Elementary Teacher Education

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.

“I love helping my students acquire the tools they will need to be successful in the classroom.” – Dr. Christine Lincoln, Faculty

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

Fall Spring 
Introduction to Sociology3Foundations of Education2
The Modern World (History Minor)3Ancient Civilizations (History Minor)3
Math for the Elementary Teacher 13Math for the Elementary Teacher 23
Old Testament Survey2Geography Course3
Christian Life 11New Testament Survey2
English Composition 13English Composition 23
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Fall Spring 
Sec. & Middle School Teaching Methods2Sophomore Fieldwork0
Human Relations3Curriculum & Methods in Music1
The Exceptional Child3Curriculum & Methods in Art1
United States History 1 (History Minor)3Developmental Psychology3
Biology, Ecology, and Environmental for ELED Teacher4United States History 2 (History Minor)3
Principles of Bible Study2Astronomy, Geology & Meterology for ELED Teacher4
Christian Life 21
Baptist Heritage3
Fall Spring 
Upper Level Status0Teaching Language Arts3
Junior Fieldwork0C&M in Physical Education and Health2
Curriculum & Methods in Mathematics3Diagnosis & Treatment of Reading
Curriculum & Methods in Social Studies3Disabilities3
Historical Method & Philosophy (HM)3Instructional Media & Technology3
Chemistry & Physics for Elem. Teacher4Asian or Native American History (HM)3
Christian Life 31Bible Doctrine 23
Bible Doctrine 13
Fall Spring 
Education Seminar0Supervised Student Teaching-Lincense12
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0Post-ST Portfolio Review0
Curriculum & Methods in Reading3
Educational Psychology3
Educational Assessment2
History Electives (History Minor)6
Classroom Management2
Bible Elective2
Summer 1 
Literature Elective3
General Psychology3
Summer 2 
Children’s Literature3
Bible Elective2
Summer 3 
Bible Elective2
Music Elective2