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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
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 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
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 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

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 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
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 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 621: Ethics & Sport

3 credits

The ethical and moral issues in sport. Topics include the recruitment of student athletes, performance enhancing drugs, sportsmanship and youth sports participation, among others.

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

Ethics in Sport – 3rd Edition
William J. Morgan (editor)
Champaign, IL
Human Kinetics

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
  • Next offered: May 8–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

ME 615: Pedagogy Seminar

3 credits

This course covers the pedagogical sequencing of technique and literature and the development of diagnostic skills and techniques for correcting common performance errors in studio and rehearsal settings. Applications are tailored to the student’s teaching area of interest (instrumental, choral).

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

Instrumental Score Reading Program Workbook – 1979 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Froseth, J.O.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579995799
Note: For students primarily interested in instrumental ensembles (workbook and CD required)

Instrumental Score Reading Program CD – 1979 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Froseth, J.O.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579996277
Note: For students primarily interested in instrumental ensembles (workbook and CD required)

Choral Score Reading Program Workbook – 1985 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Fargo, M.H.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579995805
Note: For students primarily interested in choral ensembles (workbook and CD required)

Choral Score Reading Program CD – 1985 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Fargo, M.H.
Chicago
GIA Publications
Note: For students primarily interested in choral ensembles (workbook and CD required)

ME 695: Graduate Seminar in Music Education

3 credits

An exploration of contemporary topics and challenges in music education with an emphasis on engaging issues from a biblical worldview. Action research projects, group discussion, and presentations provide opportunities to link research to students’ current teaching situations and professional development needs. This is the capstone course and should be the last course taken. It includes the comprehensive exam.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 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: May 8–June 24, 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 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. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • 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: 368 pages 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
Note: 240 pages

Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life – 2009 Edition
Brian S. Borgman
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433503634
Note: 212 pages

Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective
Alex Konja
ISBN: 9780872271432

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

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.

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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