Christian School Administration - Required Courses
Required During First Semester
- EDUC 500 Online Orientation - 0 credits
- UNIV LIB Information, Research, and Resources - 0 credits
- EADM 511 Leadership, Organization, & Administration - 3 credits
- EADM 515 Research Design - 3 credits
- EBIB 516 Hermeneutics and Biblical Integration for Education - 4 credits
- EBIB 521 Christian Heritage - 3 credits
- EBIB 523 Christian Character Formation - 3 credits
- EBIB 524 Biblical Foundations of Christian Education - 3 credits
- EDCS 505 Philosophy of Christian Education - 3 credits
- EDCS 551 Funds Development for Christian Schools - 3 credits
- EDCS 552 Starting & Operating a Christian School - 3 credits
- EDCS 553 Staff Development for Christian Schools - 3 credits
- EFND 598 Professional Project and /or EDCS 591 Internship - 2 credits
Total – 33 Credits
Christian School Administration - Course Descriptions
EADM 511 Leadership, Organization & Administration (3) Focuses on the role of the
administrator in the individual school. Examines leadership styles and identifies one’s own tendencies toward these styles. Examines issues of integrity, fairness, and ethics in the context of school leadership. Examines organization and administration of the local school within a system with special reference to developing organizational and administrative structures designed to promote the vision and mission of the school based on shared values. Particular emphasis on the development of a proposal and master plan for a specified school (i.e., N-5 and/or 6-8 and/or 9-12), and a management team approach to administering a school.
EADM 515 Research Design (3) Conceptual understanding of how to utilize research findings. Examines research-based principles of effective measurement, evaluation, and assessment strategies. Focuses on library skills, professional literature utilization and test evaluation-based decision-making.
EBIB 516 Hermeneutics and Biblical Integration for Education (4) An inductive Bible study methods course.
Principles of Bible study are applied to interpreting educationally relevant Scripture verses. Particular attention is given to developing a biblically consistent vision statement for Christian education. Required for the Christian School Program; also approved for ACSI biblical studies credit.
EBIB 521 Christian Heritage (3) Provides a rationale for Christian education as an extension of the mission of the Church. This examination is done within the educationally relevant context of what it means to be a citizen in God's holy nation (1 Peter 2:9). Approved for ACSI Biblical studies certification credit.
EBIB 523 Christian Character Formation (3) Emphasizes the character qualities Jesus
expected of his disciples—distinctive qualities of character that transcend good morality and that are typically unnatural to human nature. Propose educational strategies appropriate for home, school and church settings. Required for the Christian School Program; also approved for ACSI biblical studies credit.
EBIB 524 Biblical Foundations of Christian Education - 3 credits (3) Examines educational practices related to the Biblical focus on the Kingdom of God that Christians are to promote on earth, including the classroom. The emphasis is particularly on those Kingdom related teaching methods and leadership skills informed by relevant professional literature.
EDCS 505 Philosophy of Christian Education (3) Develop a philosophy of education essential to the preparation of “holy nation” citizens. Provides a biblical and philosophical framework for many other courses in the Christian School Program. Required for the Christian School Program; also approved for ACSI educational philosophy requirement.
EDCS 551 Funds Development for Christian Schools (3) Develop a biblically-based approach to the principles and practices of raising and giving financial resources for the work of His ministry in a Christian School setting. Develop the knowledge and skills required of stewards called to lead and manage funds development for a Christian School. Emphasizes understanding kingdom abundance and implications for funding schools; knowledge of biblical teachings relative to finances; philosophy, goals and objectives of fundraising; understanding the fund raising process; world views for fundraising and stewardship; pitfalls in funds development; contemporary issues in fundraising. Cross-listed with EADM 513
EDCS 552 Starting & Operating Christian Schools (3) Develop knowledge and practical skills necessary for a biblically-based approach to leading and managing a Christian School enterprise committed to educating for holy nation citizenship. Provides a biblical framework for starting, planning and operating a Christian School. Emphasizes God’s purposes, thoughts and ways in planning, leading, evaluating and managing. Skills will be taught in the context of Godly character and a biblical worldview.
EDCS 553 Staff Development for Christian Schools (3) Develop a biblically-based, personal approach to being discipled and discipling others for a holy nation citizenship. A biblical knowledge and skill base is provided to produce his leaders. Demonstrate discipleship knowledge and skills drawing from two application assignments and a variety of activating experiences. Cross-listed with EADM 536
EDCS 591 Culminating Internship (1-4) Provides supervision of classroom-based teaching and/or administration. Prerequisite: Entire Christian School Administration Program.
EDUC 500 Online Orientation (0) This course is designed to acquaint learners with the technologies and resources needed to successfully complete their online course(s)/program.
EFND 598 Professional Project (1-5) Before the awarding of a degree, successfully complete a culminating experience. For most, the project will consist of providing evidence, in the form of a portfolio, that critical program competencies have been met. Cross-listed with EFND 698.
UNIV LIB Information Research & Resources (0) Teaches basic competencies in the use of computer and related information technology research and resources, including use of the library. Enroll in the course in the first semester. Required for graduation. Pass/No Pass.