Academics

Welcome to the Department of Education!

The Education Department at OHC offers a four-year training program for both elementary and secondary education majors, with each student experiencing a student-teaching opportunity during their last semester before graduation. The program offers some classes that are specific to an elementary classroom, some that are specific to a secondary classroom, and other classes that cover information vital to both types of classrooms. The training our students receive in the education classes is eminently practical, interactive, and thorough.

Just a few of the things our education majors become well-versed in include: the 4MAT teaching model (with the most recent brain-research findings), cooperative learning methods, designing lesson units and plans, and how to teach without books (for those planning on going to the foreign mission field).

Our elementary and secondary education graduates have done much with their training. Many are teaching in Adventist schools around the country. Others have had the opportunity to help small churches start a church school and have seen those schools flourish and minister to many in the churches and surrounding communities. Still other graduates have gone to the foreign mission fields and are using the skills they learned here at OHC to enlarge the kingdom of heaven.

We would love to have you come join us as we learn the best methods to teach and reach young souls for Jesus!

Sincerely,

MaryAnn Walden, Department Chair

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Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Christian Education

General Education Requirements

Religion (22 hrs)
Social Sciences (12 hrs)
English and Communication (13 hrs)
Sciences and Math (17 hrs)
Humanities (11 hrs)
Practical and Applied Arts (7 hrs)
Total: 82 hrs

Degree Requirements

Intro to Teaching (3 hrs)
Secondary Bible Teaching Methods (2 hrs)
Teaching in the Secondary Classroom (3 hrs)
Secondary Reading Methods (2 hrs)
Integrating Technology (2 hrs)
Developmental and Educational Christian Psychology (3 hrs)
Evaluation in Teaching (3 hrs)
Christian Education and the Exceptional Child (2 hrs)
Directed Teaching in the Secondary Classroom (10 hrs)
In addition, students will also select either one area of emphasis (23 to 29 hrs) or a double minor (36 to 48 hrs).
Total: 53 to 78 hrs

Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Christian Education

General Education Requirements

Religion (22 hrs)
Social Sciences (12 hrs)
English and Communication (13 hrs)
Sciences and Math (17 hrs)
Humanities (11 hrs)
Practical and Applied Arts (7 hrs)
Total: 82 hrs

Degree Requirements

Intro to Teaching (3 hrs)
Elementary Bible and Social Studies Methods (2 hrs)
Reading and Language Arts Methods (4 hrs)
Elementary Science and Math Methods (2 hrs)
Integrating Technology (2 hrs)
Multi-Grade Classroom Techniques (2 hrs)
Developmental and Educational Christian Psychology (3 hrs)
Evaluation in Teaching (3 hrs)
Elementary Health and PE Methods (2 hrs)
Christian Education and the Exceptional Child (2 hrs)
Directed Teaching in the Elementary Classroom (10 hrs)
In addition, students will choose either one area of emphasis (23 to 29 hrs) or a double minor (36 to 48 hrs).
Total: 58 to 83 hrs

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MaryAnn Walden, MA, Elementary Education
Department Chair

Nicola Richardson, MA, Secondary Education
Instructor

Anupama Ramella, MA, Elementary Education
Instructor

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The Education Department of Ouachita Hills College is dedicated to providing the most thorough and well-rounded blend of theory and practice to turn students into educators. The Education Department strives to take the counsels found in the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy and to put those counsels into practice, both in the training of the students and the lives of the instructors.

The courses offered in this program are designed to prepare each student to achieve professional excellence in Christ’s strength and to give each student the necessary tools to reach the hearts and needs of children and youth around the world.

Department Objectives

  • Equip students to be ministers of education in various denominational venues, such as conference, self-supporting, or missions.
  • Inform students as to beneficial methodology and tools for teaching in Christian schools in the 21st century.
  • Provide appropriate instruction, practice, and feedback in leasson planning and practice teaching.
  • Introduce students to the unique dynamics of the Seventh-day Adventist classroom, especially in the multi-grade environment.
  • Promote dedication and self-sacrifice as prerequisites to effective Christian teaching.
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