DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY WALLACE EMERSON, Ph.D., Professor (Head of the Department)
MARTHA S. HOOKER, A.B., Associate Professor MARY CRESWELL, M.R.E., Assistant Professor ZADA STEVENS, M .A., Assistant Professor MARGARET BAILEY JACOBSEN, M.A., Instructor
The work in Christian Education is designed to prepare students wishing to make a vocation of Christian Education such as directors, youth leaders, released time teachers, church secretaries, etc., in America and on the foreign field. It must be emphasized that students planning for the foreign field have adequate background in Christian education. So much of the missionary's work involves the building of an indigenous church through the training of native leaders (pastors, evangelists, teachers); the translation of the Scriptures; teaching the people to read and write, etc. The modern evangelical missionary must be prepared to establish educational institutions which shall carry on under native leadership if and when the country should be closed to foreign missionaries. Those interested in Christian Education as an avocation will be trained to work effectively in the educational program of the local church as Bible teachers, Sunday School superintendents, club leaders, youth sponsors, conference leaders, etc., and to do similar work outside the church. The requirements for a Major are forty hours in Christian Education including thirteen hours in Psychology, and thirty hours in Bible and Doctrine.
ORIENTATION. The specific problems of adjustment and growth incident to the new environment and the facts of Christian culture and behavior necessary for presenting an effective testimony for Christ. Credit, one hour. EVANGELISM IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. A study of youth (from infancy through adolescence) with a view to understanding the various periods of his development, thereby finding the most effective ways of leading him to an intelligent acceptance of Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. Credit, two hours. METHODS OF TEACHING. Explaining and demonstrating the most effec tive methods of lesson preparation and presentation of Bible material to each age group in the Sunday School. Instruction in the use of visual aids. Credit, two hours. BIBLICAL BACKGROUNDS. A geographical survey of the ancient Biblical world together with a study of customs and manners in Bible times. Elective. Credit, two hours. INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. A general view of the fi eld of Christian Education. A study is made of the fundamental principles involved in making the teachings of the Bible effective in the life of the pupil. Credit, two hours. 59
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