Bachelors in Elementary Education – Coaching (Non-Certified)

Overview

The Elementary Education-Noncertified Coaching program at Arizona Christian University trains you in the art and science of teaching and coaching children. Three key attributes of the program prepare you for a successful career in education. First, the program emphasizes the integration of education principles across the teaching profession. You will learn that teaching is not compartmentalized but it is a rich combination of research-based theories and hands-on practical experience. Second, the program emphasizes practicality. Through the lens of extensive experience, ACU faculty provide you with timely and valuable glimpses into today’s athletics and youth. The final and most valuable attribute is the emphasis on mentoring. Because of the intentional small class sizes at ACU, you will be able to develop strong mentoring relationships with your instructors. This mentoring begins in the classroom and continues beyond graduation.

Why Elementary Education – Coaching (Non-Certified) at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous, biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Elementary Education program offers several unique advantages:

  • Elementary Education-Noncertified Coaching coursework is often integrated with athletic teams right on campus.
  • ACU’s education graduates are in great demand locally and abroad.
  • Faculty in the department have an average of 20 years of experience in the field, meaning you are taught by leaders in education who have extensive experience.
  • Small class sizes create a safe, comfortable setting to practice your teaching and hone your skills.
  • God’s Word and His Truths are foundational in all coursework at ACU.

What will I study?

The Elementary Education-Noncertified Coaching program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies. CORE courses reclaim a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

  • Kinesiology
  • Athletic coaching
  • Educational psychology
  • Curriculum and instruction methods for grades kindergarten through grade 8
  • Human development
  • Research based methods teaching Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science, and, Social Studies
  • Special education methods for children
  • Children’s literature
  • Classroom management
  • Methods for teaching English language learners

 

Career Paths

Graduates who meet the requirements of the Elementary Education-Noncertified Coaching program are prepared to

  • Prepared to write engaging age appropriate curriculum for various organizations.
  • Obtain master’s degrees in leadership, curriculum and instruction, administration, special education, or in their content area.
  • Work with children in various church, parachurch, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Coach athletic teams

     

    Shelly Roden School of Education

    Arizona Christian University
    Building 2000
    1 W. Firestorm Way
    Glendale, AZ 85306

      Phone:
    (602) 489-5300

      Email:
    [email protected]

    Academic Major Courses

    Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of science courses.

    CourseCourse NameCredits
    HIS 212US and Arizona Government3
    EDU 300Tests and Measurements3
    EED 302Intro to Health and Fitness1
    EDU 312Human Development3
    EED 313Language Arts in the Elementary School3
    EED 314Science & Social Studies in the Elementary School3
    EDU 314Introduction to the Exceptional Child3
    EDU 315Educational Psychology3
    EED 315Reading and Decoding3
    EED 316Reading Comprehension3
    EDU 317Curriculum and Instruction3
    EDU 415Classroom Management (Taken semester prior to student teaching)3
    EED 417Mathematics in the Elementary School3
    EDU 430Children's Literature3
    SEI 490Structured English Immersion Methods3
    EED 410Directed Student Teaching9
    EED 490Elementary Education Capstone3
    Coaching Emphasis (9 credits)
    BIO 476Kinesiology3
    PHE 301Coaching Fundamentals3
    Coaching Electives - Sports Participation (3 credits)
    PHE ___Sports Participation1
    PHE ___Sports Participation1
    PHE ___Sports Participation1

    Checksheets

    At Arizona Christian, we structure our programs to effectively prepare students to transform culture in their workplace. Our checksheets are annual guides that support students along the path toward graduation.

    Campus (Certified)

    Faculty

    Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:

    Linnea Lyding, Ed.D.

    Associate Professor
    Assistant Dean & Head of the Shelly Roden School of Education

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    Amy Nichols, M.A.

    Instructor
    Shelly Roden School of Education

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    Nanci Smith, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Department of Science and Mathematics

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