School ofArts and Sciences


610 Christian School Finance (2)

may be met by taking six units of Bible survey courses (BE 519 and BE 520 are strongly recommended) . COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 511 Christian School Administration (4) Analysis of admi ni strative duties and responsibilities relative to school board, facu lty , staff, pupils, parents and community. 512 Individualized Instruction (2) Individual differences and means of making instruction more relevant through analysis of needs, differentiated assignments and classroomactivities. 517 Advanced Educational Psychology (2) Application of psychological research and theory of the problems of learning, motivation, class organization and control, and behavior differences. 525 Reading Diagnosis and Remediation (2) Appropriate use and interpreta­ tion of tests and other procedures for diagnosis and prescription in reading ins truction. 535 Current Problems in Education (2) Contemporary trends in curricu­ lum , teaching methods and school organization focusing on significant problems and issues that affect teach­ ing and learning. 560 Christian Philosophy of Education (2) Philosophy and practices of a Christian teacher in the classroom and on the campus. Aims of Christian schools and means of achieving them , including attitudes an d convictions wh ich Chr istian sc hools seek to develop in students. 605 Christian School Supervision (4) Development of techniques of eval­ uation of instruction , in-service train­ ing, implementati on of school pro­ grams and other supervisory activities. 606 Field Work in Administration (2) Laboratory experiences in Christ­ ian school administration under the direction of an experienced adminis­ trato r. (Not required of those with administrative experience.) 607 Project in Administration (2) Aproject designed to improve the program of a Christian school, including awritten report embodying the results. 608 School Counseling (2) Principles, practices, particular prob­ lems and concerns in counseling pupils and parents from aChristian perspective.

revised program is being planned and is scheduled for implementation beginning in the 1995/ 96 school year. Admission of International Students and Resident Aliens See Admission, Registration and Requirements section. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Requirements for the degree include the successfu l completion of 32-36 semester units of prescribed and elective course work and passing a written comprehensive examination over the major fields of study. Amini­ mum of 24 of the units must be com­ pleted at Biola. A maximum of six units of 400 level course work may be used as electives toward the degree. Prior approval is required. Thirty-two semester units are required if a pro­ ject or thesis is completed; othenvise 36 units are requ ired. A graduation petition must be filed one year prior LO graduation with the graduation counselor in the Registrar 's Office. CURRICULUM First Year (Part-time) 535 Current Problems in Education .. ....... .. .... .. ..... .. ...2 560 Christian Philosophy of Education ............. .. .. ...........2 612 School Law ......... ...... .. .........2 613 Principles of Curriculum Development ................ ......4 623 Evaluation ofTeaching and Learning..............................2


Design, development and imple­ mentation of a budget in a Christian school; fund raising procedures and school building design. 612 School Law (2) Constitution, statutes and court decisions wh ich affect schools, admin­ istrators, teachers and pupils. Atten­ tion given to laws and regulations

Upon completion of the Master of Arts degree in Education, it is intended that the candidate understand the the­ ory and practice of the Christian philos­ ophy of educa tion and other founda­ tional areas; have a thorough knowledge of curriculum design and instructional procedures and have practiced these in a school setting; and have engaged in research relating to the subject in which he instructs, resulting in a project designed to improve his competence in the fie ld . This degree is currently offered on ly in conjunction with the Research Institute for Christian Educa­ tion (R.I.C.E.) located in Hong Kong. This program is designed to strengthen the capabi lities of teachers. It provides a study of foundations, cur­ riculum and instruction and the results of research - all designed to improve teaching and learning. The program combines theory with practice through­ out, using fi eld experience with the course work culminating in a project. It seeks to integrate Christian truth through all of the courses and field experiences. Courses in Bible and the­ ology are required of those who lack preparation in those areas. This program is designed to be taken on a part-time basis so that it will be available to those who are employed full-time . Courses are offered in late afternoon and early evening both dur­ ing the school year and in summer ses­ sions. The program can be completed in two full years or four summers. A maximum of eight units of electives and / or transfer credit may be accepted. The program must be com­ pleted within five years. Nine units of course load is considered full -time sta­ tus for all graduate students. Aprofessional clear credential for teaching may be earned as part of a M.A. program. Please see the Profes­ sional Clear Credential Program out­ lined in the Education section 2. SPECIAL NOTICE At the present time, no new appli­ cations for admission and enrollment in the Master of Arts in Education degree program are being accepted. However, students in a graduate pro­ gram in education may enroll in the graduate or professional clear creden­ tial courses which are offered. A

relating to private schools. 613 Principles of Curriculum

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Essential elements in curriculum formation , in tensive studyof varied exist­ ing curricula, analysis of contemporary trends in curriculum production. Atten­ tion to Christian school curriculum. 623 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (2) Theory and function of tests and measurements in educa ti on , includ­ ing practice in the use and interpreta­ tion of specific test and measurement devices used in schools. 628 Instructional Research (2) Nature of educational research , research writing, and analysisof research content and methodology, including research design, measurement, methods of analysis, computer use in research , and evaluation of research reports. 630 Project (2) Optional. Intensive study of cur­ ricula and/ or instruction of sign ifi­ cant practical value to an educational instruction or setting, culminating in a formal written report. Prerequisite: permission of graduate advisor. 632 Thesis (2) Optional. Empirical study culminat­ ing in a formal written report. Prerequi­ site: pennission of graduate advisor. 640 Seminars in Education (1-4) In-depth studies in areas such as: cooperative learning, curriculum , instruction , instructional media, class­ room control and management, organi­ zation of schools, management of per­ sonnel, public relations, implementation of Christian philosophy, and early child­ hood education. May be repeated for up to eight units of credit. Prerequisite: permission of graduate advisor. 650 Comprehensive Written Exam (0) Covers the fie ld of study; must be taken prior to graduation.


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Second Year (Part-time) 512

Individual ized Instruction....2 Advanced Educational Psychology ...........................2 Reading Diagnosis and Remediation ..... ...... ...... ... .. .2 School Counseling .... .........2 Instructional Research ...... .2



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Project (optional) or

632 Thesis (optional) ................2 Electives ..........................................4-7 650 Comprehensive Written Examination. ..........0 Total 32-36 Candidates for the Master of Arts degree in Education wi ll be required to take four graduate uni ts of Bible and/ or theology through Talbot School ofThe­ ology in place of elective units, if they have not had such courses. Prior approval is required. This requirement

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