Program Overview

Through Grace Christian University’s cooperative arrangement with Cornerstone University, students have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and disciplines necessary for a career in elementary and secondary education. Students satisfying the program requirements will receive a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from Grace and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornerstone University. READ MORE

Curriculum / Courses

  • + BI 215 -Biblical Interpretation
  • An introduction to the principles and practice of biblical interpretation as well as the primary tools of biblical research. Intended primarily for students majoring in Biblical Studies, this course seeks to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to correctly interpret and analyze various literary genres, as well as develop skills needed for accurate practical application and teaching. Christian Ministry requirements are also embedded in this course.
  • + BI 302 -Jesus and the Gospels
  • The theology of Jesus, origin and background of the Gospels. Theological, social, and pastoral relevance of the gospels. Special attention to the canon of the New Testament. Offered alternate years.
  • + ED 281 -Principles and Philosophy of Education
  • An introductory course in teacher education presenting an overview of the roles, skills, knowledge base and values required of qualified classroom teachers. The course is designed to give students a frameworkÐtheoretical and philosophicalÐfor evaluating educational principles, perspectives, policies and procedures. Contemporary systems and historical implications of theory and practice will be considered as students interact with these data from a Christian/biblical worldview. As a culminating class project, students will construct a personal philosophy of education. ED 283 is taken concurrently with this course.
  • + ED 283 -School Observation Practicum
  • During this field-based practicum, students will observe in the classroom of Christian, public, elementary, secondary, high-needs, multicultural, magnet schools, special education and a variety of other school settings. Students will learn to recognize the multidimensionality and overlapping experiences through observation and seminar experiences. This course is taken concurrently with ED 281.
  • + ED 351 -Educational Psychology
  • Principles of learning theory and their application in the classroom. A study of the learner, the learning process and the varied factors which influence learning.
  • + EDU 262 -Educational Technology
  • + EDU 382 -Teacher Assistant Practicum
  • + IDS 101 -Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving
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I was very intimidated about returning back to school. As a mother of four, working two jobs, & volunteering in our community, I thought it would be impossible to complete my education. The flexibility of the online classes has been, by far, one of the greatest choices I have ever made.

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Mother of Four Completes Degree Online