Courses Starting June 7, 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 660: Foundations of Leadership

3 credits

Emphasizes basic administrative theory and research for the school leader, focusing on the current practices and examining trends in such areas as leadership skills, personnel development and decision making.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Biblical Leadership: Becoming a Different Kind of Leader
Ken Collier & Matt Williams
Ambassador International
ISBN: 1932307214

The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters
Albert Mohler
Bethany House
ISBN: 9780764210044

Finding Your Leadership Style: A Guide for Educators
Jeffrey Glanz
ASCD
ISBN: 9780871206923

How to be a Team Player and Enjoy It
Matt Williams
Ambassador International
ISBN: 9781620202357

Crazy Busy
Kevin DeYoung
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433533389

A Scent of Water: Bringing Life Back to the Christian School Movement
Edward Earwood & Phil Suite
Ambassador International
ISBN: 9781620201558

EAS 663: School Business Management

3 credits

Principles of business administration for schools, emphasizing sound plant, finance and management practices. A philosophy of school administration will be developed.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Management principles for Christian schools – 2008 Edition
Deuink, J. & Carruthers, B.
Greenville
Bob Jones University Press.
ISBN: 9781591668039

Nonprofit financial planning made easy – 2008 Edition
Blazek, J
Hoboken, NJ
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN: 9780471715276

EAS 670: Pupil Personnel Services

3 credits

A survey of guidance services and their application in both elementary and secondary educational settings. Practical guidance problems are considered.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

How to Help People Change
Adams, Jay
Grand Rapids
Zondervan Publishing House, 1986
ISBN: 031051181X

Charting the Course: Pupil Personnel Services in the Christian School – 2nd Edition
Deuink, Jim
Greenville, SC
BJU Press, 2003
ISBN: 1579249698

The Heart of Anger
Priolo, Lou
Amityville
Calvary Press, 1997
ISBN: 1879737280

The Age of Opportunity
Tripp, Paul
Phillipsburg
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2001
ISBN: 0875526055

EAS 676: Personnel Administration & Supervision

3 credits

An overview of the employment process, personnel policies and procedures, and laws and regulations affecting the employment and supervision of faculty/staff in private, non-profit schools.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Guiding faculty to excellence: Instructional supervision in the Christian school – 2nd ed., 2002 Edition
Brown, G.
Colorado Springs, CO
Purposeful Design Publications
ISBN: ASIN: B00RWTT1WK

Effective supervision: Supporting the art and science of teaching – 2011 Edition
Marzano, R. H, Frontier, T. & Livingston, D
Alexandria, VA
ACSD
ISBN: 9781416611554

What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most – 2011 Edition
Whitaker, T.
Florence, KY
Routledge
ISBN: 10: 1596671998

Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff. From Church Law and Tax
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Note: This is a pdf download that costs $14.95.

Understanding Labor Laws.
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Note: This is a pdf download that costs $14.95.

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: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 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

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

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: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

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

Ed 625: Family, School & Community Relationships

3 credits

This course will examine the changing structure and demographics of the family and implications for education. Current models and strategies for effective home, school and community partnerships will be reviewed with special emphasis on practical applications of these strategies in candidates’ own school settings. Course topics include theories of family systems, parenting, parent education, child abuse/neglect and bullying.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 6th Edition
American Psychological Association
Washington, D.C.
American Psychological Association, 2010
ISBN: 9781433805615
Note: Students will need to have access to this manual for reference as they write papers for this course.

Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles – 1st Edition
Steven M. Constantino
London
SAGE Publications
ISBN: 13: 978150630399

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: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

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

Ed 634: Providing Instruction for Exceptional Learning Needs

3 credits

This course focuses on developing the student’s understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to increase effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse learners through appropriate instructional, curricular and behavioral strategies.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Inclusion: Effective Practices for All Students – 2nd Edition
James M. McLeskey, Michael S. Rosenberg, David L. Westling
Pearson, 2013
ISBN: 9780132658201

Ed 638: Curriculum Development & Design

3 credits

This course is an overview of the history and theories of curriculum development and their application to K-12 schools. Designing and implementing effective curriculum and learning based on a school’s philosophy of education.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs – 10th Edition
Forrest W. Parkay, Eric J. Anctil, Glen J. Hass
Pearson
ISBN: 9780132852159

Steppingstones to Curriculum: A Biblical Path – 2nd Edition
Harro Van Brummelen
ISBN: 9781583310236

Ed 661: Assessment of Learning

3 credits

The appraisal of a student’s intellectual capacity and aspects of personality; the interpretation of educational data using descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal probability curve and graphs. Attention is also given to test construction and the development of a testing program.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Educational Assessment of Students – 7th ed., 2015 Edition
Brookhart and Nitko
Boston
Pearson
ISBN: 9780133436497

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: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Tech like a pirate: Using classroom technology to create an experience and make learning memorable – 2020 Edition
Miller, M.
Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
ISBN: 9781951600204

Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the needs of every student – 2nd Edition
Hamilton, B.
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 9781564847256
Note: 2018

Ed 678: R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Middle School and High School Teachers

3 credits

This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in middle and high school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in fifth through twelfth grade. Students will conceptualize disciplinary literacies in order to envision and research literacy pedagogies. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for middle school and high school teachers.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Subjects matter: Exceeding standards through powerful content-area reading – (2014) 2nd Edition
Daniels, H., & Zemelman, S.
Portsmouth, NH
Heinemann

Content matters: A disciplinary literacy approach to improving student learning – 2010 Edition
McConachie, S. M., & Petrosky, A. R.
San Francisco
Jossey-Bass

Ed 690: Research in Education

3 credits

This course introduces educational research, statistics, and testing; and is designed to familiarize the student with the terminology, basic concepts and tools necessary to critique and interpret published research.

  • Dates: June 7–July 24, 2021
  • Register by: June 4, 2021

Educational Research: Fundamentals of Education Research – 7th Edition
McMillan, J.H.
New York
Pearson
ISBN: 9780133579161