International Baptist College & Seminary

Elementary Education

Find out what you can do by adding an Elementary Education Emphasis to your Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Teacher Education degree.


About the Elementary Education Emphasis

The Elementary Education Emphasis equips young men and women with the teaching techniques and skills in lesson planning and classroom management to teach students in preschool through sixth grade in the elementary subject areas of Bible, reading, history and social studies, math, science, and the language arts.

Your Future

Potential careers you could pursue by earning a Bible and Teacher Education degree with a Elementary Education Empahsis include:

  • Teacher in a public, private, charter or Christian school
  • International Teacher
  • Homeschool Teacher
  • Daycare or Preschool Worker/Administrator
  • Tutor
  • Teaching Assistant

Graduate Studies

Many of our graduates continue their education in the Graduate School and Seminary. We offer degrees in:

Program Requirements

Degree Emphasis
Bible and Theology
General Education
Ministry Preparation
Course Hours
ED 141 Exceptional Learners 2
ED 212 Introduction to Education 2
ED 232 Teaching Language Arts 3
ED 252 Teaching Science 3
ED 331 Teaching Reading 3
ED 341 Teaching Mathematics 3
ED 371 Educational Methods and Materials 3
ED 372 Educational Tests and Measurements 3
ED 432 Children’s Literature 2
ED 451 Teaching History 2
ED 473 Student Teaching 12
HI 321 U.S. History and Constitution 3
HI 412 Arizona History and Constitution 3
PS 302 Educational Psychology 3
PS 411 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3
ED 090 Education Practicum (2 semesters minimum)* 0
ED 096 Education Seminar (4 semesters) 0
Approved Education Methods Electives:
ED 342 Reading Assessment and Intervention
ED 422 Teaching English Bible
ED 482 Christian School Administration
ED 332 Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools
ED 481 Teaching General Music

*Each Bible and Teacher Education major must participate in at least two ED 090 Education Practicum courses before the Student Teaching semester.

Course Hours
BI 102 Hermeneutics 2
BI 103 Dispensationalism 2
BI 202 Foundations of New Testament Themes 2
BI 203 Foundations of Old Testament Themes 3
TH 102 Theology of Sin and Salvation 3
TH 111 Theology of the Bible, God, and Man 3
TH 202 Theology of Angels, the Church, and Last Things 2
TH 211 Theology of Jesus and the Holy Spirit 2
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
--- Approved Bible/Theology Electives 10
Course Hours
EN 101 or
EN 103
Introduction to College English or
English Grammar and Composition
EN 102 or
EN 104
College Composition or
English Composition
EN elec Literature Elective 3
HI 101 History of Civilization 1 3
HI 102 History of Civilization 2 3
HI 211 Church History 2
HI 212 Baptist History and Distinctives 2
MA 111 Essential Mathematics 3
OR 101 College Success 1
PH 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
SC 111 Introduction to General Science 3
SC 201 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
SP 101 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Course Hours
ED 103 Fundamentals of Church Education 1
ED 152 Foundations of Teaching and Learning 1
MI 104 A History of Global Missions 1
PR 114 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship 1
PR 153 Personal Media and the Christian 1
PR 154 Mentoring 1
PS 412 Biblical Counseling 2
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Susannah Dornan, M.Ed.

Mrs. Susannah Dornan earned a degree in Bible and Elementary Education from IBCS and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. She was honored as Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Council for Private Education in 2014 and by her administration and co-workers in 2015. She has been teaching for over 15 years.

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