Bachelor’s of Science or Bachelor’s of Art

Points of Distinction:

  • The Christian Teaching degree program uniquely equips students to view teaching as a ministry.
  • Students in this program are prepared to teach effectively and bring learning alive for students.
  • Each student in the program is required to do a teaching practicum, observations, and student teaching.
  • Graduates of this program learn alternative routes to certification such as through American Board or Master’s in Teaching programs.

Possible Careers:

  • High School Teacher
  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Assistant Principal
  • Overseas Teacher
  • School District Administrator
  • Curriculum Design
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Juvenile Corrections Worker
  • Camp Director
  • Youth Organization Director
  • Daycare Administration
  • Adult English as a Second Language
  • Adult Education teacher

How do I become certified?

The Christian Teaching degree does not lead directly to certification. Boise Bible encourages and prepares students to become certified through alternative routes.

Route #1: Obtain a Bachelor’s in Science in Christian Teaching, then apply to a Master’s in Teaching or Masters in Education program from a graduate program in the state you wish to teach. Generally, graduate degree programs accept any Bachelor’s degrees from any college, however, we’ve found students have more success when attending another Christian college or university. We’ve had students attend M.A.T and M.Ed. programs at George Fox University, Northwest Nazarene University, Johnson University, and many others.

Route #2: Obtain a Bachelor’s in Science in Christian Teaching at Boise Bible College and complete a Passport to Teaching Program through American Board. As of July 2020 this path can lead to certification in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin. Some students begin their American Board journey their junior or senior year while others wait until after graduation, but the journey is different based on the state.

For additional information about the Christian Teaching Degree, see the catalog or contact our Christian Teaching department head, Amber Gove, at boisebible@boisebible.edu.

This program was consistent with my Master’s program, but the best preparation I gained at BBC was a paradigm that looks at the work in the classroom as a mission, and an opportunity to be Jesus to students.

Boise Bible College instilled a love for the art of teaching, but even more so, it instilled a love for molding humans, which at the end of the day supersedes.

Mariah Irwin


Program Breakdown

All 4- and 2-year degrees at Boise Bible College are built around three components: General Education, Bible Major, Ministry Program.

It is necessary to fulfill all requirements in each of these components in order to successfully complete the degree. Each component, and each course, plays a role in your overall development as a person of influence

General Studies (1 credit)
  • Bible College Navigator
Language and Communication (18 credits)
  • Public Speaking
  • English Grammar & Composition
  • Research & Writing
  • Greek Basics 1-3 (only for Bachelor of Arts degrees)
Philosophy (8 credits)
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, or Worldviews
History (6 credits)
  • Survey of Church History
  • Church History: The Early Church, The Reformation, or Christianity in America
Math/Science (choose 3 credits)
  • Personal Finances
  • Theory of Intelligent Design
Social Science (choose 3 credits*)
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • General Psychology
  • Sociology
Guided Electives (3 credits)
  • American Sign Language
  • Recent American History
  • Introduction to Literature
  • American Literature
  • Classics of Christian Literature
  • Music History and Appreciation
  • Sociology
Electives (7 credits
  • General Electives (may not include Bible, theology, or ministry courses)
  • Open Electives (may include any course offered)
Bible (25 credits)
  • Journey Through the Bible
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Life of Christ (choose two of three sections)
  • 1, 2 Timothy & Titus
  • History of Israel
  • Romans
  • Greek Exegesis 1-2 (only for Bachelor of Arts degrees)
Theology (16 credits)
  • Survey of Bible Doctrine
  • Biblical Interpretation and Resources
  • Restoration Movement Principles
  • Origin and Nature of the Bible
  • Historical Theology
  • Advanced Bible Doctrine
Bible or Theology Electives (3 credits)
Christian Ministries Core (17 credits)
  • Christian Life
  • Introduction to Vocational Ministries
  • WayPoints Program (1 of 4)
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Principles of Instruction
  • Foundations for Spiritual Growth
  • Women in Ministry or Life in Ministry
  • Christian Leadership
Christian Teaching Core (14 credits)
  • Advanced Teaching
  • Developmental Psychology
  • History & Philosophy of Education
  • Classroom Practicum
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Educational Psychology
Education or Subject Electives (8 credits)
Ministry Electives (3 credits)
Internship (2 credits)