Public

Biblical Greek

Why minor in Biblical Greek at CIU?

With a minor in Biblical Greek, you will study the New Testament in its original Greek language. This training will prepare you to understand the New Testament texts against their historical, literary and cultural contexts. The Biblical Greek minor will provide you with an intermediate-level understanding of the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek.

Your Future

The Biblical Greek minor will prepare you to apply your training in exegesis and Bible translation.

Muslim Studies Certificate

The Muslim Studies Certificate prepares you for effective life and work in Muslim contexts. The required courses will provide you with essential understanding of Muslim beliefs and practices as well as various forms of Christian witness.

Opportunities

The Certificate in Muslim Studies equips you to:

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Columbia International University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based on sex and provides resources and services to assist students, faculty and staff in addressing issues involving sex discrimination, including sexual violence.

Sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking and relationship violence have a profound impact on a victim's academic, social, working, and personal life, and negatively affects victims' friends and families, other students, co-workers, and members of the university community. To combat this complex problem, CIU provides resources and educational programs designed to prevent sexual violence and other acts of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, provide information about what to do when an incident has occurred, and increase awareness of campus and community resources for support and response.

Victims of sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and relationship violence are encouraged to seek support and report the incident. CIU has appointed a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators to oversee CIU’s response to Title IX complaints, develop training and education programs/materials for faculty, staff and students, as well as monitor the effectiveness of CIU’s Title IX compliance efforts.

If a person believes that a violation has occurred, please report it to the appropriate CIU office listed below. CIU will not tolerate any form of retaliation towards a person reporting a violation.

Title IX Coordinator:

Dr. Jim Lanpher, Office of the Provost, Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203. (803) 807-5027 e-mail: TitleIXCoordinator@ciu.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinators:

Employee related compliance matters:

Don Jones, Director of Human Resources, Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203. (803) 807-5009 e-mail: djones@ciu.edu

Athletics related compliance matters:

Kim Abbott, Athletics Director, Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203. (803) 807-5009 e-mail: kabbott@ciu.edu

Student and general compliance matters:

Rick Swift, Dean of Student Life, Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203. (803) 807-5234 e-mail: rswift@ciu.edu

Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

From help with hermeneutics to getting psyched up for psychology, the Academic Success Center is here to meet the unique needs of every CIU student — from freshmen to seminary students.

Here’s how: 

Study and Discussion Groups

Discussion groups focus on basic study skills and advanced subject topics and vary from semester to semester, depending on the course offerings.

Tutoring

Tutoring services help with everything, including scheduling advice, reviewing papers, test preparation and special projects. 

Course-Specific Tutoring

Check the posted and online schedules each semester for a listing of experts available to help with specific courses.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is an individual weekly appointment with a coach that can focus on such areas as accountability, academic needs and time management.

Mock Exams and Study Resources

Mock Exams for Old Testament and New Testament and additional study resources on a variety of topics are available in the ASC and the Learning Center, located in Memorial Hall.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

CIU provides accommodations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for students with documented disabilities.  Students who believe they would qualify and would like to apply for accommodations should contact the Academic Success Center.

While we will try to accommodate walk-ins when possible, scheduling appointments (via phone, e-mail or in-person visit) is strongly recommended. 

Contact Academic Success Center

Office Location: 1st Floor Rossi Student Center

Phone: (803) 807-5611

E-mail: academicsuccess@ciu.edu

Our President

A Message From Our President

Dear friend,

What is your passion? All of us have an intense interest or enthusiasm for an area of life and learning to which God calls us. At Columbia International University we can help you pursue that God-instilled passion with a program of study that will not only help you make a living, but simultaneously make an impact.   

Our purpose at CIU is to educate students from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. So, when your passion intersects with our purpose, the possibilities for your future are endless, and eternal. 

You’ll be encouraged by faculty members who profess a faith in Christ and value scholarship as they share their expertise and life experiences with you. Just as iron sharpens iron, you’ll also be introduced to fellow students who will encourage you to develop your potential as it becomes clear where your passion can lead you.

I know. I’m a former CIU student. In 1987, I enrolled at CIU because of its unwavering and unchanging core beliefs and its affirmation of the Bible as the foundation for all life and learning. Once you graduate, you’ll become a part of CIU’s network of 18,000 alumni in 150 countries, keeping you connected to all corners of the globe.   

Our graduates not only serve around the world, they serve locally too; in schools, in business offices, in church, in the courts, in the mission field – wherever there is a need, CIU has a presence.

Tap into your full potential for God at Columba International University.

Dr. William H. Jones, President

Class of 1991 

Teacher Education

Why Study Teacher Education at CIU?

The Teacher Education program offers an early childhood (PreK-third grade) and elementary (second to sixth grade) education licensure that leads not only to a bachelor’s degree, but also a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in five years. During the undergraduate program, you may explore other fields of study by choosing a variety of electives such as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Psychology, Youth Ministry, Teaching Bible, and English.

High School Spanish Teacher

Ben Lippen High School
Full-time
40 hrs/wk
July 29, 2015

Summary

A Ben Lippen Spanish teacher is responsible to:

  1. Teach six sections of high school Spanish (2, 3, and 4).
  2. Collaborate with other members of the foreign language department to continually revise and develop the Spanish curriculum at Ben Lippen School.
  3. Perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the upper school principal.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the high school Spanish teacher position should possess:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Spanish education, or a closely related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
  2. ACSI teacher certification in Spanish.
  3. Two years of successful teaching experience in Spanish.
  4. Content mastery of Spanish.
  5. A demonstrated ability and interest to innovatively and appropriately bring technologies (including the iPad) into the classroom in order to support student learning.
  6. A demonstrated ability to lead students toward collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
  7. Demonstrated experience working in a diverse international community and strong cross-cultural skills.

Sports Information Director

Athletics
Full-time
40 hr/wk, 12 mo/yr
July 01, 2015

Summary

Promotion and publicity of CIU’s athletic department, maintenance of statistics and records for all sports, website updating and design, familiarity with StatCrew and Dakstats platforms, and supervision of student workers.  In addition, assisting in marketing and design for various fundraising activities such as Rams Club, Sponsorships, and fundraising activities.

Responsibilities

  1. For all sports and home games – must attend, understand, and implement all statistical data as required by the NCCAA

  2. Must be able to utilize Dakstats or Statcrew technology

  3. Promotion and publicity of CIU Athletics programs/teams

  4. Coordination of media requests

  5. Management and creative work on the CIU Rams Athletics Website

  6. Writing/creating all flyers and publications of the athletics department

  7. Design and assistance in all fundraising events and programs for CIU Athletics

Supervisory Relationships

  1. Will report directly to Athletics Director

  2. Will report to NCCAA Sports Information

  3. Cooperate with all coaches and their web content

Qualifications

  1. Ability to manage multiple tasks and to work within guidelines of CIU and NCCAA

  2. Journalistic and creative writing skills

  3. Have an in-depth understanding of athletics including soccer, basketball, and cross country/track

  4. Ability to learn and implement a variety of computer programs related to websites and statistics

  5. Embrace all social media and technology in order to successfully utilize and be the point person

Middle School Technology Teacher

Ben Lippen Middle School
Part-time
1/3 to 1/2 time, August-May
July 29, 2015

Summary

Responsible for teaching technology classes to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Ben Lippen Middle School.

Responsibilities

Teach Technology classes, three sections at each grade level.  Collaborate with other members of the Technology department to continually revise and develop the Technology curriculum at Ben Lippen School. Collaborate with middle school faculty regarding technology integration. Perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the middle school principal.  Facilitate student growth through character formation, content mastery and ministry.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or a closely related field (an advanced degree is preferred).  Content mastery of God’s Word. ACSI teacher certification.  Recommended, two years of successful teaching experience in middle school.

Called to the ministry of teaching middle school students. Demonstrated ability to engage students through teaching that is relational and relevant. Demonstrated ability and familiarity, with Apple products (laptops/iPads). Demonstrated ability and desire to innovatively and appropriately bring technologies (including the iPad) into the classroom in order to support student learning.

High School History Teacher

Ben Lippen School
Full-time
July 29, 2015

Summary

  1. Teach six sections of high school History (AP Govt, Honors Govt/Economics, and College Preparatory Govt/Economics).
  2. Collaborate with other members of the History Department to continually revise and develop the History curriculum at Ben Lippen School.
  3. Perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the upper school principal. 
  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in History, History education, or closely related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
  2. ACSI secondary teacher certification in History.
  3. Two years of successful teaching experience in secondary History.
  4. A demonstrated ability and interest to innovatively and appropriately bring technologies (including the iPad) into the classroom in order to support student learning.
  5. A clear desire and ability to teach in a student-centered learning environment.
  6. A demonstrated experience working in a diverse international community and strong cross-cultural skills. 

Pages

Subscribe to Public