Welcome to PS78Teachers!

The Mission of PS78Teachers is to encourage an interest in, and to facilitate the creation of, God-centered day schools and home schools in evangelical churches worldwide, and to equip teachers for these schools. All instruction is shaped by a Reformed biblical view of education. A key component of this ministry is the online Teacher Education Program.

Why PS78?

“PS78” is a reference to Psalms 78:4, a verse that commands the people of God to "not hide" but to pass on to the next generation the “glorious deeds of the Lord.” The PS78 Teacher Education Program is designed to equip parents and teachers with the knowledge, skills, and passion needed to more fully and faithfully carry out this task and to avoid teaching in such a way that God is perceived to be irrelevant and, therefore, hidden from our children.

Available courses

An introduction to the goals, requirements, and foundational beliefs of the PS78 Teacher Education Program. Students complete the Faith-Curriculum Integration Survey (Pre-Test). Required before registering for other courses.

Prerequisite: none. 1 credit hour.

A study of the implications of a biblical worldview and of the various foundational principles that guide in the selection of goals, content, and materials in the curriculum. Students evaluate these principles from a Christian perspective, and choose those appropriate for evaluating and changing classroom practice in day or home schools.

Prerequisite: EDU 600. 3 credit hours.

An introduction to research methods and designs and their application to educational settings. Emphasis is given to developing sufficient knowledge and skills to critique and apply research articles in the home or school classroom.

Prerequisite: EDU 610. 3 credit hours.

An application of a biblical worldview to the processes and products of curriculum development and assessment for the K-12 day or home school or school system. Students examine the steps in developing a course of study from a school's mission statement through the assessment process. The issue of local or national standards is addressed. Criteria for the evaluation of textbooks and other curriculum materials is developed.

Prerequisite: EDU 610, 620. 3 credit hours.

A comprehensive survey of current research on learning and its implications for classroom practice. Learning theories are related to a Christian view of the learner, the role of the teacher, and the learning process in order to develop effective and appropriate instructional and assessment models, which are then applied in a school-based project.

Prerequisite: EDU 610. 4 credit hours.

A study of strategies for planning instruction to create a better learning environment for all students. Instructional strategies, including the use of technology, are examined in the light of learning principles and other research findings. A biblical view of learners, teachers, curriculum, and the global community guides student inquiry.

Prerequisite: EDU 640. 4 credit hours.

A study of the process of designing curricula that are integrated and conceptually focused. Students will learn to design units of instruction that focus on major enduring understandings and principles, and reflect a biblical worldview, resulting in instruction that enables teachers to engage their students and help them remember and apply the concepts they learn.

Prerequisite: EDU 610, 710. 4 credit hours.

An in-depth study of the research literature related to the teaching of the various content fields. Emphasis is given to research that has implications for instruction, and to current trends in the design of curricula and teaching practice.

Prerequisite: EDU 620, 640. 3 credit hours.

A capstone, culminating project for PS78-TEP that incorporates content and integrates insights from all course work throughout the program. The project typically builds on plans for integrated curriculum and instruction developed in EDU 720 Integrative Approaches to Curriculum. In EDU 750, those plans are implemented in the classroom using an action research framework.

Prerequisites: EDU 620, 720. 3 credit hours.

A course to guide students through the process of creating an individualized Reformational Action Plan (RAP) to meet the need for change within their particular local. Adult learning theory will be reviewed to prepare students to be agents of change and teachers or teachers within their community.

Prerequisites: EDU 750. 2 credit hours

This course is a basic introduction to the science of biblical hermeneutics. Hermeneutics concerns the rules or guidelines to properly interpret Scripture. Teachers are taught to accurately read Scripture following time-tested, sound practices for exegesis, which is the deep study of a passage of scripture in order to extract the original meaning or principles intended by the human author AND the divine author, God.

Prerequisite: Successfully completed ALL course required for both biblical studies and educational components. 3 credit hours.

Teachers will write a brief commentary on an assigned book of the Bible. Careful study of Scripture is required in order to uncover/discover the biblical principles that apply to each area of study (academic disciplines) and to each aspect of teaching (instructional strategies). This final project is designed to help teachers grow in their ability to rightly read God’s Word so they can rightly apply God’s Word to whatever academic discipline they are teaching, as well as be able to rightly teach God’s Word directly to students in Bible class, chapel, and one-on-one.