Department of Education

ED 101 ~ Introduction to Education (2 hours)

A basic study of the history and principles of education and the art of teaching. It shows the application of how education correlates with the Word of God.

ED 105 ~ Educator’s Seminar (1 hours)

This course provides the opportunity for students to learn from North Valley Baptist School’s annual Educators’ Seminar.

ED 201 ~ Tests and Measurements (2 hours)

Prerequisite: ED 101. A careful study of the use of various methods of measuring the progress of the pupil through standardized and teacher-imposed testing.

ED 202 ~ General Teaching Methods (2 hours)

This course equips the student with the basic tools necessary to plan, prepare, and teach in the classroom. Practical teaching techniques, methods of classroom control, and preparing lesson plans will be examined.

ED 301 ~ Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3 hours)

This course examines the methods and principles involved in teaching children 1) the initial steps of reading and 2) how to read with comprehension. The course also compares various elementary school reading curriculums.

ED 302 ~ Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (3 hours)

Prerequisite: MA 191. This course provides the student with foundational techniques and principles necessary for teaching children the basics in mathematics.

ED 304 ~ Teaching  Science in the Elementary School (3 hours)

This course examines how to teach science in an elementary class.

ED 305 ~ Teaching  Kindergarten (3 hours)

Prerequisite: ED 101. This course provides a practical approach to the methods used in teaching kindergarten children. It also gives students an opportunity to teach from a kindergarten curriculum.

ED 306~ Teaching  History in the Elementary School (3 hours)

This course examines how to teach history in an elementary class. It focuses on teaching concepts, geography skills, and principles that allow young students to grasp a better understanding of the world in which they live.

ED 310~ Teaching  Literacy in the Secondary School (2 hours)

Prerequisite: EN 103. This course prepares teachers to work with secondary school students on reading comprehension skills. It teaches techniques for observing and correcting comprehension weaknesses across the secondary school curriculum.

ED 312 ~ Philosophy of Education (2 hours)

Prerequisite: ED 101. A study of the historical and philosophical developments of education with an emphasis on a biblical philosophy of Christian education and its methods and goals.

ED 320 ~ Classroom Management (2 hours)

This course covers techniques for creating and keeping an atmosphere of learning in the classroom. Students are given the opportunity to work through and manage different classroom situations as they practice teaching.

ED 321 ~ Teaching Math in the Secondary School (2 hours)

An analysis of accepted standards for secondary grades as well as a hands-on approach to teaching math in the secondary grades.

ED 403 ~ General Psychology (2 hours)

A study of the mental, physical, and social makeup of man and how to deal with all types of people. A practical course in understanding and relating to others.

ED 404 ~ Student Teaching (16 hours)

This course involves observation, participation, and actual teaching in the classroom at North Valley Baptist Schools. The student is under the direction and supervision of the elementary or secondary teacher and college faculty supervisor.

ED 405 ~ Childhood Development (3 hours)

Prerequisite: ED 101. This course focuses on the physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of a child with an emphasis on character development.

ED 407 ~ Teaching Writing in the Secondary School (2 hours)

Prerequisite: EN 103. This course prepares students to teach composition on the secondary school level.