Education

Our education program not only prepares you to guide children toward academic success, but also molds you into a highly effective educator whose faith allows kids to feel God’s love. Our faculty are caring and supportive as you engage in challenging and invigorating coursework. We maintain small class sizes to promote high amounts of interaction among students and faculty. Our teaching team remains engaged in the field, which means they can offer you a contemporary education that adequately prepares you for the challenges in today’s classrooms. Currently, the CCU Education Department has a 95%+ successful passage rate on all state licensure exams.

Our education programs are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, demonstrating that our curriculum meets high quality standards and as well as state and national requirements.

It is our objective and belief that graduates of CCU’s education program can meet the following claims:

Claim #1
Our graduates understand student learning and the development of all learners.

Claim #2
Our graduates know their content area and understand how to deliver effective instruction to each individual student.

Claim #3
Our graduates understand how to use varied assessments to inform instruction and ensure student learning.

Claim #4
Our graduates demonstrate caring attitudes, which create environments that are conducive to learning for all students.

Bachelor’s Degrees Offered
BS AYA Integrated Language Arts Arts
BSE Early Childhood Education

Associates Degrees Offered
AA Professional Child Care & Development

Minors Offered
A Minor may be added to any degree. A student adds a Minor by taking the courses listed in the Minor—see the list of courses for each minor in the “Available Minors” section.

Minor in Psychology
Minor in Communication Arts
Minor in History
Minor in Music & Worship
Minor in Social & Cultural Studies
Minor in Urban & Intercultural Studies
Minor in Youth & Children’s Ministry
Several Cooperative Teacher Licensure Programs have been developed in partnership with Mount St. Joseph University. A student enrolls in CCU’s BS in Biblical Studies degree and adds one of these Mount St. Joseph licensure programs:

AYA Integrated Social Studies (grades 7-12)
AYA Integrated Mathematics (grades 7-12)
AYA Integrated Science (grades 7-12)
Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9)
Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (K-12)

Admittance

In order to gain admittance into the Education program an applicant must meet the following standards:

  • Attend Education Department Orientation
  • Complete Education Department Application Form
  • Read & Sign Education Department Handbook
  • Disposition Evaluation completed by professor, employer, or minister
  • Completed Teacher Platform Essay (completed in EDUC 101)
  • 2 Semesters of Spiritual Development Service Hours in an Educational Setting

Final Grade of B or better in the following courses:

      • EDUC 101 Introduction to Teaching
      • ETHI 110 Modern Ethical Problems (or approved ethics elective)
      • Six hours of English
      • Six hours of Math
      • Three hours of Science
      • Six hours of Social Science – PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology & EDUC 220 Human Development
      • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0