Science Education 5-8: General Science (B.A.)
PHY112
112D
Introduction to Astronomy
and Introduction to Astronomy Lab 1
4
GEL168
168D
Geology
and Geology Lab 1
4
CHE113
113D
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab 1
4
CHE214
CHE215
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab 1
4
PHY102
102D
Concepts in Physics
and Concepts in Physics Lab 1
4
BIO118
118D
General Biology
and General Biology Lab 1
4
MAT123MPrecalculus 13-4
or PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design
EDU200Introduction to Education3
EDU201Introduction to Education Field Experience1
EDU203School Health and Drugs2
EDU220Introduction to Middle Level Education3
EDU240Educational Psychology3
EDU241Educational Psychology Field Experience1
EDU317GZEducational Equity 13
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU428Methods in Teaching 5-8 Science2
EDU429Science Education Practicum in Grades 5-8 or 5-121
EDU490Student Teaching Block 314
Major63-64
General Education49-50
Electives 210
Total Credits122-124
1

This course meets a General Education requirement

2

Since several courses in the major fulfill/meet General Education requirements, students have room for additional electives

3

In order to meet requirements for endorsements and duel-majors this number is subject to change. Students should consult with their advisor. 

Note:

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each content area and education course in the major (CHE, PHY, MAT, EDU). Courses with grades of C- or lower must be repeated. 

B.A. in General Science Education 5-8 (2016-2017): Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO118
118D General Biology and General Biology Lab
4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3Choose from Math: MAT12M Calculus OR PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design 4
CHE113
113D General Chemistry I
4 CHE214
CHE215 General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab
4
GES106  GES110 3
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100 1
 15 3 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEL168
168D Geology
4Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3EDU200 Introduction to Education3
THE201 Christian Theology3 EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1
Second Language (S) course1 4 PHY102
102D Concepts in Physics and Concepts in Physics Lab
4
Electives 3 World Culture (U) course 3
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 14 3 12
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU220 Introduction to Middle Level Education3Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3EDU240 Educational Psychology3
EDU317GZ Educational Equity3 EDU241 Educational Psychology Field Experience1
PHY112
112D Introduction to Astronomy
4 EDU203 School Health and Drugs2
Science, Technology & Society (K) course 3 Elective 9
 13 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3EDU490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU321 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1  
EDU420 Methods in Teaching 5-12 Science3  
EDU429 Science Education Practicum in Grades 5-8 or 5-121  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
Electives 4-6  
 10-15 3 14
Total Credits: 121-126
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

May be taken in fall of senior year. 

3

 The Education Department offers interim strips that meet the U requirement -EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Options.

MN Basic Skills tests (MTLE) required for full admission to the Education Department.

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual total can be reduced to 122

This program assumes that a student will use BIO118D, GES217GZ, and math course to meet the general education Laboratory Science (D), Comparative Systems (G) and Math requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in General Science Education 5-8 (2016-2017): Option 2- Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO118
118D General Biology and General Biology Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
CHE113
113D General Chemistry I
4 CHE214
CHE215 General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab
4
GES106  GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 PEA100 1
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 Choose from Math: MAT12M Calculus OR PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design 4
 15 4 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEL168
168D Geology
4World Cultures (U) course3 3EDU200 Introduction to Education3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1
Second Language (S) course1 4 EDU203 School Health and Drugs2
Electives 3 PHY102
102D Concepts in Physics and Concepts in Physics Lab
4
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 15 3 11
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU317GZ Educational Equity3Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3EDU220 Introduction to Middle Level Education3
PHY112
112D Introduction to Astronomy
4 EDU240 Educational Psychology3
Science, Technology & Society (K) course 3 EDU241 Educational Psychology Field Experience1
Electives 3 Elective 9
 13 3 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3EDU490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU321 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1  
EDU420 Methods in Teaching 5-12 Science3  
EDU429 Science Education Practicum in Grades 5-8 or 5-121  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
Electives 6  
 12-15 3 14
Total Credits: 125-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

May be taken in fall of senior year. 

3

 The Education Department offers interim strips that meet the U requirement -EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Options.

MN Basic Skills tests (MTLE) required for full admission to the Education Department.

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual total can be reduced to 122

This program assumes that a student will use BIO118D, GES217GZ, and math course to meet the general education Laboratory Science (D), Comparative Systems (G) and Math requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

Overview

The Ministry Scholars program is Bethel University's 5-year Bachelor's Degree and Master of Arts in Ministry program that reduces cost and time-to-completion by streamlining undergraduate and graduate education. Graduates receive a Bachelor's degree from Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Bethel Seminary. This program is well suited for a variety of majors who want to become equipped to lead churches, parachurch organizations, and other ministries. It is also a good fit for ministry-minded students who want to pursue bi-vocational ministry or work outside of professional ministry. Students learn from successful ministry leaders and experts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Spiritual and Personal Formation, and Transformational Leadership. This program offers supplemental training resources, cohort-based activities, and mentorship opportunities to prepare ministry-minded students for effective ministry leadership. Students also gain valuable field experience in local churches and ministry settings.

The objectives of the program are that graduates will demonstrate age-appropriate growth and ultimately ministry leadership preparedness in the following domains:

  1. Spiritual life: Students will grow spiritually, deepening their love for, commitment to, and dependence on God, and develop an instinct to trust in God and to connect intimately with God.
  2. Discernment of call: They will clarify and reaffirm their sense of calling to glorify God, to work in Christ’s church and to serve humanity sacrificially.
  3. Emotional maturity: They will become emotionally mature adults, possessing the ability to sense and manage emotions, to see others’ perspectives, to sympathize and empathize, to follow and lead as appropriate and to foster healthy relationships.
  4. Cultural competence: They will become culturally aware, gaining a perspective that all cultures possess strengths and vulnerabilities, an ability to work across cultural lines and an appreciation that diverse teams are stronger teams.
  5. Bible knowledge: They will gain a clear understanding of the Bible’s content and a deep and abiding passion for the truth of the Gospel.
  6. Spiritual wisdom: They will grow in wisdom, possessing a capacity to apply the Bible so that others are inspired by their teaching and preaching to live out biblical truth and experience human flourishing.
  7. Intellectual virtues: They will develop virtues such as critical thinking, respect for data, intellectual humility, and thirst for learning, combined with the skill to interpret and teach the Bible accurately.
  8. Leadership capacity: They will learn to follow leaders and to lead followers—enlisting people, building teams, leading change and achieving results.
  9. Godly character: They will become virtuous people—individuals who love others, speak truth, live humbly, sacrifice their own interests, live justly, express joy and show compassion.

What is Bethel looking for in a Ministry Scholar?

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (cumulative college grade point average or unweighted high school GPA if the student has less than one year of college experience), and maintenance of 3.0 minimum GPA throughout the duration of the Ministry Scholars program while enrolled at CAS and Seminary.

  • Able to provide a pastoral or ministry leader reference that speaks to the student’s character and call to ministry.

  • Committed to prioritizing activities and retreats offered for Ministry Scholars, enabling the individual to develop a strong sense of community.

Click here for more information on the Ministry Scholars program at Bethel University