Boyce College expands online options for high schoolers in light of COVID-19

Boyce College is providing additional online curriculum to support high school students who are no longer receiving classroom instruction due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, announced Dustin Bruce, Dean of Boyce College, on Friday, March 20.

The dual enrollment program at Boyce College allows high school students to earn transferable college credit hours, while finishing their high school degrees. The program is open to students 15-years-old and older. The dual credit eight-week courses will be available online beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 through the college’s website.

“By increasing our dual enrollment options and reducing our price, my hope is that Boyce College can provide high school students with an opportunity to redeem their unexpected downtime this spring,” said Bruce. “While none of us would have chosen the current situation we are in, students can get a jump start on college through our expanded offerings and save money in the process.”

Students can earn three credits for each course. On March 30, World History and Introduction to Philosophy will begin. Hermeneutics, Introduction to Biblical Counseling, Introduction to Christian Missions, Personal Evangelism, and Introduction to Psychology begin on April 6. Students can study Public Speaking and Introduction to Business starting April 13.

To take advantage of these expanded dual enrollment opportunities, students can begin a streamlined application process here. Tuition rates are being reduced from $348 to $250 per course to help accommodate family budgets during these challenging times.

Why is a theological foundation important for K-12 educators?

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WHY IS A THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATION IMPORTANT FOR K-12 EDUCATORS?

By Barry Gibson and Melissa Tucker, professors of teacher education at Boyce College

A strong foundation of core academic disciplines and educational pedagogy will make a successful teacher for any classroom. However, becoming an effective teacher who will provide a Christ-centered quality education for one’s students in public, Christian, and classical school requires a solid theological foundation.

In today’s diverse society, having a firm theological foundation enables an individual to bring not only confident and well-prepared teaching, but light into the classroom. Christian teachers in every school are critically important in contributing to students’ academic and spiritual formation. With 30 hours of biblical and theological studies and over 50 hours of professional education studies, the Boyce College Teacher Education Program is designed to equip future educators to be servant leaders with the range of knowledge necessary for the profession of teaching, skills for teaching in any classroom, and dispositions necessary to display a Christ-centered attitude and work ethic in their profession.

Exceptional leaders are portrayed as those with high standards, who keep their commitments, and exercise self-discipline. To build these traits, teacher candidates should be taught Christian values of honesty and fairness in addition to the importance of setting goals for daily life through theological studies. The educational foundation should be designed to ground the future educator in Christian values that are biblically-based and hold to a standard of behavior and guidelines which encourage students to exemplify these strong values.

The subtle teaching of humanism, socialism, and progressivism is dangerously persuasive to impressionable students. The theological foundation to build strong teachers is a must if there are to be students in the classroom that will be raised to be the “heritage of the Lord” according to God’s Word. With teacher dispositions stemming from personal integrity, the recognition of diversity as a fact of life, the belief in effective communication, and servant-leadership, the Boyce College Teacher Education Program seeks to prepare students for just that—meeting diverse populations with the truth of the gospel and addressing educational challenges with faithful excellence.

Boyce College teacher candidates are trained to be totally committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God, to the Great Commission as their mandate, and to service as their calling. The Boyce Teacher Education Program is founded on these theological studies and is committed to the principles of education which produce exemplary educators and see the furtherance of God’s kingdom through the K12 classroom.

 


 

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What is Boyce’s athletics program like?

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WHAT IS BOYCE’S ATHLETICS PROGRAM LIKE?

January 15, 2020

By Michael McCarty, coordinator of Bulldogs Athletics

We desire for Boyce Athletics to be used as a platform for ministry and the advancement of the Gospel. The work of ministry requires discipline, a strong work ethic, and commitment. We believe that athletics is a great way to develop those characteristics. Whether we are playing in a game, practicing hard, hanging out as a team at a coach’s house, or playing in front of our great home crowd, we desire our time together to be an opportunity to shape others and to be shaped into the image of Jesus Christ.

Boyce Athletics operates according to the following core values:

  • Possess zeal for God’s glory in all we do as leaders, coaches, and student-athletes.
  • Demonstrate excellence and integrity in all aspects of our lives and our programs.
  • We will strive to do the best we can at all times with the utmost integrity.
  • Developing, disciplining, and equipping servant-leaders who will serve the church and engage the culture with the Gospel.
  • Selflessly serve others through relationships and opportunities that the Lord provides.
  • See Christ’s name lifted high and glorified in all we do.

If these characteristics and core values ring true with you and you are serious about the advancement of the Gospel, possess athletic skills, enjoy the game, and are willing to work hard, then we invite you to consider joining Boyce Athletics.

What can you do with a Humanities degree?

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WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A HUMANITIES DEGREE?

By Tyler Flatt, Assistant Professor of Humanities

This is the question we are most frequently asked by students and their parents. It’s an understandable one, but we suggest a better question: “What can a Humanities degree do with me?” At Boyce, we are committed not only to education, but to transformation; in concert with the Holy Spirit, we seek to reform, renew, and fortify the character of our students in keeping with biblical truth. We are far more concerned with who they will be in their homes, churches, and communities than with what they will do for money.

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