COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND GOALS
ED-080 READING COMPREHENSION (2)
Provides for word identification, vocabulary building, phrase reading, obtaining exact meaning from the printed page, and comprehension of central thought. Course will enable participant to expand vocabulary, obtain literal and interpretive meaning from what is read.
ED-081 WRITING COMPOSITION (2)
Provides the opportunities to develop, extend, and define skills of oral and written composition through practice and evaluation. Course will enable participant to apply analytical thinking skills to reading materials, select and classify information and ideas according to a purpose.
ED-082 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PART I (2)
This course is designed for people who have a desire to learn the unique language of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will be able to follow and, acquire basic skills in order to sign simple words, phrases, and sentences. The course will include teacher and student participation.
ED-083 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PART II (2) (PREREQUISITE: B-082 OR EQUIVALENT)
This course will provide practical concepts, methodology and developmental techniques of communication. Students will be able to use basic skills and, will learn more complex phrases and sentences. The course will include teacher and student participation.
ED-084 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PART III (2) (PREREQUISITE: B-083 OR EQUIVALENT)
This course will continue in the instruction of communicating with deaf and hearing impaired, through the medium of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will incorporate the use of body language, facial expression, visual memory, receptive (reading the signs as well as giving signs) and expressive skill development. The course will include teacher and student participation.
ED-085 SIGN LANGUAGE PART IV (2) (PREREQUISITE: “A” GRADE IN ALL THREE SIGN LANGUAGE COURSES OR PASSAGE OF A TEACHER DEVELOPED EXAMINATION)
Course is designed to present English words and their American Sign Language (ASL) equivalents as well as ASL idioms and colloquialisms prevalent in informal conversations. Fundamentals of interpreting/transliteration are covered. Course is designed to provide students a study of Sign Language with emphasis on ASL
ED-086 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH (2)
This course is designed to introduce participants to the grammatical structures and vocabulary of the Spanish Language. Course will increase the student’s ability to comprehend and utilize Spanish in a conversation.
ED-130 CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY (2)
This course examines the biblical perspective of marriage as related to present day society. The student will understand the biblical principles that God has set forth in His Word concerning marriage and the family.
ED-132 CHRISTIAN PARENTING (2)
This course explores the biblical principle for parenting, focusing upon the relationships of parents’ goals, characteristics, and personal qualities for children’s behavior. Students will be encouraged to use God’s plan effectively to teach children to submit to authority.
ED-135 FOUNDATION OF MINISTRY (2)
This course will focus on the foundational elements around which a Christian educational program is built. Class participants will develop a working knowledge of the fundamental ingredients of a good teaching church.
ED-180 GOD, YOU, AND YOUR MONEY PART I (2)
This class will provide a network of financial planning and budgeting that is both biblical and relevant. The course will give students the tools necessary to create and manage a budget, discover their talents and become better stewards of God‘s resources in a most productive manner.
ED-181 GOD, YOU, AND YOUR MONEY PART II (2) (PREREQUISITE: GOD, YOU, AND YOUR MONEY PART I)
Provides student with skills necessary to manage 21st century domestic, financial and spiritual challenges. Course includes spiritual background information pertaining to God’s plan for proper handling of one’s resources. Student will learn how to maintain and manage a budget in today’s socio-economic environment.
ED-290 TEACHING METHODS (2)
This course will explore teaching principles and strategies which influence the learning process. Course will enable students to identify and implement strategies that provide a teaching environmentconducive to learning.
ED-293 DEVELOPING INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE AIDS AND MEDIA (2)
This course is designed to provide current-day practical resources for concepts/demonstrations of instructional aids, including media, to enhance methodology and developmental techniques to strengthen overall communication skills. The student will develop skills necessary to properly use instructional aids and media to effectively communicate and present information.
ED-295 CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (2)
An exploration of selected psychosocial and cognitive developmental theories from birth to teen years emphasizing learning environment in home and church ministries. Course will give the student basic awareness and knowledge of childhood education and its implication in the educational process
EED-320 CHRISTIAN GROWTH AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT (2)
This course is designed to assist church leaders in developing a personal “self” discipline philosophy according to the Word of God. It is designed to help expand the students’ understanding of personality development with emphasis on physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth.
ED-413 WOMEN’S MINISTRY IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (2)
This course is designed to offer students case studies of women of the Bible, religious women of the world of yesterday, and women of the world today through the use of biblical and biographical materials. Students will explore spiritual gifts, opportunities for service, and the professionalization of women in the marketplace, mainstream and ministry from an ecclesiastical perspective.
ED-415 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (2) (PREREQUISITE: B-135)
This course is an introduction to the biblical, historical and current practice of the management of Christian education. Students will develop skills in planning, organizing, staffing and evaluation.
ED-416 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (2) (PREREQUISITE: B-290)
This course is designed to explore methods of planning and evaluation in a classroom setting. Students will demonstrate effective lesson preparation, instructional techniques and evaluation of student achievement.
ED-417 SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP (2)
This course is designed to assist church leaders in understanding their role as leader in the church and that it is a call influenced by God. From this study students will realize that the call to lead is designed with the character of Christ demonstrating functional competencies as to influence God’s people to God’s agenda.
ED-428 FAMILY MINISTRIES IN THE CHURCH (2)
This course explores the biblical basis of the family. It examines relationships and specific needs of the ideal family and the fractured family. Participants will learn methods and techniques to meet these family needs.
ED-429 RECEIVING THE EX-OFFENDER AFTER INCARCERATION (2)
This course will provide insight into the challenges of the ex-offender, the family members and the community so that participants have the tools necessary to make their congregation a welcoming environment for ex-offenders and their families.
EDBIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS RECOMMENDED PRIOR TO OR CONCURRENTLY
EDBE-101 INTRODUCTION TO EVANGELISM (2)
This course is designed to introduce the individual believer to the basic biblical principles of Evangelism as set forth in scripture. It will elevate participant to an appreciative level of discipleship, to a point of personal Christian commitment and develop a base of an ongoing learning experience.
EDBE-102 PREPARATION FOR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING (2)
This course is designed for the exploration, comprehension, and memorization of the seed-plot scriptures. It will aid the participant in developing a model to present effective and systematic approach in Christian witnessing.
EDBE-103 ON-THE-JOB TRAINING (2)
This course is designed to cover the Gospel Plan in conversational form and the administrative process within the overall Evangelism Movement. It will develop the participant’s skills in the areas of witnessing, with particular emphasis on communication, and will also heighten the participant’s awareness of administrative procedures.
EDBE-104 EVANGELISM PRACTICUM (2)
This course is designed to develop a working basis for perfecting the art of witnessing. Focus is upon “skill building.” The course will prepare participants for the practical application of previously studied materials in Evangelism.
EDBE-105 RESPONDING TO FALSE DOCTRINES (2)
An exploration of some of the current misconceptions and teachings of false doctrines. The course will prepare the Believer to recognize the characteristics of cultist groups and to confidently use and manage the Word in responding to these teachings.
EDBE-106 METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF EVANGELISM (2)
An exploration and analysis of the methods and techniques for witnessing, which are applicable in ministering to the spiritual, psychological and temporal needs within the local congregation of the church. Participants will be effective and knowledgeable in meeting people where they are and identifying their needs.
EDBE-107 AN APPROACH TO EVANGELISM THROUGH COUNSELING TECHNIQUES (2)
An exploration and analysis in the area of counseling methods and techniques as they relate to the Gospel Plan and Christian Counseling. Participants will develop a strategy for individual and family counseling.
EDBE-108 GROUP COUNSELING (2)
This course is designed to utilize group counseling for self-awareness and development of interpersonal skills. The student will understand how self-awareness is effected and will become an effective group facilitator.
BT-092 BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS (2)
An introduction to the basic doctrine and tenets of Christianity. The course will elevate the participants understanding of basic Bible doctrine.
BT-093 SURVEY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE PART I (2)
This course will cover the basic Christian doctrines concerning the Bible, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, angels and Satan. The student will acquire a foundation of truth as the Bible reveals it to us about God and His Word.
BT-094 SURVEY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE PART II (2)
This final class will look at the doctrine of man, sin, salvation, the church, the second coming of Christ, and the resurrection. The students will be equipped with the truth of God’s Word that they might be thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
BT-095 BIBLICAL MODELS FOR PRAYER (2)
This course is designed to explore biblical models for prayer through an examination of the following areas:
When and why prayer is needed, to whom prayer is directed and how to pray with confidence. The course will encourage the Believer to become involved in developing a personal and meaningful prayer life.
BT-096 PRAYER SEMINAR (2)
An investigation and analysis of group prayer in the contemporary Christian church. The student will acquire a sound foundation in comprehending and managing group prayer.
BT-126 GENERAL BIBLE STUDY (NO CREDIT)
Designed to provide the biblical concept of faith, stewardship and commitment. The course will lead the individual Believer to the level of maturity in Christiangrowth.
BT-150 HERMENEUTICS (2)
A study of the fundamental principle for a sound interpretation of the Bible, including general rules for all Scriptures and special rules for poetic, parabolic, prophetic and typological portions. It will give the participant the knowledge of teaching the Bible by properly applying the science and art of interpretation as applied in the Scripture.
BT-157 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY PART I (2)
An overview of Genesis through Esther, emphasizing persons, events, and themes with a discussion of theological issues and application for living. The student will become familiar with the content of each book and have a greater appreciation for the Old Testament.
BT-158 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY PART II (2)
An overview of Job through Malachi emphasizing persons, events, and themes, with a discussion of theological issues and application for living. The student will become familiar with each book and have a greater appreciation of the Old Testament.
BT-160 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY PART I (2)
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the first half of the New Testament which includes the books of Matthew through II Thessalonians. It is intended to acquaint the student with the theme and general content of each book.
BT-161 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY PART II (2)
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the second half of the New Testament which includes the books of I Timothy through Revelation. The student will become acquainted with the theme and the general content of each book.
BT-170 BOOK OF REVELATION (2)
This course is designed to emphasize the revelation of God and His plan. The students will become aware of the unfolding of the second coming of Jesus Christ and the end of Satan.
BT-190 CHRIST IN THE TABERNACLE (2)
Designed to set forth the glories of Christ as foreshadowed in the Hebrew Tabernacle. The participant will understand God’s redemptive plan revealed hundreds of years before the birth of Christ.
BT-200 A SHORT LIFE OF CHRIST (2)
An historical study of the life, mission and teaching of Christ on the basis of the harmony of the Gospels. Course will familiarize each student with the historical life and ministry of Christ.
BT-210 BOOK OF GENESIS (2)
A study of beginnings: (1) the beginning of creation, (2) the beginning of mankind, (3) the beginning of sin in the world, (4) the beginning of God’s redemptive plan for mankind, and (5) the beginning of the nation of Israel. The course will expose students to these beginnings and provide a basic understanding of how the book is the foundation of all the major doctrines contained in scripture.
BT-220 GOSPEL OF JOHN (2)
The Gospel of John is a study of Jesus Christ as the Eternal Word, having become flesh, moving among men, glorifying the Father and giving Himself as a ransom in order that men may be redeemed to God. Students will be introduced to the fact that salvation comes through Jesus Christ.
BT-230 BOOK OF ACTS (2)
A study of the analytical development of the early church, including the advent of the Holy Spirit, the initiation of the church and the universal spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The course will familiarize participants with the many dimensions of early church history providing directions for the present.
BT-240 DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (2)
The person and work of the Holy Spirit from Pentecost to the Rapture. Participant will understand the works of the Holy Spirit in relation to the Church and His ministry in the Believer.
BT-250 BOOK OF ROMANS (2)
A study of Paul’s epistle to the Romans, focusing on justification, sanctification and union with Christ in His death and resurrection. The course will acquaint students with the fundamental principle of Christian faith, the foundation upon which salvation rests and the systematic unfolding of doctrinal truths.
BT-260 BOOK OF EPHESIANS (2)
An exposition of the book with emphasis on the Church and Believer as seated in heavenly places. The course will enable students to understand the position in grace, walk and service of the believer in the true Church.
BT-270 BOOK OF JAMES (2)
An exposition of the book with emphasis on the doctrinal relationship of faith and works. Students will understand the testing and reality of faith.
BT-300 GOD’S PLAN OF THE AGES (2)
An introduction of God’s dispensational plan of the ages, setting forth a comprehensive view of His dealings with man from creation to re-creation. The course will acquaint the student with the seven dispensations of God’s Plan of The Ages.
A study of the nature and importance of preaching in addition to, the principles of sermon development and construction. The course will enable the student to select and interpret the text, formulate the sermon objective, improve sermon style and deliver the sermon.
BT-450 INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (2)
An introduction to the nature, method and rationale of Christian theology. The course will give the student a grasp of the great doctrines of the Christian faith.