Jun 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin

Religion, Secondary Education Concentration BA


The BA in Religion for Secondary Education includes all requirements in Religion for Seventh-day Adventist church certification and is designed for those seeking to teach religion on the secondary level. In order to meet Michigan State Teacher Certification requirements, an additional major and minor must be earned. Students must obtain a second advisor in the School of Education (College of Education & International Services) and consult regularly with that advisor as well as their Religion advisor.

Students planning to enter the seminary should select a major in theology. A religion major must be supplemented with seminary prerequisite courses. For entrance requirements, please consult the seminary portion of this bulletin. 

Total Credits - 124


Additional Requirements


  • A minimum grade of “C” for all major classes.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Major GPA of 2.50.
  • Practical service in accordance with the requirements of the department.
  • See Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum  for Additional Secondary Education graduation requirements.

Denominational Certification


Religion for Secondary Education includes all requirements in Religion for Seventh-day Adventist church certification and designated for those seeking to teach religion on the secondary level. In order to meet Michigan State Teacher Certification requirements an additional major and minor must be earned. Students must obtain a second advisor in the School of Education (College of Education & International Services) and consult regularly with that advisor as well as their Religion advisor.

Student Learning Outcomes


Graduates of this program will:

  • Document foundational knowledge in the areas of Bible, history, and theology from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective. (PO 1: Foundational Knowledge)
  • Effectively communicate the global mission, beliefs, and heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. (PO 3: Effectively Communicate Mission)
  • Exhibit growth in awareness of Christian values and life skills. (PO 4: Exhibit Growth)
  • Document service experiences & skills in community and cross-cultural contexts. (PO 5: Document Service Experiences & Skills)