Equipping future leaders
Where can you instill young minds with a love for learning, for life, and for truth? In the classroom, you not only teach the "three Rs'," but also have the opportunity to model integrity, practice fairness, recognize each child’s strengths, and reward good effort.
Consider the profound influence you can have on the life of a child as a Christian teacher who is committed to excellence. Whether your classroom is in a Christian school, a public school, at home, or on a mission field, Maranatha will equip you to fulfill your calling as an effective teacher.
Education in real life
Eddie Washetas (’07) chose to go into elementary education because he sees the present as a vital time to have a positive influence on students. An analogy that stuck with him for years is that children are like wet concrete: the longer they are left to develop, the harder they will be to shape. His advice for someone who hopes to have an effective ministry while teaching in a public school? “Be genuine. One thing I have learned working in the public school setting is that the stress of the job shows who you really are. Kids, parents, and, most importantly, your co-workers are watching. If you call yourself a Christian, you had better be ready to live it.”
Our faculty knows education
“I love helping my students acquire the tools they will need to be successful in the classroom,” Dr. Christine Lincoln said. “My desire is to train quality Christian teachers.”
Dr. Lincoln brings both academic and practical skills to her classes. She taught in an elementary school for 20 years, but also earned a master’s degree and a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
Read more about our Teacher Education faculty.
Teacher licensure program
Teacher education students at Maranatha can choose to follow a licensure program that will allow them to teach in the public school setting. The license program requires two teaching placements and a full semester of student teaching.
Once students have completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for a teaching license through the Department of Public Instruction.
Click here for more information on teacher licensing.
Your potential career
- Preschool teacher
- Early childhood teacher
- Early childhood program director
- Educational consultant
- Curriculum developer
- After-school program worker
- Mission field teacher
Your potential schedule
|Introduction to Sociology||3||Foundations of Education||2|
|Math for the Elementary Teacher 1||3||Math for the Elementary Teacher 2||3|
|Course in Minor field||3||New Testament Survey||3|
|Old Testament Survey||3||English Composition 2||3|
|English Composition 1||3||Modern World||3|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2||General Psychology||3|
|Sophomore Fieldwork||0||Upper Level Status||0|
|Sec. & Middle School Teaching Methods||2||The Exceptional Child||3|
|Human Relations||3||Instructional Media & Technology||3|
|Curriculum & Methods in Art||1||Biology, Ecology, and Environmental|
|Curriculum & Methods in Music||1||Science for the Elementary Teacher||4|
|Children's Literature||3||Course in Minor field||3|
|Course in Minor field||4||Christian Life and Leadership||3|
|Baptist Heritage||3||Music Elective||2|
|Junior Practicum||0||C&M in Physical Education and Health||2|
|Developmental Psychology||3||Diagnosis & Treatment of Reading|
|Curriculum & Methods in Social Studies||3||Disabilities||3|
|Curriculum & Methods in Reading||3||Curriculum & Methods in Mathematics||3|
|United States History 1||3||Astronomy, Geology, Meteorology for the|
|Course in Minor field||3||Elementary Teacher||4|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Course in Minor field||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Education Seminar||0||Supervised Student Teaching-License||12|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0||Post-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Teaching Language Arts||3|
|Chemistry and Physics for the Elem. Teach.||4|
|Course in Minor field||3|
|Course in Minor field||3|