Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    Dec 09, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Teaching and Learning Major

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Teaching and Learning program graduates earn a B.A. in Teaching and Learning as well as a minor in an approved CCU program. With up to 21 elective credit hours, students have options for a second minor, or study abroad. In addition, students can earn 3-6 graduate-level credits in this program that can be applied to the Curriculum and Instruction  Master of Arts program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

This non-licensure program is 120 credit hours and offers supervised clinical practice experiences in a wide variety of school settings. Upon program completion, the student can apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of vocations such as: youth ministry, non-licensed teaching opportunities, non/for-profit K-12 business positions, and K-12 publishing positions.

CCU graduates of the Teaching and Learning Major earn a CCU Area of Emphasis in Biblical Studies.

The Bachelor of Arts major in Teaching and Learning requires completion of 120 credit hours, including 100+ clinical practice hours in a school:
General Education Core (51 credit hours)
Teaching and Learning Major Core (30 credit hours)
Minor Core (18 credit hours)
General Electives (21 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (51 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Literature (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses:

Communication (6 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

Social Sciences (15 credit hours)

Take each of the following five courses:

Required Minor Core (18 credit hours)

Students must select a CCU Minor. Any CUS minor will satisfy this requirement. The minors listed below are suggested. Most minors require 18 credit hours, but some require 19-22 credit hours. General Elective requirements may be adjusted accordingly. A total of 120 credit hours is required for the B.A. Teaching and Learning major.

Biblical Studies Minor 
Biology Minor  
Business Minor  
Coaching Minor 
Communication Minor  
Global Studies Minor  
Intercultural Ministry Minor  
Leadership Studies Minor  
Management Minor  
Music Minor  
Outdoor Leadership Minor  
Psychology Minor  
Theatre Minor  
Youth Ministry Minor  

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Teaching and Learning

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Teaching and Learning to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, required minor, and major core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in all CCU coursework, and a C- or better in all major core courses.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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