Professional Education Courses

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 201: Theories of Teaching & Learning

3 credits

Provides an overview of the theories and principles from psychology related to education. Specifically, the course addresses motivation, learning, development, instruction, culture, and classroom management.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021

Educational psychology: Theory and practice – 11th Edition
Slavin, R.E.
Boston
Allyn and Bacon
ISBN: 9780133436525

Ed 275: Biblical Worldview Formation in Education

3 credits

This course is designed to meet the needs of Christian teachers who desire to improve their skills in biblical worldview formation. The course will begin by distinguishing a secular approach to education from a Christian approach. It will then flesh out the details of a Christian approach. The course then presents a method for planning and writing instruction from a Christian perspective. The course concludes by providing students with a tool for evaluating various educational materials from Christian publishers.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021

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

Ed 321: Child Growth & Development

3 credits

The physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual growth of the child from infancy to adolescence. Emphasis on the development of the child in relation to the school.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022

Childhood: Voyages in Development – (2011) 4th Edition
Rathus, S. A.
New York
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780495904335

What the Bible says about parenting: Gods plan for rearing your child – 2000 Edition
MacArthur, J. F.
Nashville
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780849937750

Ed 322: Adolescent Growth & Development

3 credits

The physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth of the child from preadolescence to maturity. Emphasis on the development of the adolescent in relation to the school.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022

Adolescence – 15th Edition
Santrock, J. W.
New York
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780078035487
Note: The 13th or 14th edition may also be used successfully (2010).ISBN13: 978-0073370675; ISBN13: 9780078117169

Ed 383: Educational Assessment

3 credits

An introductory course in the principles of constructing standardized and teacher-made tests, test scoring and interpretation, grading-reporting practices, and an overview of commonly used statistical terms.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Additional Course Information: No textbook is required for this class.

No textbook is required for this class.

Ed 305: Foundations in Reading for Early Childhood & Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction including oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. It also includes the historical progression of reading and writing instruction, and the role of professional learning, leadership, and judgment for teachers. This course is aligned with SC literacy competencies, ILA, CAEP, InTASC and ADEPT performance standards. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers.

  • Dates: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021
  • Next offered: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022
  • Prerequisite: En 102

Best practices in literacy instruction – 6th ed (2018) Edition
Gambrell, L. B., & Morrow, L. M. (Eds)
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/bju/detail.action?docID=5527546

Lenses on reading: An introduction to theories and models – 2nd (2012) Edition
Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M.
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1507777&site=ehost-live&authtype=sso&custid=s8415227

APA Manual – 6th Edition (optional)
Note: This is supplemental, not required.

The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing – 2005 Edition (optional)
Harris, T. L, & Hodges, R. E. (Eds.)
Newark, DE
International Reading Association
Note: This is supplemental, not required.

Ed 306: Foundations in Reading for Middle School & High School Teachers

3 credits

This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction including oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. It also includes the historical progression of reading and writing instruction, and the role of professional learning, leadership, and judgment for teachers. This course is aligned with SC literacy competencies, ILA, CAEP, InTASC and ADEPT performance standards. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Requirement (Instructional) Endorsement in South Carolina for middle school and high school teachers.

  • Dates: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021
  • Next offered: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022
  • Prerequisite: En 102

Best practices in literacy instruction – 6th ed (2018) Edition
Gambrell, L. B., & Morrow, L. M. (Eds)
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/bju/detail.action?docID=5527546

Lenses on reading: An introduction to theories and models – 2nd (2012) Edition
Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M.
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1507777&site=ehost-live&authtype=sso&custid=s8415227

APA Manual – 6th Edition (optional)
Note: This is supplemental, not required.

The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing – 2005 Edition (optional)
Harris, T. L, & Hodges, R. E. (Eds.)
Newark, DE
International Reading Association
Note: This is supplemental, not required.

Ed 380: Instructional Methods & Strategies

3 credits

This course is designed to help teachers put instructional theory into practice through the study and application of teaching strategies and techniques that are applicable to the K-12 classroom.

  • Dates: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021
  • Next offered: Mar. 7–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Additional Course Information: In addition to your textbook, you will need a Subscription to GoReact.

Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001 Edition
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416613626

Subscription to GoReact

Ed 383: Educational Assessment

3 credits

An introductory course in the principles of constructing standardized and teacher-made tests, test scoring and interpretation, grading-reporting practices, and an overview of commonly used statistical terms.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Additional Course Information: No textbook is required for this class.

No textbook is required for this class.

Ed 201: Theories of Teaching & Learning

3 credits

Provides an overview of the theories and principles from psychology related to education. Specifically, the course addresses motivation, learning, development, instruction, culture, and classroom management.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022

Educational psychology: Theory and practice – 11th Edition
Slavin, R.E.
Boston
Allyn and Bacon
ISBN: 9780133436525

Ed 275: Biblical Worldview Formation in Education

3 credits

This course is designed to meet the needs of Christian teachers who desire to improve their skills in biblical worldview formation. The course will begin by distinguishing a secular approach to education from a Christian approach. It will then flesh out the details of a Christian approach. The course then presents a method for planning and writing instruction from a Christian perspective. The course concludes by providing students with a tool for evaluating various educational materials from Christian publishers.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Note: Special introductory price $675 for the course. For more information, see https://scope.bju.edu/courses/ed275

Biblical Worldview Student Text
BJU Press
Note: Either the KJV or ESV version is acceptable.

Ed 493: 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. 17–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Register by: Jan. 14, 2022
  • Additional Course Information: Subscription to GoReact

Subscription to GoReact

Ed 380: Instructional Methods & Strategies

3 credits

This course is designed to help teachers put instructional theory into practice through the study and application of teaching strategies and techniques that are applicable to the K-12 classroom.

  • Dates: Mar. 7–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Register by: Mar. 4, 2022
  • Next offered: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022
  • Additional Course Information: In addition to your textbook, you will need a Subscription to GoReact.

Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001 Edition
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416613626

Subscription to GoReact

Ed 201: Theories of Teaching & Learning

3 credits

Provides an overview of the theories and principles from psychology related to education. Specifically, the course addresses motivation, learning, development, instruction, culture, and classroom management.

  • Dates: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Register by: May 6, 2022

Educational psychology: Theory and practice – 11th Edition
Slavin, R.E.
Boston
Allyn and Bacon
ISBN: 9780133436525

Ed 275: Biblical Worldview Formation in Education

3 credits

This course is designed to meet the needs of Christian teachers who desire to improve their skills in biblical worldview formation. The course will begin by distinguishing a secular approach to education from a Christian approach. It will then flesh out the details of a Christian approach. The course then presents a method for planning and writing instruction from a Christian perspective. The course concludes by providing students with a tool for evaluating various educational materials from Christian publishers.

  • Dates: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Register by: May 6, 2022

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

Ed 321: Child Growth & Development

3 credits

The physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual growth of the child from infancy to adolescence. Emphasis on the development of the child in relation to the school.

  • Dates: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Register by: May 6, 2022

Childhood: Voyages in Development – (2011) 4th Edition
Rathus, S. A.
New York
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780495904335

What the Bible says about parenting: Gods plan for rearing your child – 2000 Edition
MacArthur, J. F.
Nashville
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780849937750

Ed 322: Adolescent Growth & Development

3 credits

The physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth of the child from preadolescence to maturity. Emphasis on the development of the adolescent in relation to the school.

  • Dates: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Register by: May 6, 2022

Adolescence – 15th Edition
Santrock, J. W.
New York
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780078035487
Note: The 13th or 14th edition may also be used successfully (2010).ISBN13: 978-0073370675; ISBN13: 9780078117169

Ed 383: Educational Assessment

3 credits

An introductory course in the principles of constructing standardized and teacher-made tests, test scoring and interpretation, grading-reporting practices, and an overview of commonly used statistical terms.

  • Dates: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Register by: May 6, 2022
  • Additional Course Information: No textbook is required for this class.

No textbook is required for this class.

Ed 305: Foundations in Reading for Early Childhood & Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction including oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. It also includes the historical progression of reading and writing instruction, and the role of professional learning, leadership, and judgment for teachers. This course is aligned with SC literacy competencies, ILA, CAEP, InTASC and ADEPT performance standards. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers.

  • Dates: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022
  • Register by: June 24, 2022
  • Prerequisite: En 102

Best practices in literacy instruction – 6th ed (2018) Edition
Gambrell, L. B., & Morrow, L. M. (Eds)
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/bju/detail.action?docID=5527546

Lenses on reading: An introduction to theories and models – 2nd (2012) Edition
Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M.
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1507777&site=ehost-live&authtype=sso&custid=s8415227

APA Manual – 6th Edition (optional)
Note: This is supplemental, not required.

The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing – 2005 Edition (optional)
Harris, T. L, & Hodges, R. E. (Eds.)
Newark, DE
International Reading Association
Note: This is supplemental, not required.

Ed 306: Foundations in Reading for Middle School & High School Teachers

3 credits

This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction including oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. It also includes the historical progression of reading and writing instruction, and the role of professional learning, leadership, and judgment for teachers. This course is aligned with SC literacy competencies, ILA, CAEP, InTASC and ADEPT performance standards. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Requirement (Instructional) Endorsement in South Carolina for middle school and high school teachers.

  • Dates: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022
  • Register by: June 24, 2022
  • Prerequisite: En 102

Best practices in literacy instruction – 6th ed (2018) Edition
Gambrell, L. B., & Morrow, L. M. (Eds)
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/bju/detail.action?docID=5527546

Lenses on reading: An introduction to theories and models – 2nd (2012) Edition
Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M.
New York
Guilford
Note: Ebook Library: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1507777&site=ehost-live&authtype=sso&custid=s8415227

APA Manual – 6th Edition (optional)
Note: This is supplemental, not required.

The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing – 2005 Edition (optional)
Harris, T. L, & Hodges, R. E. (Eds.)
Newark, DE
International Reading Association
Note: This is supplemental, not required.

Ed 380: Instructional Methods & Strategies

3 credits

This course is designed to help teachers put instructional theory into practice through the study and application of teaching strategies and techniques that are applicable to the K-12 classroom.

  • Dates: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022
  • Register by: June 24, 2022
  • Additional Course Information: In addition to your textbook, you will need a Subscription to GoReact.

Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001 Edition
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416613626

Subscription to GoReact