Upon completion of the AA in Education, you will be equipped with a biblical worldview, critical thinking skills, and a foundational knowledge of educational theory, child development, and the American system of education, including the challenges of poverty, cross-cultural issues, and the underserved in our American culture.
By partnering with Illinois State University, we can offer our students a strong foundation in Bible, theology, and general education from a Christian perspective in addition to professional education courses for teacher licensure. Upon completion of this dual degree, students will have an Associate of Arts in Education from LCU and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Illinois State University. The program typically takes four years to complete. The first two years the student will take courses on campus at LCU. The final two years the student will take courses at Illinois State University. The student will have the option to live on LCU’s campus for all four years.
Our goal in offering an AA in Education is to prepare Christian educators to serve diverse learners in diverse cultures—because God has charged us with this responsibility and privilege. We aim to produce Christian educators who are seeking to become masterful teachers after the example of Jesus Christ.