College of Education and Human Services

Studies in Education, Family & Human Services, Kinesiology, Nursing, and Psychology

Beard, Beschta, Bowden, Cunningham, Froman, Hall, Johnson, Matchell, Morgan, Murie, Odell, Simpson, Terrell (Dean), Turner

The College of Education and Human Services at John Brown University consists of the undergraduate departments of Family and Human Services, Kinesiology, Nursing, Psychology, and Teacher Education, as well as the graduate departments of Counseling, Education, and Higher Education.

The mission 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 TEACHER EDUCATION

(SYMBOL: ED)

Matchell (department head)

Mission

The Department of Teacher Education 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 K-12 programs of the school district. Beginning the freshman year, candidates actively participate in local preschools and in the K-12 classrooms of the school district, where they provide valuable assistance to preschool and K-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 Department of Teacher Education, 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 Department of Teacher Education office).

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

f.    Post interview-recommendation to progress in program.

g.   Praxis I (CORE) scores must 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. In lieu of the state-approved basic skills assessment (Praxis Core), an applicant may substitute:

  • a minimum composite score of 24 on the ACT with scores of at least 22 in each of the Reading and Mathematics, and either a 22 on the English/Writing section or a passing score on the Praxis Core Writing section; or
  • a minimum SAT composite score of 1650 in combined Mathematics and Critical Reading, and Writing, with a minimum score of 510 in each of the Mathematics, Cricital Reading, and Writing sections.

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 Department of Teacher Education 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 Praxis Core Score (or ACT/SAT equivalent).

c.   Successfully completed interviews for Transitions 1 and 2.

d.   Approved by the Department of Teacher Education 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 Department of Teacher Education office).

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

j.    Successfully completed interview for Transition 3.

k.    Approved by the Department of Teacher Education 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 Department of Teacher Education 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 Teacher 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 Department of 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 Communication

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

Education Minor

The Department of Teacher Education 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 Teacher Education.

Requirements for minor in Education

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

Required courses - 18 hours

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3583 Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL

One of the following options - 9 hours:

Option A - Elementary:

ED 3123 Framework for Teaching 1 - Elementary Education

ED 3133 Framework for Teaching 2 - Elementary Education

ED 3323 Elementary Language Arts (Blk 1)

Option B - Secondary:

ED 3113 Framework for Teaching - Secondary Education

ED 3153 Disciplinary Literacy

ED 46_3 Secondary Education: Content and Pedagogy

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

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

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

3. Pass the Praxis II Content test.

Transfer Students

The credentials of students transferring from an accredited college or university will be evaluated by the Registrar's Office and by the head of the Department of Teacher 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 Teacher Education faculty.

Transfers from another college or university must spend a minimum of two semesters before application for internship.

 

PROGRAMS LEADING TO ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K-6)

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

1. University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

Core requirements for Life Science and Physical Science are covered in the Professional Education requirements. The Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143.

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 - 72 hours

ED 1111 Seminar in Education

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 2723 Special Education

ED 3123 Framework for Teaching 1 - Elementary Education

ED 3133 Framework for Teaching 2 - Elementary Education

ED 3323 Elementary Language Arts (Blk 1)

ED 3374 Teaching Elementary Reading (Blk 1)

ED 3583 Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL

ED 4353 Teaching Elementary Writing (Blk 2)

ED 4363 Teaching Elementary Science

ED 4371 Remedial Reading Tutoring (Blk 2)

ED 4383 Teaching Elementary Mathematics (Blk 2)

ED 4850 Internship: Elementary Education

ED 4851 Seminar: Elementary Education

ED 4911 School Experience

ED 4912 Education Capstone

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

GSC 1043 Elementary Science Content l (Blk 1)

GSC 1053 Elementary Science Content Il (Blk 2)

MTH 2143 Mathematics Structures I

MTH 2183 Mathematics Structures II

One of the following:

HST 2113 U.S. History to 1865

HST 2123 U.S. History Since 1865

4. Optional Endorsement

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 Communication

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

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

Minimum total semester hours (without optional endorsement or emphasis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Minimum total semester hours (with optional endorsement or emphasis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

View 4-Year Plan - TESOL

 

PROGRAMS LEADING TO SECONDARY LICENSURE (Grades 7-12)

MUSIC EDUCATION

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

MUSIC EDUCATION

See B.Mus.Ed. degree with major in Music in the Division of Communication and Fine Arts.

View 4-Year Plan - Voice

View 4-Year Plan - Piano

*See Music Fee Schedule

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 3323, or EGL 3343 in the program requirements. EGL 1013 and 1023 are included in the program requirements.

2. Other Required Courses - 3 hours

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

COM 2523 Public Speaking

3. Professional Education - 34 hours

ED 1111 Seminar in Education

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3113 Framework for Teaching - Secondary Education

ED 3153 Disciplinary Literacy

ED 4623 Secondary Education: Content and Pedagogy - English

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

ED 4911 School Experience

ED 4912 Education Capstone

4. English Teaching Field - 40 hours

EGL 1013 English I: Composition

EGL 1023 English II: Literary Analysis and Research

EGL 2243 Young Adult Literature

EGL 2273 Introduction to Creative Writing

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

EGL 2413 American Literature to 1900

EGL 3321 Writing Center Practicum

EGL 3333 Shakespearean Drama

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

EGL 3713 Literary Theory

LS 2173 Introduction to Linguistics

One of the following:

EGL 2213 World Literature I

EGL 2223 World Literature II

One of the following:

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

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

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 Mathematics 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 hours

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

COM 2523 Public Speaking

 3. Professional Education - 37 hours

ED 1111 Seminar in Education

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3113 Framework for Teaching - Secondary Education

ED 3153 Disciplinary Literacy

ED 3583 Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL

ED 4633 Secondary Education: Content and Pedagogy - Mathematics

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

ED 4911 School Experience

ED 4912 Education Capstone

4. Mathematics Teaching Field - 38 hours

GSC 4133 Faith and Science

MTH 1134 Calculus I

MTH 1144 Calculus II

MTH 2111 Problem-Solving Seminar

MTH 2114 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

MTH 2123 Vector Calculus

MTH 3103 Foundations of Mathematics

MTH 3143 Topics in Mathematics Education

MTH 3153 Foundations of Geometry

MTH 3183 Probability and Statistics

MTH 4123 Abstract Algebra

PHY 2114 General Physics I

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

NOTE: ED 3583 Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL is recommended for Mathematics Education majors.

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, 1023, and POL 2013 are included in the program requirements.

2. Other Required Courses - 3 hours

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

COM 2523 Public Speaking

3. Professional Education - 34 hours

ED 1111 Seminar in Education

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3153 Disciplinary Literacy

ED 3113 Framework for Teaching - Secondary Education

ED 4613 Secondary Education: Content and Pedagogy - Social Studies

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

ED 4911 School Experience

ED 4912 Education Capstone

4. Social Studies Teaching Field - 54 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

PSY 1013 Introductory Psychology

SST 1113 Introduction to Sociology

SST 1133 Cultural Geography

SST 1143 World Regional Geography

ICS 2123 Cultural Anthropology

One of the following (minimum 3 hours):

HST 2213 Study of History

HST 2243 Middle Ages

HST 2323 Poverty and Welfare in American History

HST 2523 Classical World

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 Research Seminar

One of the following:

POL 3353 International Relations

POL 4243 Constitutional Law

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

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DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICES

(SYMBOL: FAM)

Hall (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 - 49 hours

The Social Science elective is covered by ECN 2003 and the Mathematics elective is covered by PSY 2383 in the program requirements.

2. Required Major Field Courses - 55 hours

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

ECN 2003 Basic Economics

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 2313 Professional Ethics and Practice

FAM 2413 Developmental Psychology

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3223 Principles of Effective Parenting

FAM 3243 Family Sexuality

FAM 3413 Selected Topics

FAM 4113 Intercultural Family Seminar

FAM 4223 Introduction to Senior Seminar

FAM 4253 Family Communication

FAM 4433 Senior Seminar

FAM 4443 Critical Concerns with Adolescents

FAM 4453 Family Law and Society

PSY 1013 Introductory Psychology

PSY 2383 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Internship - 4 hours from FAM 4611/12/14

3. Students may choose to complete any two of the following concentrations, choosing nine unique hours from each. Students who do not select one of these options will fill their non-major requirements with a minor or electives. Students should consult with their advisor regarding those options:

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 Communication

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

POL 3423 Selected Topics in American Politics

4. 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

FAM 2313 Professional Ethics and Practice

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

 

DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY

(SYMBOL: KIN)

Bowden (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, Safety, 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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View 4-Year Plan - Sports Medicine

Requirements for minor in Kinesiology

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours.

KIN 2103 First Aid, Safety, and CPR

An additional 15 hours of KIN courses

At least nine hours must be upper-division courses

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

(SYMBOL: NUR)

Odell (department head)

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.

Admission Criteria for the Nursing Program:

Academic admission requirements for the Nursing major (upper division courses) are as follows:

  1. Will have completed all of the courses outlined in the program of study for the freshman and sophomore years with a minimum GPA of 2.8 prior to beginning upper division course work.

  2. Be granted approval to register for upper division course work.

  3. Achieve a combined GPA of 2.5 or better in the following courses:

BIO 1124 Cell Biology (with Lab)

CHM 1014 Fundamentals of Chemistry (with Lab)

MTH 2003 Introduction to Statistics

NUR 2113 Overview of Professional Nursing

BIO 2514* Anatomy and Physiology I (with Lab)

BIO 2524* Anatomy and Physiology II (with Lab)

BIO 3334 Microbiology (with Lab)

* Must earn a grade of "B" or higher in these designated courses.

Graduation Requirements for the BSN:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework with a minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.5 and all NUR courses must have a grade of 2.0/C or better.

  2. Submission of a portfolio, including exemplars of work and progress, which demonstrate evidence of growth and development as a student nurse and readiness to enter professional practice.

  3. Completion of a standardized exam (NCLEX-RN readiness/predictor) and a passing score as outlined in the Guidebook for Nursing Students (company and score required TBD).

  4. Evidence of meeting the eligibility requirements for the NCLEX-RN application and state board licensure processes.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree

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 either PSY 2413 or ED 2143, and the Global Studies elective is covered by ICS 2113 in the program requirements.

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

2. Required Major Field Courses - 74 hours

BIO 2514 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 2524 Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 3334 Microbiology

NUR 2113 Overview of Professional Nursing

NUR 2134 Informatics, Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice

NUR 3112 Pharmacology I

NUR 3114 Pathophysiology

NUR 3115 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice

NUR 3124 Health Assessment & Therapeutic Interventions

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

3. Complete a standardized achievement test designated by the department

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

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:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the field.

  2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

  3. Demonstrate skill in writing (grammar, syntax, etc.).

  4. Evidence thoroughness in literature reviews.

  5. Demonstrate sophistication in research skills and methodology.

  6. Integrate their faith with the principles of psychology.

  7. 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 4263 Field Experience

3. Students must complete one of the following concentrations. This concentration requirement can be fulfilled by the completion of a minor, a double major, or a dual degree:

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 8073 Diagnosis and Case Management

Elective Concentrations by Specialty Area - 12 hours (each area)

Art:

ART 1133 Visual Art Foundation

ART 1243 Drawing I

ART 2213 Color Studies

ART 2233 Art History I

Biology:

BIO 1124 Cell Biology

BIO 2514 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 2524 Anatomy and Physiology II

Child:

CMN 2303 Creating Holistic Curriculum for Children in Crisis

CMN 3273 Critical Concerns with Children

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

FAM 3223 Principles of Effective Parenting

Child and Adolescent Development:

CMN 2463 Adolescent Culture

CMN 3273 Critical Concerns with Children

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

CMN 4443 Critical Concerns with Adolescents

Communication:

COM 1173 Faith, Media, and Calling

COM 2523 Public Speaking

COM 3453 Social Movements

One 3-hour COM elective

English:

EGL 2273 Introduction to Creative Writing

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

Two 3-hour Literature elective courses

Foreign Language:

Twelve hours from LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses, including three hours at the 2000 level; or

Six hours of LS-2000 level courses

Intercultural:

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communication

ICS 2123 Cultural Anthropology

ICS 4133 Intercultural Leadership Skills

SST 1113 Introduction to Society

Law:

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

FAM 4453 Family Law and Society

POL 4243 Constitutional Law

POL 4313 Christianity and the Law

Leadership and Management:

LDR 2563 Leadership Competencies

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

MGT 2173 Principles of Management

MGT 3513 Human Resource Management

Social Justice:

COM 3453 Social Movements

HST 2323 Poverty and Welfare in American History

POL 3133 Politics of Social Policy

POL 3213 Faith and Politics

Wilderness Counseling:

CMN 2223 Challenge Course Programs and Management

CMN 2283 Outdoor Recreation Skills

CMN 2373 Principles and Practices of Experiential Education

CMN 3213 Camp Leadership and Management

4. Electives as necessary to complete minimum semester hours

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

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

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

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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