Bachelor of Arts in

Education & Psychology

Program Description
The Faculty of Education and Psychology offers a relevant and timely undergraduate international undergraduate degree program with a specific emphasis in Primary Education.

In our four-years program, Education majors will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mind and behavior in the areas of education and psychology, together with professional and discipline skills. These training will prepare our students to assist in human resource development, educational testing and measurement, pastoral care, and related fields of social service. Education majors’ education experience will be further enhanced with observation, research and internships. In short, our program is designed to nurture, grow and train future educators and leaders of tomorrow.

The Bachelor of Arts in Education & Psychology program is designed:

  1. To prepare students to teach in educational settings (Kindergarten – Grade 10).
  2. To train students to teach a wide variety of subjects, namely Science, Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Children’s Literature and Poetry, Social Studies, History, Western & Eastern Civilizations, Bible & Religion, Health & Fitness, and Speech & Communication.
  3.  To produce a sound foundation for later specialization and graduate study in either Education or Psychology.
Quick Facts
Name of Degree and Program:
+ Full Name (English): Bachelor of Arts in Education & Psychology
+ Abbreviation (English): B.A. (Education & Psychology)
Total Credits: 135 Credits
Curriculum Type: 4-year bachelor’s degree
Language of Instruction (International Program): English
Objectives
Graduates of this Bachelor of Education in Teaching (International Program) will be able to:

  • Systematically explore educational theory and practice.
  • Integrate newly acquired knowledge into a holistic educational philosophy that values moral development and pastoral care for the individual.
  • Critically analyse educational methodologies to justify appropriate application and practice in a given educational context.
  • Conduct creative research study involving systematic investigation, critical and reflective thought as well as documentation.
  • Develop leadership skills in education areas.
  • Develop the capacity to continuously learn and adapt to the changing educational environments.
  • Have a thorough understanding of theory and methodology in one of the following areas: Teaching / education.
  • Use well-developed communication skills to deal effectively with all levels of organisation.
  • Display a thorough understanding of the development of morals and values, their relationship to education and the ethics of the educator.
  • Develop an understanding of legal, ethical and policy issues related to education and psychology contexts and be able to apply these to real-world situations.
  • Be able to use, analyze and evaluate information technology in education.
Career Opportunities
  • Teacher in educational school settings (K-G10).
  • Teacher teaching Science, Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Children’s Literature and Poetry, Social Studies, History, Western & Eastern Civilizations, Bible & Religion, Health & Fitness, and Speech & Communication subjects at schools.
  • Guidance & Counseling officers at school settings
  • School officers
  • Officers working with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
Course Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Education & Psychology (TOTAL 135 Credits)

General Education Courses (36 Credits)
Humanities (11 Credits)
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development (0)
HIST 212 Introduction to History of Western Civilization (2)
HIST 213 Introduction to History of Eastern Civilization (2)
HMNT 210 Appreciation of Fine Arts (2)
HMNT 216 Thai Culture and Basic Conversational Skills (2)
MUSC 210 Music Appreciation (2)
RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3) OR
RELH 271 Adventist Heritage and Mission (3)
RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs (3) OR
RELT 113 Origins of Life (3)

Language (6 credits)
ENGL 113 English Composition I (3)
ENGL 114 English Composition II (3)

Social Sciences (7 credits)
EDUC 111 Orientation to higher education (1)
PSYC 115 General Psychology (3)
RELP 312 Marriage and Family (3)

Mathematics and Science (12 credits)
CPTR 114 Computers and Information Technology (3)
HLED 117 Health and Fitness (3)
MATH 112 Survey of Mathematics (3)
BIOL 211 Principles of Biology (3)

Professional Courses (93 Credits)
Core Courses (51 Credits)
EDUC 220 Educational Psychology (3)
EDUC 237 Methods for Integrating Instructional Technology (3)
EDUC 270 Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education (3)
EDUC 275 Introduction to Teaching (3)
EDUC 284 Managing the Classroom Environment (3)
EDUC 354 Introduction to Research (3)
EDUC 361 Professional Experience I (3)
EDUC 390 Classroom Testing and Evaluation (3)
EDUC 430 Introduction to Curriculum Development (3)
EDUC 431 Being a Professional Teacher (3)
EDUC 460 Professional Experience II (9)
MATH 235 Statistics (3)
PSYC 113 Child and Adolescent Development (3)
PSYC 315 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child (3)
PSYC 325 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling (3)

Required Emphasis and Elective Courses (42 Credits)
EDUC 154 General Science (3)
EDUC 250 Language Arts for the Primary Classroom
EDUC 253 Mathematics for the Primary Classroom (3)
EDUC 256 Children’s Literature and Poetry
EDUC 344 Methods of Teaching Mathematics (3)
EDUC 345 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Reading (3)
EDUC 357 Social Studies for the Primary Classroom (3)
EDUC 441 Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies (3)
EDUC 443 Methods of Teaching Science (3)
EDUC 447 Methods of Teaching Bible and Religion (3)
EDUC 449 Methods of Teaching Health and Fitness (3)
EDUC 250 Fundamentals of Speech and Communication (3)
HIST 212 Intro to History of Western Civilization (2)
HIST 213 Intro to History of Eastern Civilization (2)
HELD 120 Principles of Health (3)

Free Elective Courses (6 Credits)
PSYC 222 Health Psychology (3)
PSYC 234 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSYC 337 Psychology of Addictions (3)
PSYC 453 Educational and Vocational Planning and Counseling (3)
Note: The B.A. (Education & Psychology) degree is also available for students to take as a minor. Students need to take 21 credits of specific subjects to fulfill the course requirements of taking this degree as a minor.
Minor in Education (21 Credits)
Required Courses (18 Credit Hours)
EDUC 220 Educational Psychology (3)
EDUC 275 Introduction to Theories and Methods of Learning and Teaching (3)
EDUC 284 Classroom and Educational Management (3)
EDUC 361 Professional Experience I (3)
EDUC 390 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)
PSYC 113 Child and Adolescent Development (3)

Elective Courses (Choose 3 Credit Hours)
To teach high school mathematics:
EDUC 344 Methods of Teaching Mathematics (3)
To teach high school science or health:
EDUC 443 Methods of Teaching Science (3) OR
EDUC 449 Methods of Teaching Health and Fitness (3)
To teach high school English:
EDUC 345 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Reading (3)
To teach high school history or social studies:
EDUC 441 Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies (3)
To teach high school Bible/religion classes:
EDUC 447 Methods of Teaching Bible and Religion (3)

*Optional Free Electives NOT counting towards credits accumulated for minor:
EDUC 351 Phil of Adventist Education, Integration of Faith, Values and Learning (3)
EDUC 430 Introduction to Curriculum Development (3)
PSYC 325 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling (3)
RELP 223 Principles of Christian Mission (3)

*These courses/subjects can be taken as part of the main/major degree as free electives provided that the prerequisites have been met and the requirements of 18 professional credits and 3 credits of a methods subject related to the student’s major are taken for a minor. Note: The minor in education does NOT meet requirements for a teacher’s license in Thailand OR for the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) teacher accreditation, although these subjects are required for a teacher’s license or SDA teacher accreditation. For a teacher’s license or SDA teacher accreditation, additional courses are required.

Projected Sequence of Studies
First Year

First Semester

EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education
ENGL 111 English Composition I
HLED 117 Health and Fitness
PSYC 113 Child and Adolescent Development
PSYC 115 General Psychology
RELH 271 Adventist Heritage and Mission Or
RELT 113 Origins of Life
EDUC 151 Language Arts
TOTAL 16 Credits

Second Semester

CPTR 114 Computers and Information Technology
EDUC 154 General Science for the Primary
ENGL 112 English Composition II
MATH 112 Survey of Mathematics
RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus
TOTAL 15 Credits

Summer

HIST 212 Intro to History of Western Civilization
HELD 120 Principles of Health
TOTAL 5  Credits

Second Year

First Semester

BIOL 211 Principles of Biology
EDUC 237 Info Technology in the Classroom
EDUC 275 Theories and Methods of Teaching
EDUC 253 Mathematics for the Primary
MATH 235 Statistics
TOTAL 15 Credits

Second Semester

EDUC 220 Educational Psychology
EDUC 250 Language Arts for the Primary
EDUC 256 Children’s Literature and Poetry
EDUC 284 Classroom and Edu Management
HMNT 216 Thai Culture and Basic Conversational Skills Or
MUSC 210 Music Appreciation
RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs
TOTAL 16 Credits

Summer

EDUC 270 Philosophical Foundations of Edu
HIST 213 Introduction to History of Eastern Civilization
TOTAL 5 Credits

Third Year

First Semester

EDUC 345 Methods of Teaching Language Arts
EDUC 357 Social Studies for the Classroom
EDUC 351 Philosophy of Adventist Education OR
EDUC 359 Fundamentals of Music for the Classroom
PSYC 315 Psychology & Educational of Exceptional Child OR
PSYC 325 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling
TOTAL 15 Credits

Second Semester

EDUC 343 Methods of Teaching Mathematics
EDUC 354 Intro to Educational & Psychology Research
EDUC 390 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
EDUC 250 Fundamentals of Speech and Communication
RELP 312 Marriage and Family
TOTAL 15  Credits

Summer

EDUC 361 Professional Experience I
EDUC 431 Being a Professional Teacher
TOTAL 6  Credits

Fourth Year

First Semester

EDUC 441 Methods of Teaching history & Social Science
EDUC 443 Methods of Teaching Science
EDUC 447 Methods of Teaching Bible and Religion
EDUC 449 Methods of Teaching Health and Fitness
EDUC 451 Methods of Teaching Music Classroom OR
RELP 223 Principles of Christian Mission
Free Elective (if needed)
TOTAL 15 Credits

Second Semester

EDUC 430 Introduction to Curriculum Development
EDUC 460 Professional Experience II
TOTAL 12 Credits

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