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Secondary Education

Why should I choose the Teacher Education program?

This program is designed for students who desire to teach in public schools or private schools. Because of the growing Christian school movement and its need for teachers who have developed a Christian philosophy of education and have integrated their knowledge of the Bible with professional and general knowledge subjects, Grace University launched this program in 1998. Grace also recognized that qualified Christians can have a significant impact on society by serving as educators in public settings as well as other educational settings such as private sectarian or religious schools. The program has standard approval status with the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). The goal of the program is to prepare educators in defined areas of endorsement who meet the certification requirements of the Nebraska Department of Education as well as the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

What type of degree will I earn at Grace University if I enroll in this program?

Graduates of the Teacher Education program will earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

What kind of jobs would be available to me after I graduate from Grace University with this major?

This endorsement will prepare the student to teach basic business courses in grades 7 through 12.

Total Degree Credits (143-163)

Bible/Theology Requirements (30)

BS 101 Old Testament Survey (4)
BS 102 New Testament Survey (4)
BS 103 Hermeneutics & Bible Study Methods (3)
BS 110 Spiritual Life & Evangelism(2)
BS 406 Romans (3)
HU 414 Ethics (3)
TH 200 Survey of Theology(2)
TH 203 Theology of Church Mission (2)
BS/TH xxx Bible or Theology electives (7)

General Education Requirements (55)

EN 101 College Composition 1 (3)
EN 102 Creative Writing (3)
EN 103 College Composition 2 (3)
HU 382 American Literature (3)
HU/MU xxx Art or Music elective (3)
IT 095 Microsoft Office Basics (0)
MA 201 College Algebra (3)
MA 211 Statistics (3)
PE 101 Introduction to Health & Wellness (2)
PE xxx PE electives (2)
PSY 101 General Psychology (3)
PSY 211 Child and Adolescent Development (3)
SCI 341 Principles of Biology & Lab (4)
SCI 342 Physical Science (3)
SP 120 Oral Communications (3)
SS 101 College Orientation (1)
SS 331 World Civilization 1 (3)
SS 332 World Civilization 2 (3)
SS 400 Senior Integration (1)
SS 431 American Civilization 1 (3)
SS 432 American Civilization 2 (3)

Professional Core Requirements (23)

ED 200 Orientation and Field Experience (2)
ED 201 Educational Psychology (3)
ED 202 Classroom Management (2)
ED 203 Pluralism & Cultural Diversity (2)
ED 301 Assessment, Tests, & Measurements (2)
ED 302 Introduction to Special Education (3)
ED 315 Principles and Methods in Secondary Education (3)
ED 316 Instructional Technology (3)
ED 402 History & Philosophy of Education (3)

Concentration Requirements (38)

Basic Business Endorsement (38)
AC 201 Financial Accounting (3)
BU 300 Principles of Leadership and Management (2)
BU 301 Corporate Finance (3)
BU 302 Organizational Behavior (3)
BU 311 Human Resource Management (3)
BU 312 Principles of Marketing (3)
BU 402 International Business (3)
BU 403 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BU 411 Management Information Systems (3)
BU 412 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3)
BU 422 Production and Operations Management (3)
SS 201 Microeconomics (3)
SS 202 Macroeconomics (3)

Coaching Supplemental Endorsement (12)
PE 101 Introduction to Health and Wellness (2)
PE 200 Cardiovascular Training 1 (1)
PE 210 Cardiovascular Training 2 (1)
PE 220 Strength Training 1 (1)
PE 230 Strength Training 2 (1)
PE 300 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries* (3)
PE 400 Concepts of Coaching and Officiating (3)
*Course taken at Iowa Western

English Subject Endorsement (23)
COM 412 Human Communication & Rhetoric (3)
ED 415 Literature for Children through Adolescence (3)
EN 113 Interpretive Writing Evaluation (2)
HU 210 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
HU 310 Literature of the Bible (3)
HU 320 Survey of the Christian Writings of C.S. Lewis (3)
HU 381 English Literature (3)
HU 383 Non-Western Literature (3)

History Subject Endorsement (36)
SS 214 Cultural Anthropology (3)
SS 231 Church History (3)
SS 233 History of the American People (3)
SS 241 Nebraska History (3)
SS 331 World Civilization 1 (3)
SS 332 World Civilization 2 (3)
SS 333 Introduction to American Politics (3)
SS 336 History of the Western Hemisphere (3)
SS 431 American Civilization 1 (3)
SS 432 American Civilization 2 (3)
SS 433 American Government (3)
SS 443 Historiography (3)

Mathematics Field Endorsement (31)
CSC 121 Computers & Scientific Thinking* (3)
MA 300 Inferential Statistics (3)
MTH 137/347 Trigonometry or Calculus III [4]* (3)
MTH 246 Calculus 2* 4 MTH 310 Fundamentals of Math* (3)
MTH 363 Elementary Probability & Statistics* (3)
MTH 431 History of Mathematics* (3)
MTH 521 Euclidian and Non-Euclidian Geometry* (3)
MTH 529 Linear Algebra* (3)
MTH 581 Modern Algebra* (3)

*Courses are taken through a cooperative agreement with Creighton University.

PE Subject Endorsement (38)
BI 211 Anatomy (taken at Clarkson College) (4)
ED 212 Health and PE in Elem/Middle School (2)
PE 215 First Aid and CPR (2)
PE 231 Lifetime Sports (1)
PE 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
PE 304 Health and Physical Education (2)
PE 350 Biomechanics (3)
PE 400 Concepts of Coaching (3)
PE 402 Coaching Basketball K-12 (2)
PE 410 Adapted Physical Education (3)
PE 411 Coaching Soccer K-12 (2)
PE 412 Coaching Volleyball K-12 (2)
PE 415 Measurement and Evaluation of PE  (3)
PSY 211 Child Development (3)

Professional Endorsement Requirements (42)
HU 321 World’s Living Religions (3)
PSY 302 Theories of Personality (3)
SS 201 Microeconomics (3)
SS 202 Macroeconomics (3)
SS 203 Discovering Geography (3)
SS 214 Cultural Anthropology (3)
SS 222 Principles of Sociology (3)
SS 231 Church History (3)
SS 232 African-American History (3)
SS 233 History of the American People (3)
SS 241 Nebraska History (3)
SS 303 Physical Geography (3)
SS 333 Introduction to American Politics (3)
SS 433 American Government (3)

Teacher Education Practicum Experience (13)
ED 300 Practicum in Education 1 (0)
ED 350 Practicum in Education 2 (0)
ED 400 Practicum in Education 3 (0)
ED 423 Practicum in Special Education (0)
ED 424 Student Teaching Experience (13)
ED 450 Practicum in Education 4 (0)
ED 450 Practicum in PE** (2)

**Apart of the PE Subject Endorsement

Servant Leadership Training*** (8 Semesters)
Grace L.I.F.E. *** (8 Semesters)

***For specific requirements, please refer to the Grace University Student Handbook.
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