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Religion, Secondary Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fair Plain, MI, United States
The Religion, Secondary Education program of Andrews University includes all requirements in Religion for Seventh-day Adventist church certification and is designed for those seeking to teach religion on the secondary level.
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Overview

Program Features

In order to meet Michigan State Teacher Certification requirements, an additional major and minor must be earned. Students must obtain a second advisor in the School of Education (College of Education & International Services) and consult regularly with that advisor as well as their Religion advisor.

Students planning to enter the seminary should select a major in theology. A religion major must be supplemented with seminary prerequisite courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Religion, Secondary Education program of Andrews University will:

  • Document foundational knowledge in the areas of Bible, history, and theology from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective. (PO 1: Foundational Knowledge)
  • Effectively communicate the global mission, beliefs, and heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. (PO 3: Effectively Communicate Mission)
  • Exhibit growth in awareness of Christian values and life skills. (PO 4: Exhibit Growth)
  • Document service experiences & skills in community and cross-cultural contexts. (PO 5: Document Service Experiences & Skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Jesus in His Time and Ours
  • Teaching
  • Strategies for Educating Exceptional and Diverse Learners
  • Principles Of Teaching and Learning

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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