Elementary Education

B.A. General Studies/B.S.E. Elementary Education

Program Overview

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”   ~G.K. Chesterton

Teaching the next generation is more than passing down facts and skills. It is investing yourself in the lives of young people and making an impact on the future.

The Elementary Education major is a partnership degree between Briercrest and Minot State University in North Dakota. Students complete their first three years at Briercrest and then transfer to MSU for the final two years of study. Completion of the program results in two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from Briercrest and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from MSU.

Ninety credit hours are completed at Briercrest. Students have the advantage of completing their general studies courses in a Christ-centered environment with a biblically-integrated curriculum. In their final year at Briercrest, students will apply for admission to the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance at Minot State University. Admission is dependent upon having a minimum GPA of 2.75 at Briercrest as well as the successful completion of the Praxis I examination.


 

Credit Hours: 156.5
Coordinator: Erin Gordon

Faculty
Rhoda Cairns, PhD
Assistant Professor of English Literature
Joel From, PhD
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
Alan Guenther, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Charles Hackney, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Calum Macfarlane, PhD
Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies
Wes Olmstead, PhD
Professor of New Testament
Lori Peters, MSc
Instructor in Kinesiology
Ellery Pullman, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Educational Leadership
Truitt Wiensz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics
    Requirements  Program Sheet

Requirements

Section A: Core Courses (27 credit hours)
BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament (3)
BLST 200+ or CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry or THEO 200+ (3)
BLST 300+ elective (3)
HIS 237 History of Christianity I (3)
HIS 238 History of Christianity II (3)
IDST 200 Int. Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity (3) or IDST 300 Christianity and the Natural Sciences (3)
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology (3)
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology (3)

Section B: English Composition and Communications Requirements (9 credit hours)
ENG 100 Literature and Composition I (3)
ENG 101 Literature and Composition II (3)
COMM 104 Public Speaking (3)

Section C: Humanities and Social Science Requirements (27 credit hours)
ENG 370 Topics in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3)
GEOG 100 Physical Geography of Canada I: Earth Science (3)
HIS 100 Issues in World History I, HIS 101 Issues in World History II, HIS 210 American History to 1865, or HIS 211 American History Since 1865 (3)
KIN 262 Physical Activity and Wellness (3)
MUS 110 Introduction to Musicianship (3)
NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies or HIS/NTST 430 Native-Newcomer Relations in Canada (3)
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3)
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy II (3)
Elective (3):
ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology
ENG 322 World Literatures in English
FIN 110 Introduction to Fine Arts
HIS 100 Issues in World History I
HIS 101 Issues in World History II
HIS 200 Canadian History to Confederation
HIS 201 Canadian History Since Confederation
HIS 210 American History to 1865
HIS 211 American History since 1865
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I

Section D: Education Major Requirements (9 credit hours)
EDUC 322 Exceptional Children (3)
EDUC 471 Educational Psychology (3)
PSY 381 Psychology of Human Development: Children (3)

Section E: Mathematics Requirement (3 credit hours)
MATH 101 Introduction to Finite Mathematics (3)

Section F: Science Requirement (3 credit hours)
BIOL 115 Human Structure and Function (3)

Section G: Electives (12 credit hours)
ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology
ENG 322 World Literatures in English
FIN 110 Introduction to Fine Arts
GER 100 German I
HIS 100 Issues in World History I
HIS 101 Issues in World History II
HIS 210 American History to 1865
HIS 211 American History since 1865
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I
THEA 221 Acting I

PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)
SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)
SLE 1 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)

MSU (66.5 credit hours): Application to the Teacher Education Program will take place in the student's final year at BCS.


I have been incredibly blessed to be a part of a community that not only dared me to 'think brave thoughts' but also dared me to be a more authentic follower of Christ
Russell Price