during the twelve week period of teaching. Prerequisite: ED 401 Internship 1, senior standing, and ESL 055 Phonics and Cursive Training (or demonstration of proficiency in these areas), Second semester, Twelve credit hours.