Secondary Education

The major in Secondary Education endeavors to prepare individuals to serve as effective, Spirit-filled teachers in Christian academies and high schools. The program of studies is Christ-centered and Bible-based. Principles of human development, curricular content, instructional methodology, and educational leadership are explored and evaluated within the context of a Scripture-centered Christian philosophy. Varied opportunities are provided throughout the program for synthesis and direct application of educational strategies.

Christian Secondary Education majors must choose two areas of specialization. Four classes must be taken in each area of specialization, in order for the student to earn a minimum of 12 total credits in each specialization. As three classes in health are already taken, one more class automatically makes health one of the specializations. Bible could be another specialization.

Individuals completing a program in Christian Secondary Education will be qualified to teach in their areas of specialization at the secondary level, to implement work-study and witnessing programs, to exert educational leadership, and to model Christian philosophy and conduct.

Individuals desiring to major in this area are required to make formal application to the Education Department after completing their freshman year. In order to be admitted to the Christian Education department, the student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, proficiency in both written and spoken English, completed reading requirements, and adequate competency in mathematical skills. The student must also show evidence of emotional stability, physical health, responsible time management, spiritual maturity, and a commitment to God and to the teaching profession.

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Requirements

Core Curriculum:
 
Section/No. Class Title
ENGL 101
English Mechanics
ENGL 102 English Composition
ENGL 103
Research Writing
HLMN 111 Principles of Medical Ministry
HLMN 112 
Human Body* 
EVMN Evangelistic Ministries**
MATH 111 College Math
MSSN 203 Principles of Self-supporting Work
MATH 111 College Math
MSSN 203 Principles of Self-supporting Work
PSYC 222 Principles of Christian Mental Health
RELB 121 Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
RELB 131, 152 Biblical Hermeneutics I, II
RELB 142 Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
RELB 163 Speech and Homiletics
RELB 211 Daniel
RELB 212, 213 Revelation I, II
RELB 241 SDA Church History
RELB 242, 243 Life and Teachings of Jesus I, II
SOCI 212 Christian Marriage and Family
   

 

**Not necessary to be taken, if Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 are taken.
 

Other Requirements:

  •  Completed reading of the following books: The Holy Scriptures and the nine volumes of Testimonies for the Church; Counsels on Education; Counsels to Parents, Teachers and Students; Education; and Fundamentals of Christian Education.
  •  One credit of evangelistic ministries per term of attendance.
  •  Four credits of vocational training per term of attendance.
  •  Literature evangelism experience for a minimum of 160 hours, conducted by Hartland College or an acceptable alternative.
  •  All students must spend ten weeks during a summer participating in a full-time vocational training program.
  •  A minimum of 194 credits in the total program of studies. (See summary of hours.)
  •  All education majors are required to participate in the children’s divisions during convocations.
  •  Two research papers must be submitted to the English Department.

Major Curriculum:

Section/No. Class Title
EDUC 121
Philosophy of Christian Education
EDUC 143
Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 313
Developmental and Educational Psychology
EDUC 323 Teaching the Exceptional Child
EDUC 331
Integrating Technology in the Classroom 
EDUC 363
Educational Assessment & Evaluation 
EDUC 341
Introduction to Teaching ESL
EDUC 391
Secondary Methods in Teaching Bible
EDUC 371
Reading in the Content Areas 
EDUC 351
Teaching in the Secondary School
BIOL 222
Anatomy & Physiology I or other emphasis
BIOL 223
Anatomy & Physiology II or other emphasis
BIOL 321
General Biology or other emphasis
CHEM 311
Chemistry or other emphasis
CHEM 312
Biochemistry or other emphasis
EASC 322
Earth Science or other emphasis
PHYS 323
Conceptual Physics or other emphasis

Note: In addition to the above classes, practical teaching experiences in the Hartland Elementary School for one school year, or its equivalent, are required within vocational training as follows:

            Two credits as a teacher’s assistant (VOTR 148, 248)

            Six credits of directed teaching (VOTR 149, 249, 349)

 

Courses Offered

BIOL 222, 223 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I AND II OR OTHER EMPHASIS

(4 credits) This course is a detailed study of the structure and function of tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. The aim is to give each student an appreciation for the creative power and wisdom of God and a basic working knowledge of the human body.

BIOL 321 GENERAL BIOLOGY OR OTHER EMPHASIS

(4 credits) A course covering the basic concepts in biology, including genetics, the human body, and interactions with their environment, taxonomy, behavior, ecology, morphology, physiology and speciation of living organisms.

CHEM 311 CHEMISTRY OR OTHER EMPHASIS

(3 credits) A basic study of physical science which deals with the composition, structure, properties, and changes of matter. As the basic and minutest structures of nature—the particles of the atom and the elements—are discussed, there will be a correlation of the principles of the physically unseen with that of the spiritually unseen in order to increase our appreciation of the designing power of our omnipotent Creator.

CHEM 312 BIOCHEMISTRY OR OTHER EMPHASIS

(4 credits) A specific study of biologic chemistry occurring within living organisms. This study endeavors to cover the structures, functions, and interactions of the biological macromolecules that provide the framework of cells, and which perform the functions associated with life. When understood, this study will help the student understand cause to effect in both health and disease and appreciate how our bodies have been “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

EASC 322 EARTH SCIENCE OR OTHER EMPHASIS

(4 credits) An introduction to the study of the Earth as a planet. Topics from the disciplines of astronomy, meteorology, oceanography and geology are explored to develop an appreciation of our planet as an integrated system. Includes analyses of the dynamic processes of the Earth's interior, surface, oceans, atmosphere, astronomical surroundings, and God designed that the discovery of these things should establish faith in inspired history in the Word of God.

EDUC 121  PHILOSOPHY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

(3 credits) Explores the major issues relevant to Christian education, thus providing a basis for the development of a personal philosophy of education within the Christian context. An endeavor is made to discover the dynamic relationship between education and redemption, while illustrating means by which Christian principles may pervade every educational facet. Particular emphasis is given to implications for the student’s own life and for the educational and youth ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

EDUC 143  INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING

(3 credits) Provides the prospective teacher a basic understanding of the principles and procedures of Christian teaching. Instruction will be given in planning lessons, methods of teaching, making fair evaluations, handling discipline matters, and other areas vital to successful teaching.

EDUC 313  DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYC

(3 credits) This course focuses on the normal physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of a child from prenatal months to late adolescence. Christ-centered approaches to common problems are sought, and application is made to the school setting. Evaluation of a student’s academic progress will be emphasized as well. This course seeks to enable students to write instructional objectives and prepare classroom tests. Concepts and data from standardized tests will also be reviewed. In addition, practical knowledge in grading and reporting student achievement will be emphasized. 

EDUC 323  TEACHING THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD

(3 credits) Surveys the characteristics of exceptional children and the psychological/educational problems faced by such children in the home, school, and society. Procedures for incorporating the exceptional child and adapting to his needs in the Christian classroom is featured. 

EDUC 331 INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

(2 credits) Examination of both soft and hard technology. Emphasis is on multiple intelligences, learning styles, informational processing habits, and motivational factors that are integrated into multi-media planning using software to develop units of instruction. 

EDUC 363  EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION

(2 credits) This class prepares prospective teachers to have a better understanding of classroom learning and assessment. Attention will be given to test construction and evaluation of test results. Topics include the implications educational research findings bring to classroom practice, especially assessment of student learning.

EDUC 341 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING ESL

(3 credits) This course will address theoretical and practical aspects of ESL instruction and testing.   Participants will build a foundation in English pronunciation, lexicon and grammar so that they understand the particular challenges English language learners face. They will learn how to design lessons for children and youth that use a communicative, interactive approach and will micro teach those lessons in class. They will investigate, critique and use a variety of ESL materials.

EDUC 391 SECONDARY METHODS IN TEACHING BIBLE

(2 credits) A study of the principles of teaching Bible in the secondary school. Study will include the methods of Christ teaching, materials, assessment and organizational skills for Bible instruction.   Focus on preparing Bible teachers to inspire the coming generation with an understanding of God’s end-time apocalyptic vision of Revelation 14 that leads them to dedicate their lives to that vision and the advent of their Lord.

EDUC 371  READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS

(2 credits) A study of the basic principles of teaching reading in the content areas and in the secondary school. Study will include concepts, methods, materials, and organizational skills for reading instruction. Emphasis will be given to the use of biblical principles for selecting reading materials. Includes field experience. 

EDUC 351 TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

(2 credits) A study of the teacher’s role, teaching techniques, classroom management and evaluation of learning experiences in the secondary school as these affect all students, including the those with special needs and minorities. Includes field experience.

PHYS 323 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS OR OTHER EMPHASIS

(4 credits) This course provides a conceptually-based and algebra-and trigonometry-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Laboratory experiments and computer-based exercises enhance and consolidate the understanding of basic physical principles and applications.

Note: For information on required vocational training as a teacher’s assistant and as directed teaching, see the Vocational Training section in Hartland College Catalog.

 

 

Christian Secondary Education Bachelor’s Degree (Science Emphasis)- Starting Fall 2016 –

Fall 2016

EDUC 121 – Philosophy of Christian Education (3 credits)

ENGL 100 – English Mechanics (3 credits)

HLMN 111 – Principles of Medical Ministry + Lab (4 credits)

RELB 131 – Biblical Hermeneutics I (1 credit)

RELB 241 – SDA History & Prophetic Guidance (3 credits)

AGRI 121 – Gardening I (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 101 – Principles of Christian Music I (1 credit)

Winter 2017

BIOL 222 – Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)

ENGL 102 – English Composition (3 credits)

RELB 142 – Fundamentals of the Christian Faith I (3 credits)

RELB 153 – Biblical Hermeneutics II (1 credit)

AGRI 122 – Gardening II (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 102 – Principles of Christian Music II (1 credit)

Spring 2017

EDUC 143 – Introduction to Teaching (3 credits)

ENGL 103 – Research Writing (3 credits)

RELB 163 – Speech & Homiletics (4 credits)

AGRI 123 – Gardening III (1.5 credits) –or–

MUSC 103 – Principles of Christian Music III (1 credit)


Summer 2017

AGRI 124 – Gardening IV (1.5 credits) –or–

Canvassing

 

Fall 2017

CHEM 311 – Chemistry (3 credits)

EDUC 371 – Reading in Content Areas (2 credits)

EDUC 391 – Secondary Methods in Teaching Bible (2 credits)

RELB 211 – Daniel (3 credits)

AGRI 121 – Gardening I (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 101 – Principles of Christian Music I (1 credit)

Winter 2018

CHEM 312 – Biochemistry (4 credits)

PRAC 112 – Cooking (3 credits)

RELB 212 – Revelation I (3 credits)

SOCI 212 – Christian Marriage & Family (3 credits)

AGRI 122 – Gardening II (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 102 – Principles of Christian Music II (1 credit)

Spring 2018

BIOL 223 – Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)

EDUC 313 – Developmental and Educational Psychology (4 credits)

PRAC 113 – Auto Mechanics (required for men) (3 credits)

RELB 213 – Revelation II (3 credits)

AGRI 123 – Gardening III (1.5 credits) –or–

MUSC 103 – Principles of Christian Music III (1 credit)


Summer 2018

Canvassing –or–

AGRI 124 – Gardening IV (1.5 credits)

 

Fall 2018

BIOL 321 – General Biology (4 credits)

EDUC 323 – Teaching the Exceptional Child (2 credits)

EDUC 341 – Introduction to Teaching ESL (3 credits)

EDUC 363 – Educational Assessment and Evaluation (2 credits)

Winter 2019

EASC 322 – Earth Science (4 credits)

PSYC 222 – Principles of Christian Mental Health (3 credits)

RELB 242 – Life & Teachings of Jesus I (3 credits)

Spring 2019

MSSN 203 – Principles of Self-Supporting Work (4 credits)

PHYS 323 – Conceptual Physics (4 credits)

RELB 243 – Life & Teachings of Jesus II (3 credits)


Summer 2019

 

Fall 2019

EDUC 331 – Integrating Technology in the Classroom (2 credits)

EDUC 351 – Teaching in the Secondary School (2 credits)

MATH 111 – College Math (4 credits)

RELB 121 – Conversion & Righteousness by Faith (3 credits)

Winter 2020

EDUC 496 – Internship: Secondary Field Service I (16 credits)

Spring 2020

EDUC 497 – Internship: Secondary Field Service II (16 credits)

 

Additional Graduation Requirements

Read the Holy Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation

Read Testimonies for the Church, volumes 1 – 9

Read Counsels on Education; Counsels to Parents, Teachers and Students; Education; Fundamentals of Christian Education

160 hours (four weeks) of canvassing experience

Participation in the children’s divisions during convocations

One year teaching commitment at Hartland’s academy

EVMS 101 – Bible Work I

EVMS 111 – Health Outreach I