G-73 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
School ofArts and Sciences Master ofArts in Education
Admission ofInternational Students and Resident Aliens See Admission, Registration and Requirements section. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Requirements for the degree include the successful completion of 32-36 semester units of prescribed and elective course work and passing a written comprehensive examination over the major fields of study. A minimum 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 elec tives toward the degree. Prior approval is required. Thirty-two semester units are re quired if a project or thesis is completed; otherwise 36 units are required. A gradua tion petition must be filed one year prior to graduation with the graduation counselor, in the Registrar's Office. 2 560 Christian Philosophy of Education 2 612 School Law 2 613 Principles of Curriculum Development 4 623 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning 2 Electives 4-7 CURRICULUM First Year (Part-time) 535 Current Problems in Education Second Year (Part-time) 512 Individualizing Introduction 2 517 Advanced Educational Psychology 2 525 Reading Diagnosis and Remediation 2 608 School Counseling 2 628 Instructional Research 2 . 630 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 will be required to take four graduate units of Bible and/ or theology through Talbot School of Theology in place of the elective units if they have not had such courses. Prior approval is required. This requirement 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 administrative duties and re sponsibilities relative to school board, facul ty, staff, pupils, parents and community. 512 Individualizing Instruction (2) Individual differences and means of making instruction more relevant through analysis of needs, differentiated assign ments and classroom activities. 517 Advanced Education Psychology (2) Application of psychological research and theory of the problems of learning, mo tivation, class organization and control, and behavior differences.
OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the Master of Arts degree in Education, it is intended that the candidate: understand the theory and prac tice of the Christian philosophy of education and other foundational areas; have a thor ough 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 fi eld. This degree is currently offered only in con junction with Hong Kong's Research Institute for Christian Education (R.I.C.E.). This program is designed to strengthen the capabilities of teachers. It provides a study of foundations , curriculum and in struction and the results of research - all designed to improve teaching and learning. The program combines theory with practice throughout using field 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 theology 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 during the school year and in summer sessions. The program can be com pleted in two full years or four summers. A maximum of eight units of electives and/ or transfer credit may be accepted. The pro gram must be completed within five years. Nine units of course load is considered full time status for all graduate students. A professional clear credential for teach ing may be earned as part of a MA program. Please see the Professional Clear Credential Program outlined in the Education section. SPECIAL NOTICE At the present time, no new applications for admission and enrollment in the Master of Arts in Education degree program are being accepted. However, students in a graduate program in education may enroll in the graduate or professional clear creden tial courses which are offered. A revised program is being planned and is scheduled for implementation beginning in the 1992/93 school year.
525 Reading Diagnosis and Remediation (2)
Appropriate use and interpretation of tests and other procedures for diagnosis and prescription in reading instruction. 535 Current Problems in Education (2) Contemporary trends in curriculum, teaching methods and school organization focusing on significant problems and issues that affect teaching and learning. 560 Christian Philosophy ofEducation (2) Philosophy and practices of a Christian teacher in the classroom and on the cam pus. Aims of Christian schools and means of achieving them, including attitudes and convictions which Christian schools seek to develop in students. 605 Christian School Supervision (4) Development of techniques of evaluation of instruction, in-service training, imple mentation of school programs and other su pervisory activities. 606 Field Work in Administration (2) Laboratory experiences in Christian school administration under the direction of an experienced administrator. (Not required of those with administrative experience.) 607 Project in Administration (2) A project designed to improve the pro gram of a Christian school, including a writ ten report embodying the results. 608 School Counseling (2) Principles, practices, particular problems and concerns in counseling pupils and par ents from a Christian perspective.
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