Courses Starting May 10, 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.

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: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

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

ME 503: Early Childhood Music Education

3 credits

A survey of child development theories and the music acquisition process, birth to age nine. The influence of environment, play and movement on music acquisition will be studied through the examination of recent research, developmentally appropriate curricula, field observations and laboratory experiences.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

Music Play A major curriculum for early childhood music!
Wendy Valerio
GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1579990274

A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children: 2013 Edition
Edwin Gordon
GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579999667

ME 511: World Music

3 credits

Designed specifically for the practicing music educator, the course will provide a broad overview of musical traditions, styles, instruments and cultures from people around the world with the goal of informing curriculum design.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

Teaching Music Globally – 2004 Edition
Campbell, Patricia Shehan
New York
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195137804

ME 611: Music Curriculum

3 credits

Processes and approaches to music curricula, including planning, scope and sequence; writing behavioral objectives and instructional outcomes; and evaluation techniques. Also covers integrating learning theories and a scriptural philosophy with music content and methodology.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

Course Design: A Guide to Curriculum Development for Teachers – 7th Edition
Posner, G. J., & Rudnitsky, A. N.
New York, NY
Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN: 0205457665

ME 691: Testing & Research in Music Education

3 credits

An introduction to the relevant areas of music education testing and research, including music aptitude testing, music achievement testing, and the standard education research methodologies as applied to the field of music education.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Additional Course Information: Students will need a statistical calculator and access to Statistical Package for Social Sciences 24 Standard (SPSS). Distance students in the Greenville area may access SPSS 24 in FA 11. You may also download and rent SPSS 24 for six months at

Inquiry in music education: Concepts and methods for the beginning researcher
Froehlich, H. and Frierson-Campbell, S.
New York
Routledge, 2013
ISBN: 9780415896405

SCM 630: Counseling Children & Adolescents

3 credits

Presents the biblical counseling principles and procedures for helping elementary and secondary school-age children. Case study examples encourage application of course content.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God
Ware, Bruce A.
ISBN: 9781433506017

Child Proof: Parenting by Faith Not Formula
Lowe, Julie.
ISBN: 9781948130158

Play in Family Therapy – 2nd Edition
Gil, Eliana
ISBN: 9781462526451

The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children
Priolo, Lou.
ISBN: 9781930133730

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
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 633: Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guilt.

  • Dates: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

God Is More Than Enough – 2010 Edition
Jim Berg
ISBN: 9781606820575

Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006 Edition
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
ISBN: 978080245802

Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013 Edition
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978193690850

Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013 Edition
Street, John, ed
Eugene, OR
Harvest Hous
ISBN: 978073694926
Note: Required for men

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012 Edition
Street, John and Janie Street
ISBN: 9780736964517
Note: Required for women

Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011 Edition
Viars, Steve
Eugene, OR
ISBN: 9780736927390

Blame it on the Brain? – 1998 Edition
Welch, Edward
Phillipsburg, NJ
ISBN: 0875526020

SCM 640: Biblical Counseling Practicum I

3 credits

Practical application of the biblical counseling principles and practices covered in the biblical counseling curriculum. Emphasizes how to develop rapport, collect data, assess problems, develop a ministry plan, facilitate biblical change, give hope, and assign homework based on case studies. Reinforces a biblical code of ethics in counseling. Supervised counseling required.

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change – 2002 Edition
Tripp, Paul David
Phillipsburg, NJ

A Homework Manual for Biblical Living, Volume 1 – 1979 Edition
Mack, Wayne
Phillipsburg, NJ
P & R

You must also purchase two audio workshop files listed in the course.

SCM 695: Biblical Counseling Practicum II

3 credits

Further develops the knowledge and skills necessary to biblically counsel others. Assesses the student’s knowledge and skills in three key areas: observation, experience, and organization. Students will enroll in this capstone course in their final semester of the MA Biblical Counseling program.

  • Dates: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Prerequisite: SCM 640

Ready to Restore: The Laymans Guide to Christian Counseling – 1981 Edition
Jay E. Adams
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 0875520707

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: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

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STh 613: Christian Apologetics

3 credits

Explores biblical philosophies and methodologies for the defense of the Christian faith. Addresses evidences for the existence of God, the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection, and the reliability of the Bible’s testimony. Examines the relation between faith and reason, the problem of evil, and worldview issues.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

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