The School of Arts, Sciences and Professions Administrative Dean: Edward H. Norman, Ed.D.
Course Requ irements: FIRST YEAR (PART-TIME):
be mai ntained to remain in the program. Evidence of success in teachi ng and of high moral character is also required. Applica tion must be submitted on a graduate ap plicat ion form. Graduation Requirements . Requ irements for the degree include the successful completion of 32 semester hours of prescribed and elective courses and the passing of a comprehensive writ ten examination covering the fields of study. A minimum of 24 of the 32 required units must be completed in residency at Biola. The project in the Field Work course is to be written up as a short thesis and deposited in the library to be part of a growi ng contribution of the university to ward improved Christian school educa tion. Electives must be pertinent to the program. A maximum of six units of 400 level education courses may be used as electives toward the degree. Prior approv al is required. All degree requirements must be completed before the student may participate in the commencement ceremonies. A graduation petition must be filed one year in advance with the graduate graduation counselor in the office of ad missions and records. Additional Requirements I) The candidate must hold a valid teaching certificate or have completed the preparation required to secure one; 2) the candidate must have completed at least two years of successful teaching in a Chris tian or pub lic school prior to the granting of the degree; and 3) the candidate must be involved in some aspect of Christian service while he is in the program. Bio la University is approved to grant Association of Christian Schools adminis trative certificates. To be recommended, the candidate must also qualify for an ACSI teaching certificate.
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SUPERVISION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FINANCE
Master of Arts in Christian School Administration Program Director: Richard Jones, Ed.D. Objectives Upon completion of the Master of A rts in Chr istian School Admi nistration, it is in tended that t he candidat e know the attitudes and convictions which Christian schools seek t o develop in their students; understand administrative duties and re sponsi bi lities; be acquai nted with fi nancial and legal requirements·of Christ ian schools; understand supervision, counsel ing, curriculum development and testi ng; and have practiced these compet encies under t he direction of exper ienced admin istrators. This program is designed t o prepare ad ministrators for Christian schools. It has been developed wi th the assistance of an advisory committee of Chr ist ian school leaders to meet the specific needs of their institutions. Candidates receive a broad preparation includ ing courses in adminis t ration, supervision, counseling, finance and law, cu r r iculum development, testi ng and philosophy- all of these specifical ly relat ed to the Christian school. Bi ble and theol ogy is required for those who lack prep aration in these areas.
SECOND YEAR (PART-TIME)
CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
FIELD WORK IN ADMIN ISTRATION
The program combines theory with practice throughout, using field experience with the course work and as a culminating activity. It seeks to integrate Christian truth with all of the administrative theory and practice. 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 the late afternoon and early evening both during the school year and in summer sessions. The program can be completed in two fu ll years or four summers . A maximum of eight units of electives and/or transfer credit may be ac cepted. Nine units of course load is consid ered fu ll -time status for all graduate stu dents. For full statement of satisfactory aca demic progress please see page I I . Admission Requirements All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited or recognized institution and should have 30 ( on a 4.0 scale) grade po int average. A combined score of I 000 for verbal and quantitative on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. A 2.75 grade point average must
PROJECT IN ADMIN ISTRATION
61 3 PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT 4
623 EVALUATION OF TEACHING 2 AND LEARNING ELECTIVES 2-4
COMPREHENSIVE WRITTEN EXAMINATION
Total 32 *For course descript ions see page 87. Students in the Master of Arts program wil l be required to take four graduate units of Bible and theology through Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theol ogy in place of the elective units if they have not had such courses. Prior approval is required. This requirement may also be met by eight units of undergraduate Bible and theology courses. These wil l not count toward the required 32 units for gradua- tion, however. ·
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