Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Christian Education Specialization

Specialization Learning Outcomes

Calvary Chapel University seeks to enlighten student understanding to absolute biblical truth, instill within students practical instructional methods and develop habits within students that prepare them for a useful service in the Christian education field. The College of Biblical Studies – Christian Education desires to transform the Christian Education world in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.

Program Structure

To complete a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a specialization in Christian Education, students must complete the following Course Requirements.

General Education Requirements

Course ID

Course Name


BIO102 Science and the Bible 3
ENG101 Grammar & Composition 3
HIS111 Introduction to Church History 3
MAT111 College Mathematics 3
APO212 World Religions 3
HIS102 American Foundations 3
COM101 Principles of Speech 3
THE220 Christian Ethics 3
ART101 Survey of the Fine Arts 3
PHIL101 Philosophy 3
Total Credits: 30

Bible and Specialization Requirements

Course ID

Course Name


  Old Testament Studies (15 credits)  
 BIB201 Old Testament Survey I 3
BIB208 Old Testament Survey II 3
BIB204 Genesis 3
BIB206 Isaiah 3
BIB207 Psalms 3
  New Testament Studies (30 credits)  
BIB202 New Testament Survey I 3
BIB209 New Testament Survey II 3
BIB223 John 3
BIB220  Matthew 3
BIB272 Colossians 3
BIB205 Hebrews 3
BIB271 Acts 3
BIB274 Romans 3
BIB275 Galatians / Ephesians 3
BIB235 Daniel / Revelation 3
  THEOLOGY (15 credits)  
APO201 Apologetics 3
APO203 Contending for the Faith 3
THE219 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics 3
THE301 Bible Doctrines 3
THE402 Bible Theology 3
  MINISTRY (15 credits)  
BC215 Christian Living 3
MIN301 Missions and Evangelism 3
BC201 Biblical Counseling 3
THE401 Fundamentals of Faith 3
HIS111 Church History 3
Total Biblical Core: 75

Christian Education Requirements

Course ID

Course Name


ED229 Current Issues in Education 3
ED241 Philosophy of Christian Education 3
ED242 Cultural Diversity in Education 3
ED245 Principles of Instruction and Methods 3
ED248 Classroom Management 3
Total Program Credits: 120

Competency Assessment

Applicant’s skills and competencies to succeed in a distance education environment are assessed prior to acceptance via official transcripts, the online application, and required admission materials including a personal testimony to determine spiritual readiness.

Online Instructional Methods

Courses are disseminated 100% online through This program will use instructional methods such as, but not limited to: video lectures, reading and writing assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, and tests.

Online Grading Practices

Final tests or examinations are course specific and assessed with a rubric. Passing grades are determined by each instructor and stated in the course syllabus. Within 48 hours of submitting assignments, work is evaluated and a grade is posted in the online course grade book. Students have access to view their personal grades at any time. There is no mailing of institutional responses or evaluations of students’ work. All grading and communication with students is conducted within Populi, the online operating system.

Graduation Requirements

CCU awards a diploma to students who are in good standing upon the satisfactory completion of all degree requirements, as listed in the University Catalog for the year during which the student first enrolled.

To be eligible for a diploma, a student must:

  • Complete the approved program  through Calvary Chapel University
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Meet all University financial obligations.

Note: No grade below a C- will be applied toward a degree program at Calvary Chapel University. Please submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester. In order for you to receive your diploma all financial obligations must be met.