COLLEGE OF

EDUCATION and HUMAN SERVICES

Beard, Beschta, Bowden, Davis, Essary, Froman, Gale, Hall, Johnson, Lamborn, Mayhew, Odell, Ogle, Simpson, Terrell (Dean), Turner

 

The College of Education and Human Services at John Brown University consists of the departments of Counseling, Education, Family and Human Services, Kinesiology, Nursing, and Psychology.

The vision of the College of Education and Human Services is to equip servant leaders in the pursuit of scientific understanding and service in the helping fields to obey the great commandments of loving God and loving people.

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

(SYMBOL: ED)

Turner (department head)

 

Mission


The Education Department offers experiences and courses designed to provide professional preparation for students who plan to teach in public or private (including Christian and international) schools. The Department is committed to developing competent teachers who are ready DAY 1 to teach the world, wisely teaching all learners God calls them to shepherd. The programs of the Department are approved by the Arkansas State Department of Education and are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the foremost accrediting agency for teacher education in the United States http://caepnet.org, (202) 223-0077. Successful completion of an Education Program at John Brown University prepares candidates for a standard license in the state of Arkansas. Candidates who plan to teach in states other than Arkansas should transfer the Arkansas licensure and meet any specific licensure requirements of the states where they expect to teach. The majority of states have reciprocity with Arkansas, which means licensure officials in these states will automatically grant licensure to individuals transferring their standard Arkansas license.

The university's Education Programs are significantly enhanced through an active partnership of shared decision making with the Siloam Springs School District and the community. The Professional Development School partnership provides for the simultaneous support and renewal of both teacher preparation and the P-12 programs of the school district. Beginning the freshman year, candidates actively participate in local preschools and in the P-12 classrooms of the school district, where they provide valuable assistance to preschool and P-12 programs while focusing on all students' learning, and experience embedded field experiences where JBU education classes are taught at the local schools. Simultaneously, experienced teachers in the schools serve as clinical faculty providing important practical experiences and instruction for the candidates.

The Education Department, in keeping with the overall goals of the university, expects graduates to demonstrate the following broad learner outcomes:

  1. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency with content knowledge in their licensure area by performing well on national licensure exams.
  2. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency with content knowledge by performing well on project-based assessments.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate ability to plan and implement appropriate teaching and learning experiences by performing well on project-based assessments.
  4. Candidates will demonstrate pedagogical and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions applied effectively in practice during field experiences and internship.
  5. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of their effect on individuals and corporate learning in their classrooms (field experiences and internship).

NOTE: John Brown University candidates wishing to take professional education and major field courses off campus or through correspondence must obtain, in advance, written permission from the department head and the Registrar's Office.

 

Progression Within the Education Program

Candidates for a teaching license are expected to carefully plan their academic programs beginning in their freshman year and to have their plan approved by an education advisor. Candidates are required to pass through three transition points and interviews before being admitted into their internship semester. The following sequence and policies are applicable to all levels and fields of licensure:

1.   Transition 1. Admission to courses requiring Transition 1 and successful field experience. Specific requirements include the following:

a.   Meet minimum JBU requirements for ACT/SAT scores: ACT=20, SAT=950.

b.   Complete required background check.

c.   Permission to release personal information to be used in appropriate situations to school personnel.

d.   Designated requirements in Taskstream (specific requirement information is available in the JBU Education Department office).

e.   Evidence of dispositional growth using Teacher Candidate Dispositional Rubric.

f.    Post interview-recommendation to progress in program.

g.   Praxis I (CORE) scores which meet the state minimum requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics. Information and test administration schedules are available on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) web site www.ets.org. Costs are the responsibility of the candidate. Candidates whose scores do not meet the JBU Praxis I minimums must submit an approved Professional Development Plan to improve these basic skills, or may meet the JBU cut-off scores by retaking the appropriate Praxis I test(s), as determined by the Department faculty.

2.   Transition 2. Admission to courses requiring Transition 2 and field experiences. Specific requirements for admission include the following:

a.   Completion of the required English, math, and speech courses as appropriate, with a grade of 'C/2.0' or better in each.

b.   Designated requirements in Taskstream (specific requirement information is available in the JBU Education Department office).

c.   Evidence of dispositional growth using Teacher Candidate Dispositional Rubric.

e.   Post interview-recommendation to progress in program.

3.   Formal admission:

a.   A 2.7 cumulative grade point average.

b.   Passed AR Core Score or completed Professional Development Plan with state cut off.

c.   Successfully completed interviews for Transitions 1 and 2.

d.   Approved by Education Department and PDS Advisory Committee.

4.   Continuation in the program. Candidates must maintain the 2.7 grade-point standard throughout the program and demonstrate commitment to professional growth. A candidate failing to maintain these requirements will be placed on departmental probation and must meet the conditions of a Professional Development Plan specified by the Department, or admission will be rescinded.

5.   Transition 3. Admission to Internship. Internship is normally taken during the senior year. Prior to registration for Internship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

a.   Submission of a formal application (and corresponding paperwork) by the specified date during the semester prior to Internship. (Application forms and dates for submission are sent via the Education Office.)

b.   Completion of specified prerequisites (see course descriptions for Internships).

c.   Completion of a minimum of 70% of required Teaching Field courses.

d.   A 2.7 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

e.   A 2.5 or higher cumulative grade-point average in Teaching Field courses, with a minimum grade of 'C/2.0' in each.

f.    A 2.5 or higher cumulative grade-point average in all Professional Education courses completed, with a minimum grade of 'C/2.0' in each.

g.   Completion of CPR/First Aid certification (age appropriate) before beginning Internship.

h.  Designated requirements in Taskstream (specific requirement information is available in the JBU Education Department office).

i.   Evidence of dispositional growth using Teacher Candidate Dispositional Rubric.

j.    Successfully completed interview for Transition 3.

k.    Approved by Education Department and PDS Advisory Committee.

l.    Praxis II Series - (Documentation of passing the Praxis II Content Knowledge and having registered for Praxis II Pedagogy prior to Internship. Music Education candidates are required to provide documentation of passing the Praxis II Content Knowledge during Internship.) All candidates are required to take the Educational Testing Service Praxis II Series consisting of professional and teaching field tests related to each area in which the candidates are seeking to be licensed. The examination is required for licensure and a report of scores must be sent to the Education Department and the Arkansas State Department of Education. The "Detailed Information" portion of the Praxis II is kept on file for the purpose of analysis of candidates' needs. Costs are the responsibility of the candidate.

Due to the nature of the Internship (a full-time responsibility) candidates are not to be concurrently enrolled for other course work (including correspondence or online courses). Athletes, choir members, etc., are not permitted to schedule internship during a semester of participation in a sport or other activity which would interfere with this capstone professional experience, unless arranged with the head of the Department of Education. Other responsibilities (work, leadership, and required involvement) may not exceed 10 hours weekly and may not conflict with school responsibilities.

Candidates must successfully complete all Transition Point interviews and be formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program before they can enroll in the Internship and Seminar courses.

6.   Transition 4: Graduation requirement.

a.   Satisfaction of all graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) or Bachelor of Music Education (B.Mus.Ed.) programs.

b.   Recommendation by the Department faculty upon completion of an Internship experience.

c.   Approval of PDS Advisory Board including evidence of passing Content Knowledge and Pedagogy or Principles of Learning and Teaching Praxis II exams (i.e., registration form, ETS exam score report).

d.   A 2.7 cumulative grade-point average.

e.   A 2.5 in Teaching Field requirements, with a grade of 'C/2.0' or higher in each course.

f.    A 2.5 in Professional Education courses, with a grade of 'C/2.0' or higher in each course.

7.   Program completion and eligibility for an initial license.

a.   Graduation.

b.   Evidence of meeting all Arkansas qualifying scores on the Praxis II Series for licensure.

 

Endorsement Options:

1.  TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement for all licenses:

ED 3563 Second Language Acquisition for Teachers

ED 3583 Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

    2.  Early Childhood Education - 5th/6th Endorsement for P-4 license:

English/Social Studies:

ED 4563 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

One of the following:

HST 2113 United States History to 1865

HST 2123 United States History since 1865

Math/Science:

ED 4563 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School

GSC 1143 Earth Science

MTH 1113 College Algebra

MTH 1123 Survey of Calculus

NOTE: In order to receive the TESOL or 5th/6th Endorsement, candidate must maintain a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in the courses.

 

Education Minor


The Education Department offers an Education minor. Though the minor is not recognized for teacher licensure, the package of course work does provide a strong educational background for whatever teaching one may encounter: internationally, at the university level, in a non-traditional program, or in any career which would involve teaching others.

Content areas other than English, mathematics, or social studies must be approved by the Department of Education.

Required Courses - 18 hours

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3153 Reading in the Content Areas

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4652 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods

One of the following:

ED 4661 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary English Pedagogy

ED 4671 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Mathematics Pedagogy

ED 4691 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Social Studies Pedagogy

ED 4901 Selected Topics

An additional three hours from ED

OPTIONAL:  Recommended for those students who would consider pursuing licensure in the future:

1. Pass the JBU Praxis I tests in reading, writing, and mathematics.

2. Pass field experience as specified within certain education courses.

3. Pass the Praxis II Content tests before enrolling in ED 4652.

 

Transfer Students

The credentials of students transferring from an accredited college or university will be evaluated by the Registrar's Office and by the department head of the College of Education for appropriate placement.  Transfer students or JBU students transferring from another major may take restricted Professional Education courses their first semester with the approval of their education advisor. All exceptions required due to transfer or change of major will be submitted to the Department within the first semester for approval. All students transferring to Education will be expected to complete all program requirements in effect at the time of the transfer. Candidates must complete all appropriate transition points and necessary requirements as determined by the head of the Department of Education faculty.

Transfers from another college or university must spend a minimum of two semesters before application for internship.  Transfers to Early Childhood Education (P-4) must successfully complete the JBU Education Spring Block II semester courses as one of the two semesters. Transfers to Secondary Education must successfully complete Reading in the Content Area, Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods courses and content specific pedagogy courses during the required semesters.

 

PROGRAM LEADING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD/YOUNG ADULTHOOD (Grades K-12) LICENSURE

VOCAL MUSIC

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education (B.Mus.Ed.) degree with major in Music, K-12 Certification

1. University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Arts elective is covered by MUS 1203 and the Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143 in the program requirements. The Philosophy elective is not required for this program.

2. Other Required Courses - 3 hours

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

3. Professional Education - 27 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Development Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4890 Internship: P-12

ED 4891 Seminar: P-12

4. Music Teaching Field - 46-47 hours

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 1203 Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician

MUS 1911 Lyric Diction I

MUS 1921 Lyric Diction II

MUS 2111 Musicianship II

MUS 2113 Theory II

MUS 3101* Survey of Instruments

MUS 3213 History of Music I

MUS 3223 History of Music II

MUS 3241 Musicianship III

MUS 3243 Theory III

MUS 3301 Choral Techniques

MUS 3313 Public School Music Methods, K-6

MUS 3411 Conducting I

MUS 3421 Conducting II

MUS 4103* Music Arranging with MIDI

MUS 4113 Harmonic Form and Analysis

MUS 4382 Vocal Pedagogy

MUS 4573 Public School Music Methods, 7-12

MUS 4900 Senior Recital (half recital)

Ensemble Participation: 4 hours (Ensemble requirements)

One of the following:

MUS 1731 Music Theatre Methods: Drama I

MUS 1732 Music Theatre Production

5. One of the following Concentrations-11 hours

Voice:

Applied Voice Option A or B:

A. MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 4 hours

     MUS 3981* Applied Voice: 3 hours

B.  MUS 1951/61 Class Lessons in Voice: 2 hours

     MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 2 hours

     MUS 3981* Applied Voice: 3 hours

MUS 1980/3980 Studio Class in Voice (each semester of Applied Voice)

MUS 1931/41*, 2931/41* Class Piano I-IV (See other options in Piano Proficiency)

Piano:

MUS 1991* Applied Piano: 4 hours

MUS 3991* Applied Piano: 2 hours

MUS 1990/3990 Studio Class in Piano (each semester of Applied Piano)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

MUS 4261 Piano Pedagogy

MUS 1951/61* Class Lessons in Voice (or two hours of Applied Voice)

Organ:

MUS 1971* Applied Organ: 4 hours

MUS 3971* Applied Organ: 3 hours

MUS 1990/3990 Studio Class in Piano (each semester of Applied Organ)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

MUS 1951/61* Class Lessons in Voice (or two hours of Applied Voice)

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

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View 4-Year Plan - Piano

*See Music Fee Schedule 

 

PROGRAMS LEADING TO ADOLESCENCE/YOUNG ADULTHOOD LICENSURE (Grades 7-12)

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) degree with major in an approved teaching field

ENGLISH EDUCATION

1. University Core Curriculum - 43 hours

The Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143 in the program requirements. EGL 4003 Masterpieces of Literature is covered by one of EGL 2213 or EGL 2223 and one of EGL 3313, EGL 3333, EGL 3353, EGL 4413, EGL 3323, or EGL 3343 in the program requirements. EGL 1013, and EGL !023 are included in the program requirements below.

2. Other Required Courses - 3 hours

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

3. Professional Education - 33 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3153 Reading in the Content Areas

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4652 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods

ED 4661 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary English Pedagogy

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

4. English Teaching Field - 30 hours

EGL 1013 English I: Composition

EGL 1023 English II: Literary Analysis And Research

EGL 2243 Young Adult Literature

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

EGL 2413 American Literature to 1900

EGL 3333 Shakespearean Drama

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

EGL 3713 Literary Theory

LS 3173 Introduction to Linguistics

One of the following:

EGL 2213 World Literature I

EGL 2223 World Literature II

5. One of the following Emphases (grades included in Teaching Field GPA) - 7 hours

A. Literature

EGL 3321 Writing Center Practicum

EGL 4483 Selected Topics: Literature

One of the following:

EGL 3313 Medieval Literature

EGL 3323 Renaissance Literature

EGL 3343 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature

EGL 3353 Nineteenth Century British Literature

B. Writing

EGL 2273 Introduction to Creative Writing

EGL 3341 Publishing Practicum

EGL 4473 Creative Writing Workshop: Selected Genres (Fiction, Poetry, or Non-fiction)

6. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

1. University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Mathematic elective is covered by MTH 1134, the Physical Science elective is covered by PHY 2114, and the Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143 in the program requirements.

2. Other Required Courses - 3 hour

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

 3. Professional Education - 34 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3153 Reading in the Content Areas

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4652 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods

ED 4671 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Mathematics Pedagogy

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

ED 4901 Selected Topic: Mathematics Tutoring

4. Mathematics Teaching Field - 38 hours

CS 1113 Introduction to Computing

GSC 4133 Faith and Science

MTH 1134 Calculus I

MTH 1144 Calculus II

MTH 2114 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

MTH 2123 Vector Calculus

MTH 3103 Foundations of Mathematics

MTH 3153 Foundations of Geometry

MTH 3183 Probability and Statistics

MTH 4101 Readings

MTH 4123 Abstract Algebra

PHY 2114 General Physics I

Three additional hours from MTH of upper-division course level

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION

1. University Core Curriculum - 37 hours

The Philosophy elective is covered by POL 3003, the Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143, and the Global Studies elective is covered by either SST 1133 or SST 1143 in the program requirements.  HST 1013, HST 1023, and POL 2013 are included in the program requirements.

2. Other Required Courses

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

3. Professional Education - 33 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3153 Reading in the Content Areas

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4652 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods

ED 4691 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Social Studies Pedagogy

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

4. Social Studies Teaching Field - 51 hours

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

HST 1013 Western Civilization I

HST 1023 Western Civilization II

HST 2113 United States History to 1865

HST 2123 United States History since 1865

HST 2153 Twentieth Century World History

HST 2413 Arkansas History

POL 2013 American Government

POL 3003 Political Philosophy

SST 1113 Introduction to Sociology

SST 1133 Cultural Geography

SST 1143 World Regional Geography

SST 2123 Cultural Anthropology

One of the following (minimum 3 hours):

BBL 3363 History of the Christian Church I

BBL 3373 History of the Christian Church II

HST 2111 Selected Topics: Language lab

HST 2112 Selected Topics: Great Books

HST 2213 Study of History

HST 2243 Middle Ages

HST 2323 Poverty and Welfare in American History

HST 2523 Classical World

HST 3253 British Empire

HST 3263 Slavery and Race in American History

HST 3273 America at War

HST 3313 Second World War

HST 3423 Leaders in History

HST 3433 History of the Middle East, 600-1800

HST 3443 The Modern Middle East

HST 3463 African Civilization to 1850

HST 3473 African Civilization since 1850

One of the following:

HST 4613 Seminar in History

POL 4613 Seminar in United States Politics

One of the following:

POL 3353 International Relations

POL 4243 Constitutional Law

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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PROGRAMS LEADING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (Preschool-Grade 4)

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) degree with major in Early Childhood Education

1. University Core Curriculum - 40 hours

The Arts elective is covered by ED 3254, the Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143 and the Global Studies elective is covered by either SST 1133 or SST 1143 in the program requirements. EGL 4003 and the Mathematics elective are not required.

BBL 1013 Old Testament Survey

BBL 1023 New Testament Survey

BBL 3003 Evangelical Theology

BBL 4002 Capstone Seminar in Christian Life

BIO 1003 Biological Science

COR 1002 Gateway Seminar in Christian Scholarship

EGL 1013 English I: Composition

EGL 1023 English II: Literary Analysis and Research

GSC 1023 Physical Science

HST 1013 Western Civilization I

HST 1023 Western Civilization II

POL 2013 American Government

Philosophy elective - 3 hours

Wellness elective - 2 hours

2. Other Required Courses - 6 hours

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

HST 2413 Arkansas History

3. Professional Education - 48 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 3343 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Language Development and the Language Arts

ED 3353 ECE Instructional Methods

ED 3373 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Reading I

ED 3393 Children's Literature

ED 3763 ECE Behavior Management

ED 4373 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Reading II

ED 4383 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Mathematics

ED 4850 Internship: Early Childhood Education

ED 4851 Seminar: Early Childhood Education

4. Early Childhood Teaching Field - 25 hours

ECN 2003 Basic Economics (micro- and macro-economics)

ED 3254 Fine Arts for Early Childhood Teachers

ED 3263 Foundations of Early Childhood Education and Preschool Field Experience

ED 3273 Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education

GSC 3103 Science for Preschool Through Grade 6 Teachers

MTH 2143 Mathematics Structures I

MTH 2183 Mathematics Structures II

One of the following:

SST 1133 Cultural Geography

SST 1143 World Regional Geography

5. Endorsement/Emphasis - 12 hours (choose one of the following or design a specific emphasis area in consultation with Education Department faculty, such as Children's Ministry, Mission teaching, Diverse Learners, etc.):

NOTE: All courses in both Endorsement and Emphasis must have a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

A. Endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - 12 hours

ED 3563 Second Language Acquisition for Teachers

ED 3583 Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

B. Emphasis in Language Studies - 12 hours of a modern language, as approved by Education advisor.

C. Emphasis in Fine Arts - 12 additional hours in ART and/or MUS, as approved by Education advisor.

D. Endorsement for 5th and 6th grades - 12 hours

Courses for 5th/6th English/Social Studies:

ED 4563 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

One of the following:

HST 2113 United States History to 1865

HST 2123 United States History since 1865

Courses for 5th/6th Math/Science:

ED 4563 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School

GSC 1143 Earth Science

MTH 1113 College Algebra

MTH 1123 Survey of Calculus

E. Individualized Emphasis - 12 hours constructed with student's advisor and approved by Department of Education faculty.

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

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View 4-Year Plan - Language Studies or Fine Arts

View 4-Year Plan 5th/6th Grade Endorsement - English/Social Studies

View 4-Year Plan 5th/6th Grade Endorsement - Math/Science

 

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICES

(SYMBOL: FAM)

Ogle (department head)


The diaconal service of caring for widows, orphans, and the poor has historically been a ministry of the Church. The Department of Family and Human Services seeks to better equip for this service by offering a bachelor's program in Family and Human Services and a minor in Family and Human Services. This innovative curriculum, which follows the course guidelines of the National Council for Family Relations, incorporates Family and Human Services courses with course work from other departments to provide the student with theological, theoretical, and practical training. Students who have earned the degree in Family and Human Services serve in a variety of capacities such as family educators, family caseworkers, social workers, youth counselors, mental health technicians, dispute mediators, foster care caseworkers, and adoption and placement counselors. The degree in Family and Human Services provides an excellent foundation for graduate programs in marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, social work, and other related fields.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Family and Human Services

1. University Core Curriculum - 55 hours

Social Science component must be ECN 2003; Mathematics component must be PSY 2383.

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 6 hours

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Required Major Field Courses - 41 hours

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 2413 Developmental Psychology

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3223 Principles of Effective Parenting

FAM 3243 Family Sexuality

FAM 4221 Introduction to Senior Seminar

FAM 4253 Family Communication

FAM 4433 Senior Seminar

FAM 4443 Critical Concerns with Adolescents

FAM 4453 Family Law and Society

ICS 4113 Intercultural Family Seminar

PSY 1013 Introductory to Psychology

RPH 4423 Ethics

Internship - 4 hours from FAM 4611/12/14

4. Minor in an approved field or select any two of the following concentrations choosing nine unique hours from each:

A. Child and Family Studies

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 2303 Creating Holistic Curriculum for Children in Crisis

CMN 3273 Critical Concerns with Children

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

B. Child and Adolescent Development

CMN 2463 Adolescent Culture

CMN 3273 Critical Concerns with Children

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

PSY 3303 Theories of Personality

C. Psychology

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2393 Research Methods

PSY 3423 Social Psychology

PSY 4213 Abnormal Psychology

D. Wilderness Counseling

CMN 2223 Challenge Course Programs and Management

CMN 2373 Principles and Practices of Experiential Education

CMN 3213 Camp Leadership and Management

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

E. Pre-Counseling

CMN 4493 Ministering to Families across the Life Span

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2243 Introduction to Therapeutic Interviewing

F. Criminology

POL 3133 Politics of Social Policy

POL 4243 Constitutional Law

PSY 4213 Abnormal Psychology

SST 1113 Introduction to Sociology

G. Social Justice

HST 2323 Poverty and Welfare in American History

POL 3133 Politics of Social Policy

POL 3213 Faith and Politics

RPH 4423 Ethics

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Family and Human Services

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond the Core.

Required Courses - 15 hours

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3243 Family Sexuality

FAM 4253 Family Communication

RPH 4423 Ethics

An additional three hours of approved electives from among FAM or PSY 2393

 

DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY

(SYMBOL: KIN)

Essary (department head)

Humankind is made up of physical, social, spiritual and mental/emotional aspects that integrate to make each individual whole.  The physiological benefits of exercise upon the human condition are well documented; moreover, research continues to demonstrate the benefits of physical activity upon the social, spiritual and mental/emotional well-being of its participants.  Along with our minds and spirits, we take our bodies to places of leisure, learning, work and worship.  Therefore, attaining knowledge and skills related to physical health, fitness and wellness allows for the promotion of the total well-being of man.  Thus, it is the aim of the Kinesiology Department to:

1)   promote the benefits of an active well lifestyle to the campus community;

2)   prepare students who wish to attend graduate, allied health and professional schools; and

3)   prepare students for professions related to health, physical fitness and wellness.   

The Department of Kinesiology offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with emphases in Health and Wellness, and Sports Medicine. The baccalaureate curriculum may lead to entry into professional degree programs in the allied health professions, such as athletic training or physical therapy, as well as graduate studies in exercise physiology, health and wellness, kinesiology, sports psychology, and other related fields. It also prepares students to conduct individual exercise programs and fitness testing.

Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Students will demonstrate core knowledge expected within the related Kinesiology fields.

2.  Students will perform basic health, wellness and medical reviews as well as standard fitness assessments.

3.  Students will design, implement, and evaluate programs for health, physical fitness and wellness.

4.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of cognitive subject matter, decision making and skill application as described in the clinical proficiencies section in the Athletic Training Education  Competencies, 5th edition.

5.  Students will incorporate attitudes and values consistent within the framework of the affective domain as described in the Athletic Training Education Competencies, 5th edition.

6.  Students will perform and respond as a professional in the related field(s) of Kinesiology.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Kinesiology

1. University Core Curriculum - 44 hours

The Wellness elective is covered by KIN 1002, the Mathematics elective is covered by either MTH 2003 or PSY 2383, the Life Science elective is covered by Either BIO 1003 or BIO 1124, and the Physical Science elective is covered by one of GSC 1023, CHM 1014, CHM 1124, or PHY 1114 in the program requirements.

2. Core Curriculum Courses Specified by this Department - 9-15 hours

A. Biological Science requirement - 3-4 hours (one of the following):

BIO 1003 Biological Science

BIO 1124 Cell Biology

B. Physical Science requirement - 3-8 hours (select one of the following options; combination of physics and chemistry depending on prerequisites needed for future professional degree program).

Option 1

GSC 1023 Physical Science

Option 2

CHM 1014 Fundamentals of Chemistry

PHY 1114 Fundamentals of Physics I

Option 3

CHM 1124 General Chemistry I

PHY 1114 Fundamentals of Physics I

C. Mathematics requirement - 3 hours (one of the following)

MTH 2003 Introduction to Statistics

PSY 2383 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3. Kinesiology Major Core - 20 hours

KIN 1002 Wellness for Life

KIN 2103 First Aid and CPR

KIN 2113 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology

KIN 2123 Care of Athletic Injuries

KIN 3203 Kinesiology and Applied Mechanics

KIN 3303 Nutrition for Health and Human Performance

KIN 4433 Exercise Physiology

4. Professional emphasis in Health and Wellness or Sports Medicine - 6 hours

A. Health and Wellness Emphasis

KIN 4213 Contemporary Issues in Kinesiology

KIN 4443 Management in Health and Sport

B. Sports Medicine Emphasis

KIN 3113 Injury Evaluation and Rehabilitation

KIN 3483 Therapeutic Exercises and Modalities

5. Kinesiology Major Electives - 7 hours (minimum)

Upper-division Kinesiology courses (at least three hours)

KIN 3491-3493 Internship (1-3 hours; not required; maximum of four hours allowed)

6. Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Kinesiology

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours.

KIN 2103 First Aid and CPR

An additional 15 hours of KIN courses

At least nine hours must be upper-division courses

 

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

(SYMBOL: NUR)

Odell (Nursing director)

The Department of Nursing develops graduates who:

  1. Integrate personal spiritual beliefs and values that honor God into the practical ministry of nursing, treating others with mercy and dignity, and demonstrating holistic principles that impact professional practice decisions.

  2. Integrate the foundational knowledge derived from a liberal arts education into nursing practice.

  3. Practice with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care to assist individuals, families, communities, and populations to continually progress toward fulfillment of their human capacities.

  4. Demonstrate communication, teamwork, and collaboration among inter-professional healthcare disciplines to promote optimal patient outcomes.

  5. Demonstrate appropriate uses of patient care technologies and information management.

  6. Apply clinical reasoning and judgments in decision-making considering the complex environments for safe nursing practice.

  7. Engage in quality improvement activities to improve patient outcomes.

  8. As a nurse generalist, incorporate leadership, management, legal, and ethical guidelines while applying professional standards of nursing practice.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree with major in Nursing


NOTE: Approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing; approval pending by the Higher Learning Commission.


1. University Core Curriculum - 35 hours

The Wellness elective is covered by NUR 1022, the Life Science elective is covered by BIO 1124, the Physical Science elective is covered by CHM 1014, the Mathematics elective is covered by MTH 2003, the Social Science elective is covered by PSY 1013, and the Global Studies elective is covered by NUR 2033 in the program requirements.

EGL 4003 Masterpieces of Literature is not required for this program.

2. Required Major Field Courses - 96 hours

BIO 1124 Cell Biology

BIO 2514 Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 2524 Anatomy & Physiology II

BIO 3334 Microbiology

CHM 1014 Fundamentals of Chemistry

MTH 2003 Introduction to Statistics

NUR 1022 Concepts in Community Health & Wellness

NUR 2033 Cultural Competencies for Human Service Professionals

NUR 2113 Overview of Professional Nursing

NUR 3112 Pharmacology I

NUR 3114 Pathophysiology

NUR 3115 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice

NUR 3124 Health Assessment & Therapeutic Interventions

NUR 3134 Informatics, Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice

NUR 3222 Pharmacology 2

NUR 3228 Concepts of Professional Nursing 1

NUR 3338 Concepts of Professional Nursing 2

NUR 4108 Concepts of Professional Nursing 3

NUR 4110 Capstone in Nursing

NUR 4214 Concepts of Nursing Leadership

PSY 1013 Introductory Psychology

SST 1113 Introduction to Sociology

3. Complete a standardized achievement test designated by the department

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Upper-division nursing requires admission following pre-professional study so graduation cannot be guaranteed to new freshmen.

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

(SYMBOL: PSY)

Simpson (department head)

The Department of Psychology offers courses designed to introduce students to the empirical study of behavior and mental processes from the perspective of both natural revelation (scientific investigation) and special revelation (scriptural principles). The Psychology degree is solidly grounded in the Christian liberal arts tradition.

Students completing the Psychology degree at John Brown University will be grounded in the core tenets of the discipline of psychology while gaining practical training and experience in psychology through supervised field experiences.  Another key aspect of the Psychology major is a consistent and intentional integration of a Christian worldview with the discipline.

Psychology students are prepared both for graduate training in psychology or related fields and for service in a variety of community mental health, Church-based and other social service settings, working under supervisors with advanced graduate training. Psychology faculty mentors provide students with advice and assistance in the transition to graduate study or employment. Graduates from the department have been successful in gaining entry to graduate schools in psychology, counseling, and social work as well as law school. Employment as a psychologist or licensed counselor will require further graduate study in psychology or social work but the psychology baccalaureate degree is valued by employers for providing an excellent liberal arts foundation for careers in business, church work, welfare work, or any other area where an understanding of the human mind and interpersonal relationships may be beneficial.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a major in Psychology will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate skill in writing (grammar, syntax, etc.).
  • Evidence thoroughness in literature reviews.
  • Demonstrate sophistication in research skills and methodology.
  • Integrate their faith with the principles of psychology.
  • Be prepared to gain admittance and succeed in graduate school.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Psychology

1. University Core Curriculum - 49 hours

The Mathematics elective is covered by PHY 2383 and the Social Science elective is covered by PSY 1013 in the program requirements.

2. Courses Specified by this Department - 40 hours

PSY 1013 Introductory Psychology

PSY 1101 Orientation to Psychology

PSY 2383 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

PSY 2393 Research Methods

PSY 3413 Selected Topics

PSY 3493 Research Seminar

PSY 4213 Abnormal Psychology

PSY 4493 Seminar in Psychology

Two of the following:

PSY 4333 Cognitive Psychology

PSY 4343 Theories of Learning

PSY 4353 Behavioral Neuroscience

Two of the following:

PSY 3303 Theories of Personality

PSY 2413 Developmental Psychology

PSY 3423 Social Psychology

Two of the following:

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2243 Introduction to Therapeutic Interviewing

PSY 3203 Psychological Testing

3. Minor field or students may complete one of the following Concentrations in either Family and Human Services or Counseling as an alternative to completing a minor

Family and Human Services Concentration - 12 hours

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3243 Family Sexuality

FAM 4253 Family Communication

Counseling Concentration - 12 hours (hours count toward both undergraduate Psychology degree and graduate Counseling degree) chosen from among the following options:

CNL 7113 Principles of Family Therapy

CNL 7133 Theories and Techniques of Counseling

CNL 7353 Introduction to Play Therapy**

CNL 7613 Family of Origin

CNL 7623 Family Systems

CNL 8023 Advanced Psychopathology

4. Electives as necessary to complete minimum semester hours

Note: Students who anticipate attending graduate school should consider taking at least some of the following courses:

BIO 3514 Human Anatomy

BIO 3524 Human Physiology

COM 2523 Public Speaking

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

5. Achievement Test-all psychology majors are required to complete a standardized achievement test designated by the department

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Psychology


The student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours.

Required Courses - 9 hours

PSY 1013 Introductory Psychology

PSY 2383 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

PSY 2393 Research Methods

An additional nine hours selected from PSY

At least six hours must be upper-division courses