Department of Education (Undergraduate)
Major: Elementary Education K-6
Minors: Secondary Education 7-12 in:
- Social Studies
- Early Childhood
- Remedial Reading
- Computer Applications
- Mild/Moderate Special Education (K-8)
PACE: Bachelor's of Education for Teacher Assistants
The School of Education at Belhaven seeks to provide education majors with a way of life, not just a higher education degree. Belhaven offers an accredited degree in Elementary Education, and through teaching the importance of strong academic content preparation and professional knowledge and skills development, Belhaven education courses train students to become agents of change within the classroom. By affirming the qualities of integrity, compassion and leadership through service, the Belhaven bachelor degree in education prepares students for a lifetime of servant leadership in the classroom. The School of Education's mission is to produce well-trained, state certified teachers and concerned, compassionate individuals dedicated to helping each student fulfill his God given potential.
With this in mind, students in the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program, planning to teach in the elementary or secondary school system must meet all requirements for graduation from Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, as well as complete education courses specified for teacher licensure. Internships are required. Teaching is an important ministry of service as well as an occupation, and the Belhaven University education degree programs strive to produce teachers who are Servant Leaders in their schools, communities, and churches.
ADMISSION TO BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY ADMIT ONE TO TEACHER EDUCATION.