16 weeks (semester)
Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster
Do you have a passion for helping others learn? Do you want to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of young learners? However you want to use your teaching degree in the future – whether it’s a public school, a private Christian school, or abroad – the education you’ll receive at LBC will prepare you for it.
At Lancaster Bible College, we strive to prepare teachers who are reflective, relational and relevant. We place a special emphasis on training you to think biblically, equipping you to impact your educational community for Christ, and most importantly, teaching you to integrate God’s truth into both your personal life and professional practice. Through our unique combination of education and Bible classes, you’ll learn about the characteristics of middle level learners, how to apply strategies necessary for effective instruction in both self-contained and subject-centered classrooms and much more.
Starting in your very first semester, you’ll get hands-on training through field experiences in local public and private schools, and your field experiences continue all the way to student teaching. We combine the theory of education with practice, giving you the opportunity to develop into an effective educator and graduate prepared to impact the next generation of students. Our specially formatted program allows you to combine your interest in specific subject matters along with your desire to make a difference in the lives of students in grades four to eight. Our middle level students train to be content matter specialists in their selected fields. These 2 specialization are options to enhance your training:
If you’re ready to start training to become a teacher, apply to our middle level education major today.
Where LBC Students Have Interned or Student Taught
License, Certification & Credential Information
Graduates from this major receive Pennsylvania Instructional I (4-8) and ACSI Standard (K-8)
Can I Transfer Credits?
Yes! Read about LBC’s transfer policy
Bible & Theology Core 38 Credits
Arts & Sciences Core 69 Credits
Major Core 48 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Hear from Becca Foxwell (’10), a first grade teacher and graduate of LBC, was named the 2016 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.
Programs leading to teacher certification are approved by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
The Middle Level Education bachelor’s degree prepares students for various of educational contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:
EDU 101 The Teaching Profession
EDU 204 Instructional Design
ELM 302 Introduction to the Middle Grades
EDU 301 EDU Internship I
EDU 425 Education Assessment for Classroom Teachers
EDU 302 EDU Internship II
EDU 333 The Exceptional Child
ELM 313 Teaching Math in Middle Grades
EDU 401 EDU Internship III
EDU 410 Teaching the English Language Learner
EDU 430 Classroom Management
ELM 312 Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
EDU 402 EDU Internship IV
EDU 335 Inclusionary Practices
EDU 450 Teacher Education Practices
EDU 461 Cross Cultural Experience
EDU 492 Student Teaching Seminar
EDU 499 Student Teaching
Visit the catalog for the complete listing and descriptions.