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’s Baptist Christian Elementary Education degree 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 graduates at Maranatha can apply for licensure through both the American Association of Christian Schools and the State of Wisconsin.
Our teacher education programs are approved for teacher certification through the Wisconsin 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
|Freshman Fieldwork||0||Foundations of Education||2||Course in Minor Field||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3||Math for the Elementary Teacher 2||3||Geography Course||3|
|Math for the Elementary Teacher 1||3||New Testament Survey||3|
|Course in Minor Field||3||English Composition 2||3|
|Old Testament Survey||3||The Modern World||3|
|English Composition 1||3||General Psychology||3|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2||3|
|Sophomore Fieldwork||0||The Exceptional Child||3||Course in Minor Field||3|
|Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods||2||Instructional Media & Technology||3||Literature Elective||3|
|Human Relations||3||Biology, Ecology, and Environmental for ELED Teacher||4|
|Curriculum & Methods in Music||1||Course in Minor Field||3|
|Curriculum & Methods in Art||1||Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism||3|
|Children's Literature||3||Music Elective||2|
|Course in Minor Field||4|
|Junior Practicum||0||C&M in Physical Education and Health||2||United States History 2||3|
|Developmental Psychology||3||Diagnosis & Treatment of Reading Disabilities||3||Bible Elective||3|
|Curriculum & Methods in Reading||3||Curriculum & Methods in Math||3|
|Curriculum & Methods in Social Studies||3||Astronomy, Geology, & Meteorology for the Elementary Teacher||4|
|United States History 1||3||Course in Minor Field||3|
|Course in Minor Field||3||Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Education Seminar||0||Student Teaching||12|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Teaching Language Arts||3|
|Chemistry & Physics for the Elementary Teacher||4|