Elementary Education (Grades Early Childhood - 6th) w/a Minor in Children’s Ministry, B.S.I.S.

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Elementary Education with a minor in Children's Ministry, B.S.I.S. is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The early childhood education degree with a minor in children’s ministry is an interdisciplinary track that involves intensive study in both the School of Education and the School of Religion and Philosophy.

Completing the education coursework leads to teaching certification in Texas, and the minor in children’s ministry provides additional principles of Christian leadership and spiritual formation, as well as a strong theological foundation.

Elementary education majors who are minoring in children’s ministry will take 55 hours of upper-level study, completing 37 hours from the early childhood education degree plan and 18 hours of religious education courses, such as Early Literacy and Phonics, Principles and Practices of Education, and Youth Ministry in the Church.


An Elementary Education Degree, B.S.I.S. requires 124 semester hours.  Students must pass the state content test (EC-6) generalist prior to clinical teaching.  36 hours are required for education courses and 18 hours of religion hours.  

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The School of Education has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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Organizations - Kappa Delta Pi

  • Kappa Delta Pi is an active chapter of the national honor society for education students.
  • To qualify, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be an education major.
  • Students take part in events such as workshops and conferences, books sales, and have access to grants and scholarships through the society.


  • Elementary Teacher
  • Christian School Teacher
  • Private School Teacher
  • Education Director/Church

School of Education Events

April 26, 2018


Help us Celebrate Wayland Champions!  Join us in the Hutch at 4:30.  Giveaways, free food, lots of fun!
4:30pm - 7pm, Hutcherson Center

April 27, 2018

PLV Campus - Student Teachi...

Student teaching second rotation ends.
All Day Van Howeling

August 16, 2018

Student Teacher Orientation

Student Teacher Orientation for Plainview Campus
All Day Plainview Campus

August 20, 2018

Student Teaching first rota...

Student Teaching first rotation begins for Plainview Campus
8am - 4pm, Plainview Campus

August 22, 2018

Classes Begin on Plainview...

Classes Begin on Plainview Campus
All Day Plainview Campus

October 5, 2018

First rotation of student t...

Student teachers end their first rotation in the classroom.
All Day Plainview Campus

October 8, 2018

Student Teaching second rot...

The second roation of student teaching begins.
All Day Plainview Campus

January 14, 2019

Plainview Campus Student Te...

Plainview Campus Student Teaching rotation begins
All Day Plainview Campus

March 1, 2019

Plainview Campus Student Te...

Plainview Campus Student Teaching first rotation ends
All Day Plainview Campus

April 26, 2019

Plainview Campus Student Te...

Plainview Campus Student Teaching second rotation ends
All Day Plainview Campus

April 26, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211)
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center, Room 211

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