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Christian Education

Teacher Education program helps future teachers model Christian ethics through positive relationships and effective pedagogy in today’s classrooms. The program prepares students for teaching in parochial elementary, middle, or high schools. JM University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education with two areas of emphasis from which to choose: Elementary Education and Physical Education (Non-Teaching)  Christian Education gives students valuable insights into the diverse beliefs and opinions held by people today. JM University Christian Education improves spiritual growth while encouraging our students to value themselves and the communities within which they live.

JM University Christian Education Degree Core Course Requirements
36 hours - General Education Courses (Click here to view required Gen. Ed. Requirements)
42 hours - Religious Education Courses (Click here to view required R.E. Requirements)
42 hours - Major Core Courses ( See Core Requirements Below)

  • EDUC 106 - Introtroduction to Education

    • The focus of this course is to introduce future educators to the complex requirements and responsibilities within the classroom that will focus on the ever-changing profession and the importance of developing student learning by creating high-quality teachers that implement effective teaching strategies.

  • EDUC 201 - Teaching, Learning & Growth

    • The focus of this course is to create a classroom where educators evaluate their teaching through student learning and create a classroom culture that embraces and encourages a growth mindset. Teachers will evaluate their own teaching strategies and differentiate practices to support teacher and student learning and growth.

  • EDUC 391 - Foundations of Inclusion Education

    • The focus of this course is to effectively fulfill the needs of an inclusion classroom while implementing teaching strategies that support student learning and growth. These texts focus on accommodations and supporting students’ social and emotional needs while properly modifying the curriculum to support co-teaching within an inclusive classroom.

  • EDUC 430 - Classroom Management

    • This course explores the school and classroom environment and the relationships among individuals that foster learning. Focus is on the practical aspects of classroom organization and management for establishing and maintaining a safe and productive classroom. ​

  • EDUC 440 - Reflection and Professional Growth

    • The focus of this course is to build connections and relationships with students through residency experiences. This in-field, on-the-job training will teach future educators how to build purposeful relationships amongst various demographics to ensure positive relationships are established so that learning needs for all students are met. 

  • EDUC 456 - Curriculum Planning and Assessments

    • This course provides the theoretical and practical foundation for curriculum design and management of instruction and for the use of formal and informal assessment strategies appropriate for evaluation and research.​

  • EDUC 473 - Teacher Residency

    • The focus of this course is to build connections and relationships with students through residency experiences. This in-field, on-the-job training will teach future educators how to build purposeful relationships amongst various demographics to ensure positive relationships are established so that learning needs for all students are met. 

  • ITED 320 - Technology in the Classroom

    • This course develops knowledge of both simple and complex media formats in the classroom. The course focuses on computer technology for lesson design and presentation, portfolio development, and classroom administration. Issues related to educational technology are addressed.​​

  • PSYC 311 - Child Psychology​​​

    • Consideration of factors that influence the growth and development of the child from birth to age twelve years.​

  • MGMT 401 - Ethical Decision Making

    • A study of domestic and global ethical issus in functional areas of business, foundations for decision making, individual and cultural consciousness, and integrity.

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