Education (BA)

Elementary Education

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Elementary Education

The major in Elementary Education is designed to prepare Christian teachers qualified to teach children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Emphasis is placed on effective methods of educating children, thorough understanding of the content to be taught, and practical application in the actual classroom setting.

General Requirements

Students engaged in this major will have immediate and continuing contact with children and the classroom. In the freshman year, each student is required to spend one hour each week in association with children; in the second year, one hour per week in classroom observation; in the third year, two hours per week is spent as a teacher’s aide; and in the fourth year, student teaching is done. Our own Christian academy is used as a demonstration-laboratory school.

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


1. The student will demonstrate, in their spiritual, intellectual, and social growth, lives filled with the Holy Spirit.

2. The student will be able to explain the biblical and philosophical basis for Christian education.

3. The student will portray a true Christian worldview while seeking to integrate all truth with the Word of God.

4. The student will acquire teaching skills through methods courses, practicum experiences, and student teaching.

5. The student will possess a framework of professional attitudes, skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to serve in the ministry of Christian teaching.

6. The student will apply teaching methods with respect to grade level (age) characteristics within a Christian school atmosphere.

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 (22 hrs)

Teaching Bible
Educating Exceptional Learners
Supervised Student Teaching
Materials and Methods
Foundations of Education
Fundamentals of Education
Educational Psychology

Elementary Ed Major (18 hrs)

Teaching Health
Physical Education
Teaching Music in Elementary Schools
Teaching Arithmetic
Teaching Reading
Teaching Language Arts
Teaching Science in Elementary Schools
Teaching Arts & Crafts in Elementary Schools
Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Schools

Directed Electives (15 hrs)

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)
Foundations of Faith (3)
Lifespan Development (3)
Music Fundamentals (2)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #2 (Spring Semester)

Gospels (3)
Teaching Music in Elementary Schools (3)
Teaching Bible (3)
Children’s Literature (3)
Educating Exceptional Learners (2)
Theology of Holiness (3)

Year #3 (Fall Semester)

Acts (3)
Teaching Science (2)
Teaching Social Studies (2)
Teaching Language Arts (2)
Educational Psychology (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #3 (Spring Semester)

Romans (3)
Teaching Arts & Crafts (2)
Teaching Arithmetic (2)
Teaching Health & PE (2)
Contemporary Issues in Holy Living (1)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #4 (Fall Semester)

Philosophical Studies (3)
Teaching Reading (3)
Materials & Methods (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #4 (Spring Semester)

Student Teaching (6)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

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