Courses Starting January 18, 2021

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

EAS 678: Organizational Leadership

3 credits

An exploration of organizational theory and its application in a school setting, emphasizing strategic planning, instructional leadership and public relations.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

The Leadership Challenge – 5th or 6th Edition
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
San Francisco
Jossey-Bass, 2012
ISBN: 9780470651728

Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards – 5th Edition
Reginald Leon Green
New York
Pearson, 2017
ISBN: 9780134088778
Note: 5th or 4th edition for summer 2020 session; 5th edition for spring 2021 session

Future-Focused Leadership
Gary Marx
Alexandria, VA
ASCD, 2006
ISBN: 9781416602194

Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results
Douglas B. Reeves
Alexandria, VA
ASCD, 2009
ISBN: 9781416608080

EAS 695: Educational Leadership Action Research Project

3 credits

Supervised experience under an experienced school administrator. The student is expected to demonstrate the implementation of leadership skills (tied to coursework taken in this program) to an approved project in a K-12 educational setting. A Leadership Portfolio will also be submitted. This is the capstone course and should be the last course taken.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Prerequisite: Ed 690
  • Additional Course Information: Students are expected to use APA formatting as detailed in Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2nd printing).

Balanced leadership for powerful learning: Tools for achieving success in your school – 2015 Edition
Bryan Goodwin & Greg Cameron with Heather Hein
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416620884

School Leadership that Works
Robert Marzano, Timothy Waters, Brian McNulty
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416602279

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 6th Edition
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433805615
Note: (2nd printing of 6th edition)

Ed 605: History & Philosophy of Education

3 credits

Beginnings of the American system of education, survey of theories of education; factors and forces changing American education philosophies of learning applied to contemporary educational problems. This course is designed to equip and motivate educators and administrators to understand, critically appraise and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education in developing their educational theory and practice.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

Education in a Free Society – 8th Edition
Rippa, S. Alexander
New York
Longman
ISBN: 10: 0801316367

Ed 632: Best Practices in Instructional Strategies

3 credits

Effective teaching involves using a variety of instructional strategies, designed with specific learners in mind. This course explores the development and practical application of numerous strategies. Students will be introduced to the Five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This class is mostly project based.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

Learning & teaching: Research-based methods. – 6th ed 2012 Edition
Kauchak, D., & Eggen, P.
Boston
Pearson
ISBN: 9780132179348

Ed 667: Technology in Education

3 credits

This course is a practical examination of current technology applications and their integration in education. The hands-on learning environment provides the professional educator with the tools needed to enhance skills in technology and apply these skills in a variety of settings.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

Ditch that textbook: Free your teaching and revolutionize your classroom. – 2015 Edition
Miller, M.
San Diego, CA
Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
ISBN: 9780986155406
Note: http://www.amazon.com/Ditch-That-Textbook-Revolutionize-Classroom/dp/0986155403

Ed 691: Readings in Education

3 credits

Independent study through the use of readings with special emphasis on selected areas from the field of education. This course can be substituted for other courses at the discretion of the program coordinator.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 6th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433805615

Ed 695: Action Research Project

3 credits

Supervised experience in an area of fieldwork under the direction of faculty; including papers, unit work samples, recorded lessons–uploaded and critiqued–all tied to coursework taken previously in the MEd Program. This the capstone course and should be the last course taken. Students must be teaching in a traditional K-12 classroom during the semester this course is taken.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Prerequisite: Ed 690

Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Reseacher – 5th Edition
Geoffrey Mills
Pearson
ISBN: 9780132887762

ESS 670: Foundations for Sport Coaching

3 credits

Provides a basis for sport coaching, including the development of coaching philosophies, pedagogical practices and an understanding of player psychology. Topics include communication, leadership, motivation, stress and team cohesion.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

Don’t Waste Your Sports – 2011 Edition
MaHaney, CJ
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433525759

ESS 690: Internship

3 credits

Supervised work in a position related to coaching or sport administration. To be eligible, students must have completed all the core courses. Students must complete a total of 150 clock hours.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles

2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

The Technique of Orchestration – 6th Edition
Kent Kennan and Donald Grantham
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Prentice-Hall, 2002
ISBN: 0130407712
Note: You will need access to the following book during the second half of the course. Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie – Essential Elements for Strings, Book 1, Violin and Cello (Hal Leonard, 1994). ISBN: 0793543061

ME 614: Psychology of Music

3 credits

A comprehensive overview of human music behaviors from a psychological perspective. Psychoacoustics, music perception, affective and aesthetic responses to music, and the function of music in society are systematically investigated through research methodologies and literature.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

The psychological foundations of musical behavior – 1997; 5th ed. Edition
Racody, R. E., & Boyle, J. D.
Springfield
Charles C. Thomas
ISBN: 9780398088040

SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling

3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310518167

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005 Edition
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418500054

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016 Edition
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781942572671

SCM 635: Advanced Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation established by Counseling Issues. Seeks to prepare students to minister to those struggling with addictions, immorality, suicide, trauma, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Divine Intervention – 2011 Edition
Mark E. Shaw
Bemidji, Minnesota
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 9781885904638
Note: 113 pages

Trusting God – 2008 Edition
Jerry Bridges
Colorado Springs
NavPress
ISBN: 9781600063053
Note: You are fully responsible for obtaining the correct edition of this book. Previous versions have different page numberings that will affect assignment completion. 232 pages

When Homosexuality Hits Home – 2015 Edition
Joe Dallas
Eugene, Oregon
Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736962056
Note: 217 pages

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recovering Hope – 2013 Edition
Jeremy Lelek
Phillipsburg, NJ
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596384217
Note: 56 pages; 2015 Kindle version is also acceptable.

Cutting: A Healing Response – 2012 Edition
Jeremy Lelek
Phillipsburg, NJ
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596384200
Note: 32 pages

Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse – 2003 Edition
Diane Mandt Langberg
Eugene, Oregon
Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781591605195
Note: 299 pages

Pocket Guide to Crisis Intervention – 2009 Edition
Albert R. Roberts and Kenneth R. Yeager
NewYork
Oxford Press
ISBN: 9780195382907

Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life
Brian S. Borgman
www.crossway.org
ISBN: 9781433503634

Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective
Alex Konja
ISBN: 9780872271432

The Truth about PTSD – 2017 Edition
Chad Robichaux and Jeremy Stainecker
ISBN: 9780986319303

SCM 709: Pastoral Ministry Internship

3 credits

An 8- to 12-week internship designed to help the student integrate and apply his seminary education in a local-church setting. Includes mentorship by an experienced pastor, on-site directed experiences, and readings and reflections in the theory and practice of pastoral ministry.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

SNT 622: Methods of Greek Exegesis

3 credits

Rapid review of Greek fundamentals, followed by translation of a variety of New Testament texts. Readings and exercises in standard methods of Greek exegesis, culminating in the writing of two exegesis papers. Students with marginal mastery of Greek fundamentals should consider first taking SNT 621 Foundations for Greek Exegesis.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

Interpreting the New Testament Text – 2006 Edition
Darrell L. Bock and Buist M. Fanning, eds.
Crossway

An Exegetical Summary of Titus and Philemon – 2008 Edition
Greenlee, J. Harold
SIL International

The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament – 2009 Edition
Danker, Frederick W.
University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226136158
Note: Serious students might consider instead the unabridged version: Bauer, Danker, Arndt, and Gingrich. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (BDAG). Editions after 2000

A Greek New Testament, print or electronic
Note: NA28/UBS5 preferred, but any recent Nestle-Aland (NA) or United Bible Societies (UBS) edition will work fine.

SNT 681: New Testament Introduction

3 credits

The canon and text of the New Testament: composition, authorship, date and content of each book. The course gives special attention to the current Greek text controversy.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

An Introduction to the New Testament – 2nd Edition
Carson, D. A. and Douglas J. Moo
Grand Rapids
Zondervan, 2005
ISBN: 9780310238591

STh 601: Systematic Theology

3 credits

A study of the nature, necessity, methods and materials of theology; and the application of the principles of systematic theology to the scriptural revelation about God, man and sin, following a biblical dispensational hermeneutic. Preparation of an ordination doctrinal statement for ministry students; theological reading summaries for others. Students from a Baptist heritage will be expected to clearly articulate Baptist theological distinctives and church polity. Each student’s doctrinal statement/theological summaries will be prepared so as to reflect a biblical dispensational hermeneutic.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021

Christian Theology – 3rd Edition
Millard Erickson
Grand Rapids
Baker
ISBN: 9780801036439

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