Department of Education Richard Jones, EdD, Chair Faculty Professors: E. Carden, Jones Associate Professors Bauer, A White Objectives: The maior function of the department of education is professional preparation for teaching and administra­ tion. Upon completion of the teach ing cre­ dential program, it is intended that the stu­ dent will have a satisfactory subiect matter foundation; understand pupil behavior; be competent in the skills of teaching; be able to develop and encourage critical judg­ ment and creativity; and will have devel­ oped strong social and personal traits, high ethical standards and a Christian philos­ ophy of education. Credential Programs Requirement: In order to qualify for a prelimi nary teach ing credent ial a student must complete one of the maiors listed below leading to a baccalaureate degree and professional studies including student teaching. Thirty units of upper division or graduate course-work must be completed within five years in order to secure the clear credential. Two types of credentials are available: si ngle subject and multiple subject. "Single subiect" instruction means the practice of assignment of teachers and students to specified subject matter courses, as is com­ monly practiced in California high schools and most California junior· high schools. "Multiple subiect" instruction means the practice of assignment of teachers and stu­ dents for mu lti ple subject matter instruc­ tion , as is commonly practied in California elementary schools.

380 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CH ILDHOO D EDUCATIO N (2) History, philosophy, cu rriculum and class­ room techniques of early childhood pro­ grams. 410 MAINSTREAMING (3) Focuses on compet encies that t eachers must develop t o meet needs of exception­ al pupils; special attent ion to needs of mi­ norit y student, to cultural and ethnic differ­ ences and to development of moraVspiritual values . Prerequ isite: 300.

Biola University is approved to grant Association of Christian Schools teachi ng certificates. The program is t he same as for· the California certificate except that 460 or 560 must also be taken . Students who wish to become candi­ dates for a teaching credent ial must apply for admission to the education program in their sophomor·e year or immed iately upon transfer into the university if beyond that year. SAT scores must be provided . Other requirements of the education de­ partment are stated in the Guide for En­ tering the Teaching Profession, which may be secured from the department office. 300 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING (2) The nature and function of the school and the development of competencies re­ quired for success as a teacher. Each week there will be one hour of lecture and dis­ cussion and a three-hour assignment as a teacher assistant in a local school. Success­ ful completion of this course constitutes one of the requ irements for admission to the education program. 330 PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3) Application of psychological principles to the educative process; role of the teacher and learner; motivation, intelligence, trans­ fer of learni ng, measurement, human growth and development; recent and out­ standing contributions of research and ex­ perimentat ion in the field. Prerequisit e: 300. 370 TEACHING ASSISTANT PREPARA­ TION (I) Instruction and practice in general and spe­ cific methods of teaching as an assistant to professors of large universit y classes . Taught Jointly by instructors from the edu­ cation depar·tment and the specific depart­ ments using teaching ass istants.

Recommended majors for single sub­ ject credential : art biological sc ience, busi­ ness admi nist rat ion, English (English-com­ municat ion waive r program), history, inter­ cultural studies, mat hematics, music, phys ical education, physical science, publi c administration and social science. · Recommended major for multiple sub­ ject credential: liberal studies. Those who choose any other major will be required to pass the National Teachers Exam (NT E.) general knowledge examination to earn the credential. Liberal Studies Major: The liberal studies major is designed for the preparation of elementary school teachers. It consists of twenty-one uni t s (with a three-unit variation) in each of the four following areas I. English (including grammar), literat ure, composition and speech. 2. Mat hemat ics and the physical and li fe sciences. Math Ill, Cos I00 and one sci­ ence lab are required . 3. Social sciences, other than educat ion and educat ion methodology. Psychology 200 is required. 4. Humanities and fine ar ts, incl udi ng for­ eign language. At least twenty-four upper division units must be taken. All appropriate general education courses are included in the eighty-four total units. Students planning to choose this maior are requ ired to see an advisor in the education department. Professional courses required: Al l can­ didates for the cl ear teaching credent ial in multiple subject instruction must complete the following education cou rses : 300, 330, 410, 420, 430, 440, 442. All candidates for the clear teachi ng credential in single sub­ Ject instruction must complete the follow­ ing education courses: 300, 330,4 10, 425, 435, 450, 452. (Candidates with majors in art music or physical educat ion are not re­ quired to take 425.) A course in health science is required of all cand idates for a clear credential.


Methods and materials for t eaching read­ ing to pupils in elementary schools ; atten­ tion to a variety of approaches; consider­ ation of the needs of pupils w it h var ied cul­ tural and language backgrounds. Observation and participat ion in schools included. Prerequisite: consent. 425 TEACHING READI NG IN SECON­ DARY SCHOOL (3) Methods and materials for teaching read­ ing to pupils in secondary schools; atten­ tion to a variety of approaches; consider ­ at ion of the needs of pupils wi t h varied cul­ tural and language backgrounds. Observation and part icipation in schools included. Prerequis ite: consent. 430 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM (4) Introduction to the elementary school cur­ riculum in mathematics, science, social studies and language arts; use of media; obser vation and participat ion in schools. Prerequisite : consent. 435 SECONDARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (4) Secondary school curricu lum, classroom management, teaching methods , use of media and other educational skil ls. Obser­ vation and participation in schools is includ­ ed. Prerequisite: consent.



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