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Elementary & Secondary Education

Associates of Applied Science (AAS) – 2 year degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – 4 year degree

  • Campus degree
  • Online degree (most tracks)

Why choose Teacher Education at GBSC?

The AAS degree in Elementary Education will prepare you to assist in Christian school ministry.

The BA degree gives you three tracks to choose from:

  1. Elementary Education track
    • teach in elementary settings such as:
      • preschools
      • child-care centers
      • private religious schools
      • other community related programs
    • not eligible for state licensure in Ohio
    • meets ACSI requirements
  2. Early Childhood Education track
    • prepares you to serve in:
      • public institutions
      • private institutions
      • kindergarten through 3rd grade
    • eligible for licensure in Ohio
    • meets ACSI requirements
  3. Adolescent and Young Adult Integrated Language Arts Education track (not available Online)
    • prepares you to teach language arts (English) in:
      • 7th through 12th grade
      • public institutions
      • private institutions
    • eligible for licensure in Ohio
    • meets ACSI requirements

Graduates went off to be a

  • Christian school teacher
  • secondary English teacher overseas
  • licensed teacher in Indiana
  • Sunday school teacher
  • Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) educator

Reciprocity and License Portability Information

Ohio has an Interstate Agreement with most states.

See if your state requires additional coursework.

Sample Classes

AAS / BA

  • Christian Philosophy of Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Exceptional Learners

BA w/Elementary Education track

  • Bible Methods in the Elementary School
  • Child Development
  • Educational Psychology

BA w/Early Childhood Education track

  • Introduction to Early Childhood
  • Foundations of Literacy
  • Learners in a Diverse Society

BA w/Adolescent and Young Adult Integrated Language Arts Education track

  • British Literature & American Literature
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools

AAS Program Requirements

Minimum Program Credits

60-65 credits

General Education: 20 – 26
Bible & Theology: 15
Program core: 22


Standard Completion Time

2 years

BA Program Requirements

Minimum Program Credits

135-141 credits

General Education: 37 – 43
Bible & Theology: 30


All Tracks

  • Program core: 31
  • Track courses: 37

Standard Completion Time

4 years

Accreditation

We are accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). See why having both matters.

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