Bachelor of Education in Christianity(B.E.C)


    The Bachelor of Education in Christianity is designed to provide increased knowledge of the Bible and its interpretation to prepare students for local church education ministries and denominational education services. Through deepening knowledge of the Bible and knowledge of education in the local church, the student will have an understanding of the learning processes for children through adults including the ministries of the local church in maturing the saints for the work of ministry.

BEC Degree Objectives  

Students graduating with the Bachelor of Education in Christianity degree will be able to do the following:

1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the Christian worldview in relation to the natural and social world

2. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the theological foundations of Christian Education

3. Demonstrate increased competence in practical skills of Christian Education, such as information management, strategic teaching, and effective communication

4. Demonstrate an enhanced foundation for subsequent formal and informal education.



General Education                36 hrs

EN101  English Composition I 3 hrs

EN102  English Composition II 3 hrs

PH302  Critical Thinking 3 hrs

SO201  Introduction to Sociology 3hrs

BN170  Introduction to Business and Finance 3 hrs

CM110  Basic Communication 3 hrs

CP101  Introduction to Computers 3 hrs

PH301  Introduction to Philosophy 3 hrs

HT105  History of the Western World 3 hrs

HT415  Introduction to Ethics 3 hrs

HT411  World Religions 3 hrs  


Select one:    3 hrs  

PY251  Marriage and Family  

PY101  Introduction to Psychology  


Christian Ministry   36 hrs

BS105  Background of the Bible  3hrs

BS111  Old Testament Theology 3 hrs

BS112  New Testament Theology 3 hrs

HT100  History of Christianity I 3 hrs

HT101  History of Christianity II 3 hrs

HT110  Baptist History 3 hrs

HT350  Christian Doctrine I 3 hrs

HT351  Christian Doctrine II 3 hrs

HT400  Christian Ethics   3 hrs

PM201  Personal Evangelism and Discipleship 3 hrs

PM301  Global Missions 3 hrs

PM410  Pastoral Care & Ministry 3 hrs


Education Major    48 hrs

ED210  Christian Leadership 3 hrs

ED301  History of Biblical Education 3 hrs

ED302  Bible Study Methods 3 hrs

ED302  Church and Education 3 hrs

ED304  Teaching Ministry of the Church 3 hrs

ED306  Bible Teaching Methods 3 hrs

ED312  Missions Education 3 hrs

ED401  Principles of Christian Teaching 3 hrs  

ED405  Making Disciples 3 hrs  

ED407  Introduction to Childhood Ministry 3 hrs

ED409  Introduction to Adult and Family Ministry 3 hrs

ED415  Stages of Faith Development   3hrs

PY203  Developmental Psychology 3 hrs

PY218  Behavioral and Cognitive Theories of Learning 3 hrs

PY354  Child Psychology 3 hrs

PY355  Adolescent Psychology 3 hrs


Total Credit Hours                                                      120 Hrs