Open to applicants across the country, the new BA in Education program provides students with a well-rounded education in both biblical studies and educator preparation. With this four-year degree program, Alaska Bible College (ABC) seeks to prepare students for a career in education while helping them grow in their faith.
More details can be found at https://www.akbible.edu
Though pending state authorization, the new program from Alaska Bible College has been designed to comply with the strict standards of the necessary accreditation associations, including the CAEP, CCSSO, InTASC, and DEED. Students who enroll in the program are assessed against national and state standards to ensure they are adequately prepared for teaching in the state of Alaska, a college representative explains.
The 120-credit program is divided into four categories, including educator preparation, biblical studies, Christian ministry, and general education, with the majority of program requirements in educator preparation and biblical studies having 48 credits and 27 credits, respectively.
ABC explains that its Educator Preparation courses provide students with foundational knowledge of teaching, classroom management skills, and proven instructional strategies, while the Biblical Studies courses cover surveys of the Old and New Testaments and doctrines.
The remaining credits required to complete the degree are spread out among Christian ministry (9 credits) and general education (36 credits). The Christian Ministry courses include Evangelism and Discipleship, Missiology, and Servant Leadership. The general education courses cover subjects like English, history, mathematics, philosophy, science, and sociology, which all students are expected to take.
Upon completing the program, students would have acquired the skills to identify and address various learning needs, apply curricular knowledge, create engaging lesson plans, and employ effective instructional strategies.
In addition to the BA in Education program, Alaska Bible College offers a BA in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry and certificates and AAs in Bible and Ministry.
“At Alaska Bible College, we believe that Christ-like character counts. Our curriculum and student life encourage every student to grow in love for the Lord, His Word, and His church,” a representative said. “Nestled in the center of beautiful Palmer, Alaska, and surrounded by mountain landscapes second to none in the world, you will daily be encouraged to worship the Lord while acquiring the teaching skills you need to excel in the workplace.”
Additional information is available at https://www.akbible.edu
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