Full Schedule of SCOPE Graduate Courses

The following list contains all graduate-level courses offered in an a-synchronous 7-week online format through SCOPE (School for Continuing, and Online Professional Education). Click here for a list of all Seminary classes and course format options. 

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: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023

Finding Your Leadership Style: A Guide for Educators
Jeffrey Glanz
Alexandria, VA
ASCD, 2002
ISBN: 9780871206923

The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters
Albert Mohler
Bloomington, MN
Bethany House, 2012
ISBN: 9780764210044

How to be a Team Player and Enjoy It
Matt Williams
Greenville, SC
Ambassador International, 2013
ISBN: 9781620202357

Crazy Busy
Kevin DeYoung
Wheaton, IL
Crossway, 2013
ISBN: 9781433533389

Biblical Leadership: Becoming a Different Kind of Leader
Ken Collier & Matt Williams
Greenville, SC
Ambassador International, 2004
ISBN: 1932307214

A Scent of Water: Bringing Life Back to the Christian School Movement
Edward Earwood & Phil Suiter
Greenville, SC
Ambassador International, 2012
ISBN: 9781620201558

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 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: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 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: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023

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

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: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 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 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: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023

Educational Research: Fundamental Principles and Methods – 8th Edition
McMillan, James H.
Pearson
ISBN: 0135770106
Note: 2022

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Prerequisite: Ed 690

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

ESS 610: Sport Leadership & Administration

3 credits

A foundation for administration and leadership skills necessary for sport.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022

Sport Leadership in the 21st Century – 2015 Edition
John F. Borland, Gregory M. Kane, and Laura J. Burton
Jones and Bartlett
ISBN: 13: 9781284034158

ESS 670: Foundations for Sport Coaching

3 credits

Provides a basis for sport coaching, including the development of coaching philosophies, pedagogical practices and an understanding of player psychology. Topics include communication, leadership, motivation, stress and team cohesion.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022

Don’t Waste Your Sports – 2011 Edition
MaHaney, CJ
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433525759

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles

2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022

The Technique of Orchestration – 6th Edition
Kent Kennan and Donald Grantham
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Prentice-Hall, 2002
ISBN: 0130407712
Note: You will need access to the following book during the second half of the course. Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie – Essential Elements for Strings, Book 1, Violin and Cello (Hal Leonard, 1994). ISBN: 0793543061

ME 614: Psychology of Music

3 credits

A comprehensive overview of human music behaviors from a psychological perspective. Psychoacoustics, music perception, affective and aesthetic responses to music, and the function of music in society are systematically investigated through research methodologies and literature.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022

The psychological foundations of musical behavior – 1997; 5th ed. Edition
Racody, R. E., & Boyle, J. D.
Springfield
Charles C. Thomas
ISBN: 9780398088040
Note: https://pascal-bju.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01PASCAL_BJU/avfm9t/alma991005848315605623

SCH 602: Church History

3 credits

History of the professing Christian Church from the Reformation to the present.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 3

The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day, Vol. 2 – Revised and Updated Edition
Justo L. Gonzalez
New York
HarperCollins, 2010
ISBN: 9780061855894

Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power
David Aikman
Washington, D.C.
Regnery, 2006
ISBN: 9781596980259

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: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022

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

SNT 681: New Testament Introduction

3 credits

The canon and text of the New Testament: composition, authorship, date and content of each book. The course gives special attention to the current Greek text controversy.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 4

An Introduction to the New Testament – 2nd Edition
Carson, D. A. and Douglas J. Moo
Grand Rapids
Zondervan, 2005
ISBN: 9780310238591

STh 635: Biblical Hermeneutics

3 credits

A study of the principles and practices essential to biblical interpretation with an emphasis on the conservative, grammatical-historical-contextual method, presupposing the inerrancy of Scripture. Special attention will also be given to the interpretation of the various genres of Scripture including poetry, narrative, epistolary and apocalyptic literature.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022

Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring Hermeneutical Triad – History, Literature, Theology – 2011 Edition
Kostenberger, Andreas J. and Richard D. Patterson
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel Academic and Professional
ISBN: 9780825430473

The Climax of Biblical Prophecy: A Guide to Interpreting Revelation – 2012 Edition
Hand, Brian
Greenville, SC
Bob Jones University Press
ISBN: 9781606823880

LOGOS Bronze or better

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: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022

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 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: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022

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.

Ed 615: Theories of Learning

3 credits

This course is an overview of theories related to teaching and learning. Major concepts of learning theories will be studied as well as motivational, developmental and classroom management theories. Students will be required to research analyze, and apply these theories.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 2023

Contemporary Theories of Learning – (2018) 2nd Edition
Knud Illeris
Routledge
ISBN: 9781138550490

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: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022

Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles – 2nd Edition
Steven M. Constantino
Thousand Oaks, CA
Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: 13: 9781071803714
Note: (2021)

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: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023

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

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC
American Psychological Association

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: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023

Educational Assessment of Students – (2019) 8th Edition
Brookhart, S. M. & Nitko, A. J.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134807072

Ed 680: Classroom Management

3 credits

A study of effective techniques for management and discipline in the classroom setting. Emphasis placed on current research and literature. Students develop and communicate a personal philosophy regarding classroom management that references physical surroundings, student motivation approaches, rules and procedures, and strategies for dealing with challenging behaviors and diverse needs.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 2023

Building Classroom Management: Methods and Models – 2019 Edition
Charles, C. M., & Cole, K. M.
New York
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134546438

ME 612: Principles & History of Music Education

3 credits

An introduction to the history of American school music education from the European antecedents through the present. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying philosophies of music and the historical justifications for music teaching.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022

Foundations of Music Education – 2nd Edition
Abeles, Harold; Charles Hoffer, and Robert Klotman
New York
Schirmer Books, 1994
ISBN: 9780028700113

Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education
Elliot, David J.
New York
Oxford University Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780195091717

Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art – 3rd Edition
Susanne K. Langer
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University Press, 1957
ISBN: 0674665031

Contemporary Music Education (Recommended) – 4th Edition (optional)
Mark, Michael and Madura, Patrice
New York
Schirmer Books, 1996
ISBN: 9781133956303

Foundations and Principles of Music Education (Recommended) – 2nd Edition (optional)
Leonhard, Charles and House, Robert
New York
McGraw-Hill, 1972

Music Education: Source Readings from Ancient Greece to Today (Recommended) – 2nd Edition (optional)
ed. Michael Mark
New York
Routledge, 2002
ISBN: 9780415936798

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: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 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 633: Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guilt.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

God Is More Than Enough – 2010 Edition
Jim Berg
Greenville
JourneyForth
ISBN: 9781606820575

Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006 Edition
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 978080245802

Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013 Edition
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978193690850

Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013 Edition
Street, John, ed
Eugene, OR
Harvest House
ISBN: 978073694926
Note: Required for men

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012 Edition
Street, John and Janie Street
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9780736964517
Note: Required for women

Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011 Edition
Viars, Steve
Eugene, OR
Harvest
ISBN: 9780736927390

Blame it on the Brain? – 1998 Edition
Welch, Edward
Phillipsburg, NJ
P&R
ISBN: 0875526020

SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling

3 credits

Methods of marriage and family counseling within the church setting. Premarital counseling.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Love that Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace – 2006 Edition
Ricucci, Gary and Betsy
Crossway
ISBN: 9781581347821

When Sinners Say, I Do – 2007 Edition
Harvey, Dave
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 9780976758266

The Complete Husband – 2017 Edition
Priolo, Lou
P&R Publishing
ISBN: 9781629951034

The Excellent Wife – 1999 Edition
Peace, Martha
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 9781885904089

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family – 2016 Edition
Paul Tripp
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433551932

SNT 620: Survey of the New Testament

2 credits

Basic background, content and synopsis of the New Testament. Identification of major critical attacks. Introduction to key methods of Bible study. For students with little or no undergraduate background in Bible.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022

The Lion and the Lamb: New Testament Essentials from The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown – 2012 Edition
Kostenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles
Note: Kindle edition would be fine for this course; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008J1KB8I/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

SOT 616: Exposition of the Old Testament Wisdom Books

3 credits

An expositional study of Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Difficult interpretive passages from each of these books and discussed. Preparation of expository sermon outlines from selected passages required.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 1

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs vol. 14, NAC – 2003 Edition
Garrett, Duane
B&H

The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job, & Ecclesiastes – 1985 Edition
Kidner, Derek
IVP

Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of – 2007 Edition
Talbert, Layton
BJ Press

STh 602: Systematic Theology

3 credits

The application of the principles of systematic theology to the doctrines of Christ, salvation, the Church and the end times; taught from a Baptistic and moderately dispensational perspective. Students prepare a doctrinal statement for each major systematic heading.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2

Christian Theology – 3rd ed., 2013 Edition
Erickson, Millard J.
Grand Rapids
Baker
ISBN: 9780801036439

LOGOS Bronze or better

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
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2

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
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2

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
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2

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

LOGOS Bronze or better

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.

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

How to Help People Change – 1986 Edition
Adams, Jay
Grand Rapids
Zondervan Publishing House
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

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

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

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC
American Psychological Association

Ed 659: R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in early childhood and elementary school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in Kindergarten through sixth 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 early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

Classroom strategies for interactive learning. – (2017) 4th Edition
Buehl, D.
Newark, DE
International Reading Association

Reading for information in elementary school: Content literacy strategies to build comprehension – 2007 Edition
Frey, N., & Fisher, D
Upper Saddle River
Pearson

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Educational Assessment of Students – (2019) 8th Edition
Brookhart, S. M. & Nitko, A. J.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134807072

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Subjects matter: Exceeding standards through powerful content-area reading – (2014) 2nd Edition
Daniels, H., & Zemelman, S.
Portsmouth, NH
Heinemann
ISBN: 9780325050836

Content matters: A disciplinary literacy approach to improving student learning – 2010 Edition
McConachie, S. M., & Petrosky, A. R.
San Francisco
Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470434116

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Educational Research: Fundamental Principles and Methods – 8th Edition
McMillan, James H.
Pearson
ISBN: 0135770106
Note: 2022

ESS 660: Research Methods in Sport

3 credits

An overview of research design, scientific methods and statistical analysis of data required for research in sport-related topics.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management – 2nd Edition
Andrew, Pedersen, and McEvoy
Champaign, IL
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492574910

SCH 601: Church History

3 credits

History of the professing Christian Church from the apostolic age through medieval times.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 3

Church History, vol. 1: From Christ to Pre-Reformation
Everett Ferguson
Grand Rapids
Zondervan, 2005
ISBN: 9780310205807

Confessions (any unabridged edition)
Augustine

SCM 631: Theories of Counseling

3 credits

A historical survey of the relationship of secular, integrationist, and biblical counseling models to the church. Examines the counseling theories of prominent Christian counselors and counseling organizations. Guides students towards the development of a distinctly biblical counseling model.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy – 10th, 2015 Edition
Corey, Gerald
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305263727

Psychology & Christianity Five Views – 2nd, 2010 Edition
Johnson, Eric
IVP Academic
ISBN: 9780830828487

Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives – 2014 Edition
Kellemen, Robert
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310516132

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 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 633: Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guilt.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

God Is More Than Enough – 2010 Edition
Jim Berg
Greenville
JourneyForth
ISBN: 9781606820575

Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006 Edition
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 978080245802

Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013 Edition
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978193690850

Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013 Edition
Street, John, ed
Eugene, OR
Harvest House
ISBN: 978073694926
Note: Required for men

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012 Edition
Street, John and Janie Street
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9780736964517
Note: Required for women

Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011 Edition
Viars, Steve
Eugene, OR
Harvest
ISBN: 9780736927390

Blame it on the Brain? – 1998 Edition
Welch, Edward
Phillipsburg, NJ
P&R
ISBN: 0875526020

SNT 619: Exposition of Revelation

3 credits

An exposition of the content of the Apocalypse. Reading in the best, standard commentaries. Preparation of expository sermons from each section of the book.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Revelation 1-7 An Exegetical Commentary – 1992 Edition
Thomas, Robert L.
Chicago
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492657

Revelation 8-22 An Exegetical Commentary – 1995 Edition
Thomas, Robert L.
Moody Press
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492673

SOT 620: Survey of the Old Testament

2 credits

Orientation of the student to the content and theological message of each book of the Old Testament. The focus is on the macroscopic perspective and the relevance of the Old Testament to the present. Includes discussion of key issues in scholarly debate and liberal-critical attacks. Emphasizes personal Bible study methods. For students with little or no undergraduate background in Bible.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Old Testament Today – 2nd ed. Edition
John H. Walton and Andrew E. Hill
Grand Rapids
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310498209