2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education Major w/a Conc in Christian Education and Missions (B.S.E.)

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This program is designed to give students a broad, multidisciplinary approach to Christian education within the context of a local church or mission field. The program provides students with both the academic rigor and the practical experience necessary to successfully minister to children and youth. In addition, students will develop an awareness of how to engage families as partners in the spiritual development of children. Students pursuing this degree will be certified to teach students in grades K-6 and will be prepared for any aspect of Christian education including missions outreach, and Children’s and Youth Ministries.

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 31 Credits

  • Natural & Computational Sciences (12 total) (three courses):

One from BIOL 105 (4) , BIOL 107 (4) , BIOL 110 (4) , or BIOL 111 (4)  

One from IDSC 201 (4)  or GEOG 150 (4)  

One from PHYS 100 (4)  or PHYS 150 (4)  

  • Social Sciences: GEOG 101 (4)  
  • Mathematics (12 total): 

MATH 110 (4)  and MATH 210 (4) , PLUS one from MATH 150 (4)  or MATH 240 (4)  

Elementary Education Major with a Christian Education & Missions Concentration: 77 Credits

*Up to five courses may be taken prior to admission to TEP. Each of these is noted with an asterisk.

Total Required Credits: 130

GPA NOTE: A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.
GEN ED NOTE: The Gen Ed portion of this program is under review and subject to change.

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