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Overview | Educational Studies 

The BS in Educational Studies is a flexible program (128 credits) for a non-traditional student teaching or seeking to teach in a Christian school. As regulations continue to tighten, a growing expectation for Christian school teachers is that they hold a regionally-accredited bachelor’s degree. The program is approved for both AACS and ACSI certification. This degree is an excellent first step on the alternative certification pathway to state certification by providing a regionally-accredited bachelor’s degree in educational studies that meets many of the common general studies and teacher education requirements.

Note: The BS in Educational Studies provides an opportunity for non-traditional students to pursue learning in the academic field of education. While it provides a stepping stone in the pursuit of alternative certification through a state, certification by Christian School agencies (AACS/ACSI), alternative education careers, or graduate studies, it does not directly lead to a government-issued professional license or certification.

Bachelor-to-Master’s Pathway

By taking graduate courses while enrolled as an undergraduate, you can meet requirements for both this program and a future graduate degree. You could graduate with almost half of your Master of Education degree already completed. Contact an advisor to learn more about this exciting option!

Key Courses

  • Foundations of Education (EDUC 144)
  • Developmental Psychology (HUPS 233)
  • Secondary School Reading (SEED 230)
  • Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Practices (EDUC 340)
  • Educational Assessment (EDUC 342)
  • Technology for Teaching and Learning (EDUC 555)

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Related Majors

Interdisciplinary Studies
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Secondary Education

Program Requirements

Education Core (30 credits)
Educational Cognate (24 credits)
Liberal Arts Core (31 credits)
Bible Studies Core (24 credits)
Open Electives (19 credits) 
Minimum Credits Required: 128

Potential Career Fields

Christian School Teaching and Administration
School Support Staff
Education Entrepreneur
Curriculum Developer

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

Program Faculty

Dr. Christine Lincoln

School of Education | Professor

  • EdD in Curriculum & Instruction
  • MEd in Elementary Education
  • BS in Elementary Education

Dr. Lane Hansel

School of Education| Professor

  • EdD in Educational Leadership
  • MS in Microbiology
  • MS in Counseling
  • BS in Biology

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