Christian Education Department
Hartland College’s Education Department instructs 21st century missionary teachers to work in a wide variety of educational settings, from modern classrooms to off-the-grid mission outposts.
The program is intentionally structured to develop in students a deep and abiding knowledge of God and facilitate a closer relationship with the Master Teacher. The Education Department integrates faith and learning in a Christ-centered biblically based environment as it focuses on building and strengthening the “harmonious development of the physical, mental and spiritual powers” (Education, p. 9) to serve the Lord.
Nearly every education class also includes a practical lab experience where students observe classroom theory applied to real-world practice in a wide variety of schools in our local area. Hartland College provides a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Elementary Education, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Education, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Education, and a minor in Christian Secondary Education.
In acknowledging the important role that young people continue to play in Christian work through mission, Ellen G. White stated that “with such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen and soon-coming Savior might be carried to the whole world.” Education, p. 271.
That is the focused urgency the Education Department at Hartland College adopts in the preparation of young people committed to teaching in the elementary, secondary, and mission fields. Students at Hartland College not only receive the essential pedagogical skills to masterfully navigate the classroom, but they also receive a solid Bible-based foundation, and practical experiential learning that merge vocational training, outreach, work education, outdoor and adventure education, seamlessly with the aim of preparing 21st century mission-focused teachers who have a passion for soul winning.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Receive a solid Bible-based foundation and practical experiential learning that merges academics with outreach, work education, and outdoor and adventure education.