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Christian School Teaching Minor

The level of competence required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education is a base level, but teachers in Christian schools must also have a foundational understanding of biblical Christian education beyond the base level, and reflect that understanding in their teaching and in their critique of issues and trends in both secular and Christian education.

This minor is for prospective teachers who believe that a Christian school may be where they belong or who wish to have the background and perspective that the minor will help them develop. The minor is not intended to stand alone, but to be a significant supplement to the elementary or to one of the secondary certification programs.

The Christian School Teaching Minor is composed of the following courses:
BIB 300 Foundations of Christian Thought (3 credits)
BIB 325 Biblical Theology (3 credits)
BIB 350 History of the Christian Church (3 credits)
EDU 303 Introduction to Christian Education (3 credits)
Choose one of the following:
MIN 210 Evangelism (3 credits)
MIN 215 Methods of Teaching the Bible (3 credits) 
In order to be eligible to declare the Christian education minor, students must complete BIB 112 Biblical Introduction I—Creation to Post-Exilic Period; BIB 113 Biblical Introduction II—Intertestament Period through Apostolic Age; and one of the teacher certification programs offered through the Department of Education.

Given the size of the elementary and secondary certification programs at Geneva College, students should plan carefully in taking the Christian school teaching minor. Students interested in this minor should check with their adviser, the chair of the biblical studies department or the chair of the education department for further details.

 

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