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Education Concentration

The education core at Providence Christian College is designed to equip students to teach from a distinctly Christian perspective in a manner that exalts the person and lordship of Jesus Christ. Throughout the program students will be given opportunities to observe and serve in local schools under the mentoring guidance of master Christian teachers. The goal is to prepare students to move on to a fifth year teaching credential program from which they can go on to teach in Christian, private, and state schools, church education programs, and home school settings. Students will be trained to teach in a biblically faithful, kingdom-advancing, and God-glorifying manner.

Any student wishing to be certified through the state of California should, upon graduation from Providence, enroll in a fifth year credential program at a college or university approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students completing Providence’s education concentration and capstone are eligible to apply for ACSI teaching certification, which enables them to teach in Christian schools in North America and all over the world.

Mission Statement

The Education concentration exists to prepare students to be excellent teachers who are inspired and equipped to teach in a God-glorifying manner in whatever setting they are called.

Concentration Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the education concentration will be able to:

  1. Evaluate current educational thought and practice in the light of a Christian and Reformed biblical perspective on education.
  2. Apply current brain-based research and educational practice in the development of lesson and unit plans that meet the needs of learners.
  3. Connect education theory to actual practice in the classroom.

Representative Classes Can Include

  • Foundations of Education
  • Lifespan Development or Educational Psychology
  • Field Experience – Internship
  • Exceptional Learners
  • Student Diversity
  • Children and Adolescent Literature
  • Home School Education
  • Teaching of Reading
  • Field Experience – Internship

 

 

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“My classes and professors really helped me develop a Christian perspective on teaching, something that transcends differences in cultures of classrooms and has given me a framework to try to adapt my teaching to Honduran students.”
Emily D.
Alumna - Class of 2014
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