BS in Education

As part of its mission to prepare Christian teachers, Lincoln Christian University offers teacher education programs to prepare Christian educators to serve diverse learners in diverse cultures, believing that God has charged us with this responsibility and privilege. It is our goal to produce Christian educators who are life-long learners becoming master teachers - following the example of the Master Teacher, Jesus Christ. For further information contact Dr. Karen Estep, Director of Professional Education or Barbara Messner, TECP Coordinator.

Through a joint arrangement with three nearby colleges and universities, LCU offers the opportunity for students to receive a strong foundation in Bible and theology and general education from a Christian worldview, in addition to professional education courses and teacher certification in many areas.

BS in Bible (LCU); BS (Education Field) & Teacher Certification (GC)

This program results in a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible from LCU and a Bachelor of Science degree and teacher certification in a field of education from Greenville. At Greenville, the choices of majors/degrees include: early childhood, English language arts, math, science, history, Spanish, special education, and music. This program typically takes 5 years to complete (3 at LCU and 2 at the Greenville campus) but may vary depending on the major selected.

BI 111 Introduction to Bible 3
BI 270 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
HI 242 Acts 3
NT 204 Introduction to Jesus & The Gospels 3
NT 333 Pauline Epistles 3
OT 105 Pentateuch 3
OT 232 Hebrew History & Literature I 3
OT 302 Hebrew History & Literature II 3
TH 160 Basic Christian Beliefs 3
TH 416 Systematic Theology 3
ID 101 An Introduction to World Views 3
ID 201 Ancient Civilizations 3
ID 202 From Early Church to the Medieval World 3
ID 301 The Emerging Modern World 3
ID 302 The Modern & Postmodern World 3
HI 141 American History 3
HI 280 History of American Christianity & the Stone-Campbell Movement 3
LA 111 Introduction to Written Composition1 3
LA 113 Introduction to Speech1 3
LA 210 Advanced Composition 3
MA 161 Mathematical Reasoning I2 3
MA 208 Mathematical Reasoning II (Not Secondary Ed.) 3
PE 191 Physical Fitness 1
SC 155 Biology & Society 3
SC 258 Physical Science Lecture and Lab 4
SS 164 Introduction to Sociology 3
SS 223 World Human Geography (Not Secondary Ed.) 3
SS 263 Citizens & Government 3
  1. External proficiency exams may be accepted for these courses (LCU requirements may differ from Greenville)
  2. Prerequisite: MA 099 Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra with a C or better, a score of 18 or higher on the ACT test or a passing grade on LCU’s Mathematics Placement Test.
ED 141 Introduction to Educational Practice (70 hours field experience) 3
ED 147 Health, Safety, and Nutrition (Not Secondary Ed.) 3
ED 221 Cultural Awareness in the Classroom (40 hours field experience) 3
ED 222 Adolescent Development 3
ED 223 Children’s Literature (Not Secondary Ed.) 3
ED 237 Survey of the Exceptional Child (30 hrs Field Experience) 3
ED 448 Colloquy (each fall semester until graduation) 0
ED 450 Christian Educator Symposium (each spring semester until graduation) 0

100 credit hours
140 hours field experience


AA in Education (LCU); BS in Elementary Education & Teacher Certification (GC)

This program results in an Associate of Arts degree in education from LCU and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Greenville. This program typically takes 4 years to complete (2.5 with LCU and 1.5 with Greenville) and is offered entirely on the LCU campus.

BI 111 Introduction to Bible 3
BI 270 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
NT 204 Introduction to Jesus & The Gospels 3
TH 160 Basic Christian Beliefs 3
ID 101 An Introduction to World Views 3
ID 201 Ancient Civilizations 3
HI 141 American History 3
HI 280 History of American Christianity & the Stone-Campbell Movement 3
LA 111 Introduction to Written Composition 3
LA 113 Introduction to Speech 3
LA 210 Advanced Composition 3
MA 161 Mathematical Reasoning I1 3
MA 208 Mathematical Reasoning II 3
SC 155 Biology & Society 3
SC 258 Physical Science Lecture and Lab 4
SS 164 Introduction to Sociology 3
SS 223 World Human Geography 3
SS 263 Citizens & Government 3
  1. Prerequisite: MA 099 Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra with a C or better, a score of 18 or higher on the ACT test or a passing grade on LCU’s Mathematics Placement Test.
ED 141 Introduction to Educational Practice (70 hours field experience) 3
ED 147 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ED 221 Cultural Awareness in the Classroom (40 hours field experience) 3
ED 222 Adolescent Development 3
ED 223 Children’s Literature 3
ED 237 Survey of the Exceptional Child (30 hrs Field Experience) 3
ED 448 Colloquy (each fall semester until graduation) 0
ED 450 Christian Educator Symposium (each spring semester until graduation) 0

73 credit hours
140 hours field experience

This program results in an Associate of Arts degree in Education from LCU and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from GC. This program typically takes 4 years to complete (2.5 with LCU and 1.5 with GC at GC tuition rates) and is offered entirely on the LCU campus.

Please review the UTEP Greenville Student Life Policy in the handbook.

BS in Bible (LCU); BS (Education Field) & Teacher Certification (UIS)

This program results in a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible from LCU and a Bachelor of Science degree and teacher certification from UIS. At UIS, students may choose to major in psychology and minor in elementary education or major in social sciences, English, math, or science and minor in secondary education. This program typically takes 5 years to complete (3 at LCU and 2 at the UIS campus) but may vary depending on the major selected.

BI 111 Introduction to Bible 3
BI 270 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
HI 242 Acts 3
NT 204 Introduction to Jesus & The Gospels 3
NT 333 Pauline Epistles 3
OT 105 Pentateuch 3
OT 232 Hebrew History & Literature I 3
OT 302 Hebrew History & Literature II 3
TH 160 Basic Christian Beliefs 3
TH 416 Systematic Theology 3
ID 101 An Introduction to World Views 3
ID 201 Ancient Civilizations 3
ID 202 From Early Church to the Medieval World 3
ID 301 The Emerging Modern World 3
ID 302 The Modern & Postmodern World 3
HI 280 History of American Christianity & the Stone-Campbell Movement 3
LA 111 Introduction to Written Composition1 3
LA 113 Introduction to Speech1 3
LA 210 Advanced Composition 3
MA 161 Mathematical Reasoning I: Numbers & Operations2 3 3
MA 295 Statistics 3
PE 191 Physical Fitness ½, ½
SC 258 Physical Science Lecture and Lab 4
SS 171 Principles of Psychology1 3
SS 260 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
Choose one of the following:
HI 141 American History1 3
SC 263 Citizens & Government1 3
Choose one of the following:
SC 155 Biology and Society1 3
SC 251 Microbiology (Lecture Only) 3
  1. External proficiency exams may be accepted for these courses (LCU requirements may differ from UIS)
  2. Pending approval
  3. Prerequisite: MA 099 Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra with a C or better, a score of 18 or higher on the ACT test or a passing grade on LCU’s Mathematics Placement Test.
ED 222 Adolescent Development 3
ED 237 Survey of the Exceptional Child (30 hrs Field Experience) 3
ED 238 Child Growth & Development (Elem. Majors Only) [15 hrs Field Experience] 3
ED 343 Educational Psychology [10 hrs Field Experience] 3
ED 344 Faith, Schools, & Society 3
ED 448 Colloquy (each fall semester until graduation) 0
ED 450 Christian Educator Symposium (each spring semester until graduation) 0
Choose one of the following: (Elementary Ed. only)
ED 249 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3
PS 230 Skills of the Helping Professional 3
PS 235 Marriage and Family 3

89-94 credit hours
40 hours field experience