Bachelor of Arts in

Teaching

Program Description

The Faculty of Education offers a relevant and timely undergraduate international undergraduate degree program with a specific emphasis in Teaching.

In our four-years program, Teaching majors will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mind and behavior in the areas of teaching and education, 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 Teaching program is designed:

  1. To prepare students to teach in educational settings, such as primary, secondary and high school (Kindergarten – Grade 12).
  2. To train students to teach a wide variety of subjects, namely Science, Religion, Information Technology, Accounting, Management, English, Psychology, and Music at schools.
  3. To prepare students as school and Non-Government Organization officers.
  4. To produce a sound foundation for later specialization and graduate study in Teaching or Education.
Quick Facts

Name of Degree and Program:
+ Full Name (English): Bachelor of Arts in Teaching
+ Abbreviation (English): BA (Teaching)
Total Credits: 135 Credits
Curriculum Type: 4-year bachelor’s degree
Language of Instruction (International Program): English

Objectives

Graduates of this Bachelor of Arts 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 analyze 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 organization.
  • 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
  • Teaching in primary, secondary, and high school (Kindergarten – Grade 12).
  • Teaching Science, Religion, Information Technology, Accounting, Management, English, Psychology, and Music at schools.
  • School officers.
  • Working with and for Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s)

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (TOTAL 135 Credits)

General Education Courses (36 Credits)

Humanities (11 Credits)

  • Three of the following courses:
    GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development (0)
    RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3)
    RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs (3)
    RELH 271 Adventist Heritage (3) OR
    RELT 113 Origins of Life (3)
  • And one of the following courses:
    HMNT 216 Thai Culture and Basic Conversational Skills (only for foreign students) (2) OR
    HMNT 210 Appreciation of Fine Arts (only for Thai students) (2) OR
    MUSC 210 Music Appreciation (2)

Language (6 Credits)

  • ENGL 113 English Composition I (3)
  • ENGL 114 English Composition II (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) OR
  • ENSC 211 Understanding Our Environment

Social Sciences (7 Credits)

  • EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education (1)
  • PSYC 115 General Psychology (3)
  • RELP 312 Marriage and Family (3)
Professional Courses (75 Credits)

Core Courses (42 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 351 Integration of Faith and Learning (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 460 Professional Experience II (9)
  • PSYC 325 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling (3)

Required Emphasis and Elective Courses (33 Credits)

  • EDUC 154 General Science (3)
  • EDUC 151 Language Arts (3)
  • EDUC 253 Mathematics (3)
  • EDUC 343 Methods of Teaching Mathematics (3)
  • EDUC 345 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Reading (3)
  • EDUC 357 Social Studies (3)
  • EDUC 360 Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies (3)
  • EDUC 431 Being a Professional Teacher (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)
Free Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Teaching Minor (Required)

Note: Students are required to take 18 credit-hours of Minor in Psychology or from other faculty as following: Minor in Music, Minor in Accounting, Minor in Management, Minor in Bioscience, Minor in English Language, Minor in Information Technology, Minor in Christian Studies.

Minor in Psychology (18 Credits)
*Any six of the following courses:
PSYC 213 Child and Adolescent Development (3)
PSYC 244 Cross-cultural Psychology (3)
PSYC 315 Understanding the Exceptional Child (3)
PSYC 337 Psychology of Addiction (3)
PSYC 356 Introduction to Psychology Testing (3)
PSYC 421 Psychology from a Christian Perspective (3)
PSYC 245 Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 225 Introduction to Theories of Personality (3)
PSYC 220 Educational Psychology (only to those who come from other faculties) (3)
PSYC 325 Fundamental of Guidance and Psychology (only to those who come from other faculties) (3)
Minor in Music (18 Credits)
MUSC 210 Music Appreciation (2)
MUSC 300 Music Proficiency Exam (1)
MUSC 305 Recital (1)
MUSC 351 Music Theory I (3)
MUSC 352 Music Theory II (3)
MUSC 380 Basic Conducting (2)
Applied Music Course (3)
Music Elective Course (3)
Minor in Management (15 Credits)
ENTR 221 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
MNGT 224 Organizational Behavior (3)
Elective Courses in Management (9)
Minor in Accounting (21 Credits)
ACCT 131 Accounting Principles I (3)
ACCT 132 Accounting Principles II (3)
ACCT 221 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT 222 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT 364 Cost Accounting (3)
FINC 442 Investment Analysis (3)
Elective Course in Accounting (3)
Minor in Bioscience (18 Credits)
BIOL 151 General Biology I (4)
BIOL 152 General Biology II (4)
Elective Courses Approved by the Faculty of Science 10 credits
Minor in English Language (18 Credits)
ENGL 151 College Grammar (3)
ENGL 250 Fundamentals of Speech and Communication (3)
ENGL 152 Approaches to Reading (3) Or
ENGL 258 Critical Reading and Thinking (3)
ENGL 257 Expository Writing (3)
ENGL 357 Creative Writing (3)
ENGL 131 Survey of Literature (3) Or
ENGL 432 Moral and Ethical Themes in Literature (3)
Elective Courses in English (3)
Minor in Information Technology (18 Credits)
IT 231 Essentials of Computer Programming (3)
IT 232 Object Oriented Programming (3)
IT 282 Networking and Data Communications (3)
IT 240 System Analysis and Design (3)
IT 242 Front-End Web Development (3)
IT 251 Database Design (3)
Minor in Christian Studies (18 Credits)
Two (2) Required Courses in Biblical Studies (6)
One (1) Course in Adventist Studies (3)
Three (3) Elective Courses Approved by Faculty of Religious Studies (9)

Note: The B.A. (Teaching) degree is also available for students to take as a minor. Students need to take 18 credits of specific subjects to fulfill the course requirements of taking this degree as a minor.

Minor in Education (18 Credits)

Required Courses (15 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 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 444 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 445 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 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
ENGL 112 English Composition II
MATH 112 Survey of Mathematics
RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus
TOTAL 15 Credits

Summer

EDUC 270 Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education
Free Elective

TOTAL 6  Credits

Second Year

First Semester

BIOL 211 Principles of Biology Or
ENSC 211 Understanding Our Environment
EDUC 237 Methods for Integrating Instructional Technology
EDUC 253 Mathematics
EDUC 275 Introduction to Teaching
Minor
TOTAL 15 Credits

Second Semester

HMNT 216 Thai Culture and Basic Conversational Skills (Foreign students only) Or
HMNT 210 Appreciation of Fine Arts (Thai students only)
RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs
EDUC 220 Educational Psychology
EDUC 284 Managing the Classroom Environment
Minor
Free Elective
TOTAL 17 Credits

Summer

RELP 312 Marriage and Family
EDUC 351 Integration of Faith and Learning
TOTAL 6 Credits

Third Year

First Semester

EDUC 343 Methods of Teaching Mathematics
EDUC 345 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Reading
EDUC 357 Social Studies
EDUC 430 Introduction to Curriculum Development
PSYC 325 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling
Minor (if needed)
TOTAL 15 (or 18) Credits

Second Semester

EDUC 354 Introduction to Research
EDUC 360 Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies
EDUC 390 Classroom Testing and Evaluation
Minor
Minor
TOTAL 15  Credits

Summer

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

Fourth Year

First Semester

EDUC 443 Methods of Teaching Science
EDUC 447 Methods of Teaching Bible and Religion
EDUC 449 Methods of Teaching Health and Fitness
Minor
Minor
Free Elective (if needed)
TOTAL 15 (or 18) Credits

Second Semester

EDUC 460 Professional Experience II
TOTAL 9 Credits