Programs: Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education – Emphasis in Business - Arizona Christian University

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education – Emphasis in Business

Overview

The Secondary Education – Business program at ACU trains you in the art and science of teaching Business while providing critical coursework to deepen knowledge and understanding of the field of education. Three key attributes of the program will 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 is a rich combination of research-based theories and hands-on practical experience. Second, the program emphasizes practicality. Through the lens of extensive experience, faculty provide you with timely and valuable glimpses into today’s classrooms. The final and most valuable attribute of the program is the emphasis on mentoring. Because of the small size of the university, you will be able to develop a strong mentoring relationship with their instructors. This mentoring begins in the classroom, continues through student teaching, and beyond.

Why Secondary Education – Business at ACU?

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

  • ACU’s College of Education graduates are in great demand locally and abroad.
  • ACU is one of 24 universities in the United States and the only one in Arizona that is certified by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
  • ACU’s Secondary Education program is approved by the Arizona Department of Education.
  • 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 classroom experience.
  • Small class sizes create an intimate, safe setting to practice your teaching and hone your skills.
  • God’s Word and His Truths are foundational in all coursework at ACU.
  • All graduates in the certified program also graduate with a full ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) endorsement, which provides opportunities to teach internationally.

Beginning your first year, our phenomenal faculty and staff commit to do our part while you do yours, providing you with personalized, on-on-one support, and benefits unique to ACU. Click HERE for a detailed layout of your expectations and benefits as an education major. Just think of it as All As- ACU benefits, ADE approved, and ACSI certified.

What will I study?

The Secondary Education – Business program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

  • Educational psychology
  • Curriculum and instruction methods for teaching Business in 6th grade through High School
  • Human development
  • Research informed secondary education teaching methods
  • Special education methods
  • Classroom management
  • Methods for teaching English language learners
  • In-depth study of Business (30 credit hours)

 

Career Paths

Graduates who meet the requirements of the Secondary Education – Business program are prepared to:

  • Teach Business grades 6-12 at a charter, private, or public school in their content area.
  • Teach Business in Christian schools in the United States and all over the world because of the ACSI certification earned through ACU’s program.
  • Obtain master’s degrees in leadership, curriculum and instruction, administration, special education, or in Business.
  • Work with youth in various church, parachurch, and nonprofit organizations.

    Secondary Education – Business


    Overview


    Career Paths


    Courses


    Field Emphasis


    Checksheets

    Shelly Roden School of Education

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

      Phone:
    (602) 489-5300

      Email:
    [email protected]

    Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosure Statement

    In compliance with U.S. Federal Regulations (34 CFR § 668.50 and 34 CFR § 668.43) and as a participating member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Arizona Christian University provides the following disclosures concerning its Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education program.

    The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education may lead to Educator Certification in Arizona. All students who satisfactorily complete the Secondary Education certificate program at Arizona Christian University, will receive an Institutional Recommendation (IR) from the university. A program “audit” will be conducted upon completion of the last program requirement to ensure 3.0 GPA in required program coursework (including transfer coursework), a 2.5 GPA overall, tuition/fees paid in full, and materials checked out from library have been returned. The IR will be uploaded to the Arizona Department of Education. It is good for one year and cannot be reissued. The IR saves you time and money when you are applying for your teaching certificate. An informative chart on the benefits of completing the Education Program at ACU can be found at https://www.arizonachristian.edu/education-program-benefits/. Information on Educator Certification in Arizona can be found at the Arizona Department of Education website (https://www.azed.gov/educator-certification).

    Additionally, certificated graduates receive an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) teaching certificate that qualifies them to teach in Christian schools in the 180 U.S. and around the world. For information on how to apply for ACSI certification, please visit their website (https://www.acsi.org/accreditation-certification/certification-for-teachers/certification).

    States vary in their certification requirements. At present, ACU has not determined if its Elementary Education program can lead to certification in other states. Students are encouraged to contact the certifying agency within the state they wish to work as an educator to determine the certification requirements of that state.

    These disclosures do not guarantee that any jurisdiction will approve an application for certification, and ACU shall not be held liable for an unsuccessful professional certification application.

    Updated 7/01/2021

    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
    EDU 314Introduction to the Exceptional Child3
    EDU 315Educational Psychology3
    EDU 317Curriculum and Instruction3
    EDU 415Classroom Management (Taken semester prior to student teaching)3
    SEI 490Structured English Immersion Methods3
    SED 410Directed Student Teaching9
    SED 490Secondary Education Capstone3
    Choose OneEDU 312 Human Development ~OR~ PSY 314 Adolescent Psychology3
    Coaching Emphasis (9 credits)
    BIO 476Kinesiology3
    PHE 301Coaching Fundamentals3
    Coaching Electives - Sports Participation (3 credits)
    PHE ___Sports Participation1
    PHE ___Sports Participation1
    PHE ___Sports Participation1

    Program Field Emphasis

    In the Secondary Education major, we want our students to develop a passion for education. Certain subjects within the education industry resonate with different types of educators, and this is why we offer a strong variety of fields to choose from. If you have any questions about a specific emphasis, please do not be afraid to each out to your EMS.

    Secondary Education – Business with Coaching

    Overview

    The Secondary Education – Business with Coaching program at ACU trains you in the art and science of coaching athletics and teaching Business while providing critical coursework to deepen knowledge and understanding of the field of education. Three key attributes of the program will 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 is a rich combination of research-based theories and hands-on practical experience. Second, the program emphasizes practicality. Through the lens of extensive experience, faculty provide you with timely and valuable glimpses into today’s classrooms. The final and most valuable attribute of the program is the emphasis on mentoring. Because of the small size of the university, you will be able to develop a strong mentoring relationship with their instructors. This mentoring begins in the classroom, continues through student teaching, and beyond.

    Why Secondary Education – Business with Coaching at ACU?

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

    • ACU’s College of Education graduates are in great demand locally and abroad.
    • ACU is one of 24 universities in the United States and the only one in Arizona that is certified by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
    • ACU’s Secondary Education program is approved by the Arizona Department of Education.
    • 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 classroom experience.
    • Small class sizes create an intimate, safe setting to practice your teaching and hone your skills.
    • God’s Word and His Truths are foundational in all coursework at ACU.
    • All graduates in the certified program also graduate with a full ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) endorsement, which provides opportunities to teach internationally.

    What will I study?

    The Secondary Education – Business with Coaching program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

    • Educational psychology
    • Kinesiology
    • Athletic coaching
    • Curriculum and instruction methods for teaching Business in 6th grade through High School
    • Human development
    • Research informed secondary education teaching methods
    • Special education methods
    • Classroom management
    • Methods for teaching English language learners
    • In-depth study of Business (30 credit hours)

    Career Paths

    Graduates who meet the requirements of the Secondary Education – Business with Coaching program are prepared to:

    • teach Business grades 6-12 at a charter, private, or public school in their content area.
    • coach some athletic teams.
    • teach Business in Christian schools in the United States and all over the world because of the ACSI certification earned through ACU’s program.
    • obtain master’s degrees in leadership, curriculum and instruction, administration, special education, or in Business.
    • work with youth in various church, parachurch, and nonprofit organizations.