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The Teacher Education Program offers an early childhood (PreK-third grade) and elementary (second to sixth grade) education licensure program that leads not only to a bachelor’s degree in Bible, 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.
Complete the M.A.T. program and specific South Carolina state requirements and you may be recommended for initial licensure in early childhood and elementary education. Graduates of the M.A.T. program are also eligible for Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) certification in elementary education with endorsement in early childhood. For those completing designated courses, ACSI endorsements in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and/or Bible is available.
You may also pursue a supporting minor in various fields of study such as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Psychology, Youth Ministry, Bible Teaching or English.
Teacher Education at CIU leads you to a world of possibilities:
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Teacher Education Program Director, Education Professor
B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., Azusa Pacific UniversityRead More...
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program Director
B.A., Florida Bible College; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., University of Central FloridaRead More...
Dean of the College of Education
B.A., Florida Bible College; B.S., Bryan College; M.A., Ed.D., University of MiamiRead More...
M.Ed. Program Director
B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.Ed., Bob Jones University; Ed.D., Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Director of Professional Education Field Experiences
B.A., California Baptist College; M.A., California State UniversityRead More...
Milton V. Uecker
Associate Dean of the College of Education
B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University; Ed.D. University of VirginiaRead More...