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Teachers hold a unique position that allows them to impact the academic, social, and personal development of future generations. That’s why it is imperative they receive an exceptional education themselves.

At BBC, our goal is to equip you to effectively communicate with your students and reflect Christ’s love in and out of the classroom.

Read about program requirements here.

Our programs

Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs

K-12 Education programs

Secondary Education programs

Core courses
Assessment of Learning
Psychology of Learning and Education
Educating the English Language Learner
Introduction to Education
Educating the Exceptional Learner
Introduction to the Special Learner

Making the program your own
To be officially admitted to a Teacher Education program, the Pennsylvania Department of Education requires you to complete 48 credit hours, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and submit satisfactory background clearances and verification of the absence of tuberculosis. Baptist Bible College School of Education requires an entrance portfolio which contains these and other requirements for verification.

You will also be required to meet the pre-student teaching competency requirements set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education before the student teaching experience.

To receive certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, you must successfully complete your program, including student teaching, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and pass the PAPA, PECT (for PreK-4th Grade) and PRAXIS II (for K-12 and Secondary programs) certification exam.

Many options after graduation
You will earn a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in your chosen area.You will graduate having completed coursework equivalent to a double major in Bible and Education . You may elect to receive a B.S. in Bible instead.

Your B.S. leads to certification by the Association of Christian Schools International, and by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well. Pennsylvania currently has certification reciprocity with 44 states, most likely enabling you to teach in the state of your choice.

Depending on which education degree you pursue, you will be qualified to teach, aid, or substitute in a daycare center, pre-school, elementary school, or high school setting. Because BBC is a fully accredited institution, you will also be equipped to pursue a master’s degree in a more specific area of study.

What they say
“I felt very prepared by the teachers at BBC. I learned a lot more in the classes than I thought I had. Getting to put everything into practice allowed me to see all that I have been taught. BBC professors are very prepared. They know what they are teaching and know what they need to teach in order to make us shine in the classroom."
- Sonya Butler, BBC graduate

“I felt privileged to be surrounded by faculty and staff who have a true heart to teach and train in a way that exemplifies excellence and commitment to impacting lives for Christ. The knowledge, skills, information, and attitude I take from BBC will serve well in my continued pursuit of excellence as a Christian teacher.”
- Charles Herman, BBC graduate

Learn more
If you have questions or need more information please contact the Administrative Assistant to the School of Education at schoolofeducation@bbc.edu or at 570.585.9355..

As an education major, you are required by Pennsylvania law to obtain and submit criminal background clearances and FBI fingerprinting results. The law requires a student desiring to enter a school for the purposes of field experience, student teaching, and certification to have clean reports.