Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science

TEACHER AS SERVANT-LEADER

The primary mission of the Boyce Teacher Education Program is to provide Christ-centered quality teacher education, preparing the next generation of educators to be servant-leaders in private and public schools and on the mission field.

The TEP is designed to equip the servant-leader with the range of knowledge necessary for the profession of teaching, with the skills of teaching as recognized in the education profession, and with the dispositions of a servant-leader in a world of diversity.

Receive 200+ hours of field experience.

Field experience allows the student the opportunity to put into practice what they are learning and apply it in an elementary classroom or ESL setting.

Teach from a biblical worldview.

Prepare for the challenges of teaching and leading in the classroom, church, or mission field from a biblical worldview.

“ My Teacher Education professors have equipped me with the knowledge and principles to teach in any classroom. They've shown me through their example how to teach as Jesus teaches. They've prayed with me during hard seasons, given of their time and resources, and opened their homes to me. ”

Eden Brock — Clarks Summit, PA

Course Information

Teacher Education students can choose from one of three emphases.

Classical Education, English as a New Language/Second Language (ESL/ENL), and the State Certification.

The degree requirements for State Certification are listed under Program of Study and the degree requirements for Classical Education and ESL/ENL are under Degree Emphases.

General Studies 38 Credits
BA 210 Economics 3
+EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3
MA 111 College Algebra 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SC 111 Principles of Biology 3
SC 112 Principles of Biology Lab 1
SC 121 Principles of Physical Science 3
SC 122 Principles of Physical Science Lab 1
SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SS 211 American Government 3
Biblical and Theological Studies 30 Credits
*BL 101 Old Testament Survey I 3
*BL 102 Old Testament Survey II 3
BL 111 Hermeneutics 3
*BL 151 New Testament Survey I 3
*BL 152 New Testament Survey II 3
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
*TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
*TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
PH 108, *TH 311, OR TH 331 Worldview Analysis, Christian Theology III, OR World Religions 3
Related Content Studies 9 Credits
ED 235 Integrated Content for Elementary Grades I 3
ED 236 Integrated Content for Elementary Grades II 3
EN 351 Children’s Literature 3
Professional Educations Studies 51 Credits
+ED 200 Introduction to Teacher Education 3
++ED 210 Computers and Media in the Schools 3
ED 220 Teaching Exceptional Learners 3
++ED 230 Child & Adolescent Development 3
ED 240 Educational Assessment 3
ED 310 Elementary Math P-5, I 3
ED 311 Elementary Math P-5, II 3
ED 315 Literacy Assessment 3
ED 320 Teaching Science P-5 3
ED 330 Teaching Social Studies P-5 3
ED 410 Teaching Language Arts P-5 3
ED 420 Teaching Reading P-5 3
ED 430 Classroom Management 3
ED 485 Clinical Experience I: Teaching 3
^ED 491 Clinical Experience II: Supervised Teaching 9
Total Degree Hours 128 Credits
  • * Also available during Winter/Summer Terms (7)
    +Prerequisite course for EPP Application and all EPP Courses.
    ++Course which can be taken prior to applying for the Educator Preparation Program (EPP).
    ^ED491 Clinical Experience II: Supervised Teaching is the only course a student takes his/her final semester in the EPP.
    CP100: Cooperative Program Seminar is required for all students.
    Clinical Experience is required for Professional Education Studies classes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be marked by the disposition of servant-leadership.
  • Students will be able to cultivate an environment of cooperation and collaboration.
  • Students will be able to consistently engage in reflection as a means of professional development.
  • Students will be able to recognize the importance and value of teaching as a profession.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the multi-faceted nature of educating individual, diverse learners.
  • Students will be able to apply knowledge and skills, developed by a thorough and researched-based professional education, to the public or private elementary classroom.
  • Students will be able to apply the best practices for effective learning to meet the diverse educational needs of an ever-changing society.
  • Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to improve the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual dimensions of the learner.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can learn more about the organizational structure of the Teacher Education Program and the TEP mission, vision, and goals here.

Yes, the Boyce Teacher Education Program in SACS Accredited and received provisional certification from the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) on August 20, 2018. While the provisional status is representative of a three-year probationary period as the Boyce Teacher Education Program continues toward full certification, this status allows teacher candidates to apply directly for a state teaching license upon completion of their degree. Additionally, the Teacher Education Program has applied for national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). You can find more information about this accreditation process here.

You can review information regarding SACS Accreditation here.

You can review the annual Impact and Outcome measures required by the KY Department of Education here.

You can review accreditation and annual reporting measures specific to the CAEP accreditation application here.

Prospective students interested in the Teacher Education Program must first be accepted to Boyce College. For more information on how to apply to Boyce, you can contact the Office of Admissions at boyceadmissions@sbts.edu, or you can apply here.

In order to apply to the Teacher Education Program, students must pass EN101 English Composition I and ED200 Introduction to Teacher Education and have completed a year of studies at Boyce College. Additionally, all students applying for the TEP must pass all sections (Math, Reading, and Writing) of Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE). Other requirements for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program will be addressed in ED200 with the program chair.

If you have additional questions regarding the admissions process to the Teacher Education Program, you can contact Dr. Melissa Tucker, program chair, directly at mrtucker@sbts.edu.

The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) exam is an important step in preparing for the Boyce College Teacher Education Program. All students applying for the TEP must past all three sections of CORE successfully prior to admittance. This is required for all three emphases within the TEP: state certification, classical, and ESL. You can learn more about Praxis CORE and access available study materials here.

The Praxis II and Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exams are both important steps in your journey to becoming a teacher. Student Teachers must take both exams at least once in order to graduate through the Teacher Education Program and must pass both exams to receive certification from the state of Kentucky. This is required for only the State Certification emphasis of the Teacher Education Program. You can learn more about Praxis II and PLT and access available study materials here.

For those interested in pursuing a degree in Teacher Education through one of our non-certified emphases, we have partnered with a like-minded evangelical university to offer our Teacher Education Program graduates a streamlined process for earning a Master of Arts in Teaching with a licensure program which will provide state certification in the areas of elementary or special education. This enables Boyce graduates to stay on our campus in Louisville, KY, while completing their studies. The entire program is designed to allow students to complete the baccalaureate and master’s degrees in as little as four years.

For more information about this process, contact the TEP offices directly at boycetep@sbts.edu.

Current teacher candidates can access forms and resources pertinent to their time in the Teacher Education Program here.

You can learn more about the teacher candidate procedures for Clinical Experience here.

Clinical partnership cooperating teachers can access information, requirements, training, and resources for their clinical experience placements here.

Degree Emphases

Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education (P-5) with an emphasis in English as a New Language/Second Language (ENL/ESL)

General Studies 41 Credits
BA 210 Economics 3
+EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
GE 201 Geography 3
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3
MA 111 College Algebra 3
MA 261 Statistics for Educators 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
SC 111 Principles of Biology 3
SC 112 Principles of Biology Lab 1
SC 121 Principles of Physical Science 3
SC 122 Principles of Physical Science Lab 1
SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SS 211 American Government 3
Biblical and Theological Studies 30 Credits
*BL 101 Old Testament Survey I 3
*BL 102 Old Testament Survey II 3
BL 111 Hermeneutics 3
*BL 151 New Testament Survey I 3
*BL 152 New Testament Survey II 3
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
*TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
*TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
*TH 311 Christian Theology III 3
TH 331 World Religions 3
Professional Education Studies 54 Credits
+ED 200 Introduction to Teacher Education 3
ED 220 Teaching Exceptional Learners 3
++ED 230 Child & Adolescent Development 3
ED 240 Educational Assessment 3
ED 310 Elementary Math P-5 3
ED 320 Teaching Science P-5 3
ED 330 Teaching Social Studies P-5 3
ED 410 Teaching Language Arts P-5 3
ED 420 Teaching Reading P-5 3
ED 485 Clinical Experience I: Teaching 3
^ED 490 Supervised Teaching: Elementary P-5 6
**EN 261 OR EN 362 Cross Cultural Awareness OR Second Language Acquisition 3
EN 262 Foundations of Linguistics & English Language Learning Issues 3
EN 351 Children's Literature 3
EN 363 Applied Linguistics: Reading, Writing, Speaking, & Listening 3
**EN 365 ESL/ENL Instruction & Assessment 3
MA 102 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Total Degree Hours 125 Credits
ESL Emphasis References:

* Also available during winter/summer term (7)

**Online only (2)

+Prerequisite course for TEP application and all TEP and ESL courses.

++Course which can be taken prior to applying for the TEP.

^ED 490 Supervised Teaching: Elementary P-5 is the only course a student takes his/her final semester in the Teacher Education Program.

CP 100 Cooperative Program Seminary is required for all students.

Clinical Experience is required for Professional Education Studies classes.

Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education (P-5) with an emphasis in Classical Education

General Studies 38 Credits
BA 210 Economics 3
+EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
GE 201 Geography 3
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3
MA 111 College Algebra 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
SC 111 Principles of Biology 3
SC 112 Principles of Biology Lab 1
SC 121 Principles of Physical Science 3
SC 122 Principles of Physical Science Lab 1
SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SS 211 American Government 3
Biblical and Theological Studies 30 Credits
*BL 101 Old Testament Survey I 3
*BL 102 Old Testament Survey II 3
BL 111 Hermeneutics 3
*BL 151 New Testament Survey I 3
*BL 152 New Testament Survey II 3
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions 3
*TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
*TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
*TH 311 Christian Theology III 3
PH 108 OR TH 331 Worldview Analysis OR World Religions 3
Professional Educations Studies 60 Credits
+ED 200 Introduction to Teacher Education 3
ED 220 Teaching Exceptional Learners 3
++ED 230 Child & Adolescent Development 3
ED 240 Educational Assessment 3
ED 310 Elementary Math P-5 3
ED 320 Teaching Science P-5 3
ED 330 Teaching Social Studies P-5 3
ED 350 Classical Education Pedagogy 3
ED 410 Teaching Language Arts P-5 3
ED 420 Teaching Reading P-5 3
ED 485 Clinical Experience I: Teaching 3
^ED 490 Supervised Teaching: Elementary P-5 6
EN 351 Children's Literature 3
HU 421 Great Books Seminar I 3
HU 422 Great Books Seminar II 3
LN 141 Latin I 3
LN 142 Latin II 3
LN 241 Latin III 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Total Degree Hours 128 Credits
Classical Emphasis References:

* Also available during winter/summer term (7)

**Online only (2)

+Prerequisite course for TEP application and all TEP and ESL courses.

++Course which can be taken prior to applying for the TEP.

^ED 490 Supervised Teaching: Elementary P-5 is the only course a student takes his/her final semester in the Teacher Education Program.

CP 100 Cooperative Program Seminary is required for all students.

Clinical Experience is required for Professional Education Studies classes.
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