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Courses Starting January 13, 2023

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: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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 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. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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

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. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • 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. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 2023

Education in a Free Society – 8th Edition
Rippa, S. Alexander
New York
Longman
ISBN: 10: 0801316367
Note: This book may be accessed online at https://archive.org/details/educationinfrees0000ripp/page/n13/mode/2up. There are a limited number of online checkouts available.

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. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Including Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers – 8th Edition
Friend and Bursuck
New York, 2019
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134801674

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. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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 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. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–Aug. 12, 2023

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433832161
Note: 2019

Ed 693: Field Experience Capstone

3 credits

In this course participants demonstrate their professional responsibilities by applying learning and development theories and demonstrating developmentally appropriate practices by writing lessons plans, creating assessments and providing feedback to students in the K-12 environment. Participants will submit recordings of lessons to receive individualized feedback on their planning and teaching strategies.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

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. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Prerequisite: Ed 690

Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Reseacher – 6th Edition
Geoffrey Mills
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134523057

ESS 620: Legal Issues in Sport

3 credits

Legal issues connected to the administration of sport organizations and sport facilities. Topics includes constitutional law, contract law, risk management and tort law.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Sports Law: Cases and Materials – 2nd; 2007 Edition
Michael J. Cozzillio, Mark S. Levinstein, Michael R. Dimino, Sr. and Gabe Feldman
Durham
Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 9781594602917

ESS 650: Sport Facility & Event Management

3 credits

The development and management of sport facilities and venues. Topics include crowd control, customer satisfaction, ticket sales, risk management and special event planning.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Managing Sport Facilities – 4th Edition
Fried, G. and Kastel, M.
Human Kinetics, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492589570

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. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

SCM 601: Church Leadership & Administration

3 credits

A study of the biblical foundation for the leadership and administration of the local church. Also includes comprehensive instruction in church finances, organizational structure, meetings, legal and ethical issues, and facilities development.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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

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. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023

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 675: Theology of Missions & Evangelism

3 credits

An examination and systemization of the teaching of Scripture on the subject of world evangelism. Includes a comparison and contrast of the biblical model with contextualized theologies such as Minjung theology, Black theology, Hispanic theology and African theology.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Paradigms in Conflict
Hesselgrave, David
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel, 2006
ISBN: 9780825427701

Evangelism in a Skeptical World
Chan, Sam
Zondervan, 2018
ISBN: 9780310534716

MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium
Stetzer, Ed and David Hesselgrave, editors
Nashville
B&H Publishers, 2010
ISBN: 9780805445374

What is the Mission of the Church?
Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert
Wheaton, IL
Crossway, 2011
ISBN: 9781433526909

SNT 621: Foundations for Greek Exegesis

3 credits

Extensive review of Greek fundamentals, with translation of a variety of New Testament passages. Introduction to exegetical thinking, with readings and exegesis projects. Semi-remedial in nature, especially suited for students who feel moderately lacking in readiness for Methods of Greek exegesis.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Biblical Greek Exegesis – 1998 Edition
George H. Guthrie and J. Scott Duvall
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310212461

A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek (optional) – 1996 Edition (optional)
William D. Mounce
Zondervan
ISBN: 0310205824
Note: This book provides help with the translation assignments in the early portion of the course

United Bible Societies Greek New Testament – 5th Edition
Note: Its counterpart, NA28, has the same text, varying only in some details of capitalization and punctuation, and therefore will work very well.

Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament
Danker
Note: Gingrich’s Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament is also an option.

SOT 681: Old Testament Introduction

3 credits

Canon and text of the Old Testament; composition, authorship, date and content of each book. Emphasis on refutation of critical views.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament – 2011 Edition
Eugene H. Merrill, Mark F. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti
Nashville
B & H Publsihing Group
ISBN: 9780805440317

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. Students prepare a doctrinal statement for each major systematic heading.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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

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STh 750: New Testament Theology

3 credits

Explores the New Testament’s theological core, content, and leading motifs from a biblical theological perspective. Lectures include the nature of New Testament theology, the kingdom of God, and the new covenant. Projects are designed to familiarize the student with key tools of biblical theology.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

The Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament: Updated Language & Study Edition by Layton Talbert – 2019 custom Edition
T. D. Bernard, edited by Layton Talbert
Note: This required Updated Language & Study Edition is available only through the BJU textbook store (bju.textbooktech.com or phone: (864) 770-1355 or email: [email protected]).

New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Alexander, Rosner, Carson, & Goldworthy, eds.
IVP, 2000
Note: Students aren’t necessarily required to own this text, though it’s recommended; but they must have regular access to a copy for required assignments.