Education (BA)

Alternative Secondary

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Alternative Secondary Ed Major

Students may enroll in the Secondary Education program with an alternative secondary major such as Art, Biology, Drama, Physical Education, Social Sciences and History. Although the courses required for these fields are not offered at Hobe Sound Bible College, courses can be taken at another accredited institution or on-line and transferred to HSBC to be applied toward this degree. A minimum of 30 hours of professional studies is required. Some subject fields require additional hours. The chairperson will provide guidelines for graduation requirements and advise the student if the state legislator passes new laws relating to teacher preparation.

General Requirements

Students will have immediate and continuing contact with adolescents and their learning environment. In the sophomore year, each student is required to spend one hour per week observing in the following areas: classroom, high school chapel, class meetings, or other special activities approved by the chairperson. The majority of this time will be spent in classroom observation. In the junior year two hours per week will be spent helping a classroom teacher in the following areas: attendance, audio-visuals, tutoring, evaluating, and teaching. Supervised student teaching (6 credit hours) is accomplished during the fourth year. The High School Department of HSCA will be the demonstration-learning laboratory for the future secondary teacher.

Education majors must earn at least a C in all courses in “professional education” and in their “major” in order for the credit to count toward a degree.

Complete Course List

Bible Core (30 hrs)

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Foundations of Faith
Theology of Holiness
Contemp Issues/Holy Living
Bible Elective

General Education Core (45 hrs)

Christian Service Class
English Composition
Rhetoric and Research
History of Civilization I or II
Lifespan Development
Philosophical Studies
General Psychology
Public Speaking
Fine Arts Elective
Foreign Language
Historical Perspective Elective
Information Technology Elective
Literature Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective

Professional Ed Core (25 hrs)

Teaching Bible
Educating Exceptional Learners
Teaching **chosen major** in Secondary Schools
Supervised Student Teaching
Materials and Methods
Foundations of Education
Fundamentals of Education
Educational Psychology

Chosen Major (30 hrs min)

The courses and hours required will vary according to subject.

Admission Requirements

Education: Graduation from high school is the basic requirement for entrance. It is recommended that high school graduates have successfully completed at least four units in English, three units in Science, three units in Mathematics and three units in Social Studies. Students graduating from A.C.E. and other nontraditional schools should have completed the requirements for a college entrance diploma.

Students, who have an equivalent of a high school education, may be admitted if they have successfully passed the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) test. Anyone presenting a G.E.D. must be at least 18 years of age and must have a minimum score of 410 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of 450 on all five tests. (Total standard points required to pass = 2250)

Homeschooled students seeking admission to HSBC are required to submit official transcripts from reputable home school organizations documenting the completion of all academic work necessary for a high school diploma. If this is not possible, the student may be required to take the G.E.D. test.

Tests: All applicants are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT)with writingprior to being admitted to school. HSBC prefers the ACT. These tests are used for counseling and advising purposes.

Hobe Sound Bible College has been assigned the following test code numbers: The American College Test (ACT)5471. The CLEP5306 and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)5306.

Course Schedule

Year #1 (Fall Semester)

Orientation (NC)
Old Testament Survey (3)
Christian Service Class (3)
English Composition (3)
History of Civilization I (3)
Foundations of Education (3)


Year #1 (Spring Semester)

New Testament Survey (3)
Fundamentals of Ed (3)
Rhetoric and Research (3)
General Psychology (3)
Public Speaking (3)
Elective (3)

Year #2 (Fall Semester)

Pentateuch (3)
Alt Major Course (3)
Alt Major Course (3)
Foundations of Faith (3)
Lifespan Development (3)
Elective (3)

Year #2 (Spring Semester)

Gospels (3)
Teaching Bible (2)
Educating Exceptional Learners (2)
Alt Major Course (3)
Theology of Holiness (3)
Elective (3)

Year #3 (Fall Semester)

Acts (3)
Alt Major Course (3)
Alt Major Course (3)
Educational Psychology (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #3 (Spring Semester)

Romans (3)
Alt Major Course (3)
Alt Major Course (3)
Contemporary Issues in Holy Living (1)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #4 (Fall Semester)

Philosophical Studies (3)
Teaching **alt major** in Sec Schools (3)
Materials & Methods (3)
Alt Major Course (3)
Alt Major Course (3)
Elective (3)

Year #4 (Spring Semester)

Student Teaching (6)
Alt Major Course (3)
Elective (3)

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