Elementary Education (Ladies)

This academic program is designed to train teachers for the Christian elementary school. The Education Department has been carefully crafted with spirit-filled classroom instruction and practical teaching opportunities. We believe it is urgent to train future educators to become proficient in their field to meet the high demand for quality Christian educators around the world.

At Hyles-Anderson College, you will encounter an 8:1 student-teacher ratio, making your professors available to help you reach your personal goals. Your teachers not only are experts in their fields, but they also set a solid Christian example and lead the way both academically and spiritually.

Students have many opportunities to teach, both in front of peers as well as within the Hammond Baptist School system. Before graduating, all students with an education major must complete a student-teaching internship. This vital opportunity gives them actual classroom teaching experience and a chance to be mentored by and work under experienced master teachers.

Mrs. Belinda Gaona in Great Teaching Methods

While attending the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, students learn from pulpit preaching, invitations, baptismal services, funerals, weddings, business meetings, and much more. Each student studies the varied, successful ministries of the First Baptist Church and has the opportunity to be involved in these ministries, which include the following:

  • Church planting
  • Truck stop ministry
  • Sunday schools
  • Choirs
  • Discipleship
  • Orchestra
  • Reformers Unanimous
  • Deaf ministry
  • Bus ministry
  • Blind ministry
  • Soul-winning visitation
  • Jail ministry
  • Spanish work
  • Rest home ministry
  • Youth work
  • Developmentally challenged ministry


Old Testament Survey This course is a foundational survey of the Old Testament. The purpose, distinctives, characteristics, and broad outline of each book are presented to give a grasp of the entire Old Testament.

English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).

Personal Evangelism This course provides an emphasis on the man, methods, message, and means of evangelism, and it includes a careful study of the Spirit-filled life of the soul winner as well as the work.

Bible electives (2 credits)

Life Skills A course covering a variety of topics including finances, study skills, health, critical-thinking skills, time management, life planning, and more.

Christian Womanhood I A Bible-based course covering basic concepts and philosophies of women in Christian ministry. Biblical expectations and practical applications of key Scriptures pertaining primarily to women and the ministries in which they are involved are explored and discussed.

Electives (4 credits)
Child Psychology The development of the child to adolescent age, including the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, social, moral, and spiritual phases of life, is studied.

Speech Basic principles of public speaking with a special emphasis on pulpit and platform techniques are taught.

New Testament Survey This foundational survey of the New Testament covers the author, background, and purpose, as well as a broad outline of each book to give a grasp of the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the beginning, purpose, place, and instructions concerning the New Testament Church.

English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).

21st-Century Missions

Bible electives (2 credits)

Christian Womanhood II A Bible-based course covering advanced concepts and philosophies of women in Christian ministry. Behavior, thought processes, and relational dynamics in both personal and professional venues are highlighted in this course.

Personal Finance This course, presented with a Biblical view of money and finances, trains students to handle financial matters, including the basics of setting up a family budget, dealing with credit, types of insurance coverage, and bank accounts.


Introduction to Education This course includes a brief history of education and its importance to our culture. It also gives an introduction to the art of teaching.

United States History I The history of the United States from the pre-Columbian civilizations to 1877, studying the political, social, and economic developments of America.

English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).

Physical Science Survey I A chemistry survey course including topics such as the history of natural science, the origins and objectives of modern science, atomic and molecular theory, and chemical terminology.


General Mathematics A course that includes simple arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, proportions, word problems, properties of real numbers, exponents, and an introduction to algebra.
Systematic Theology I A study of the Bible doctrines of the Trinity, the Church, Heaven, and Hell.

Educational Psychology The use of psychology in the classroom is brought out through case studies.

Philosophy of Education This study places Christian education in its proper perspective with an emphasis upon its historical and philosophical developments. The course also emphasizes the philosophy behind the methods and goals of Christian education.

United States History II The history of the United States from 1877 to the present day covering the major eras during this time period.


Physical Science Survey II A physics survey course including such topics as Newtonian mechanics as well as electric and magnetic phenomena.


Great Teaching Methods A study of various teaching techniques, making provision for individual differences, discipline methods, and lesson planning. This course is a prerequisite to all other method courses.

Fundamentals of Music A study of the fundamentals of music, including notation, basic forms of rhythm, keys, major scales, music terminology, and intervals.

Advanced Educational Methods I

Baptist Principles and Preachers A course covering the foundational beliefs of Baptists and the leaders of fundamental, independent Baptists in America.

Bible elective

Biological Science Survey I This course prepares students to understand the fundamental principles and characteristics of living organisms by examining biochemistry, cell biology, basic genetics, the origin of life, and microbiology.
Biological Science Survey II The fundamental principles of living organisms are presented as an overview of the plant, fungi, and animal kingdoms, followed by a brief overview of essential human anatomy and physiology.

Teaching Music in the Elementary School Basic course involving techniques used in teaching songs, rhythm, notation, instruments, and the appreciation of music along with organization of music materials, sources of music, and how to teach general music in the Christian school.

Women in Christian Ministry This course focuses on the practical challenges, opportunities, and demands a Christian lady faces in whichever ministry she is serving. Various and strategic areas of self and service are practically addressed in context of her relationship with Jesus Christ.

Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School This program will include lesson planning of games, activities, and skills appropriate to the grade level of students in the elementary school. This course includes teaching of individual skills, team sports, and physical fitness, as well as written knowledge of rules, procedures, and teaching methods.

Advanced Educational Methods II This course is designed to help prospective teachers refine their teaching abilities. Lesson planning, methodology, and pedagogy are covered. The student is required to give several in-class presentations.


Student-Teaching Internship (one semester) Students gain active classroom experience and put into practice everything they have learned from previous classes by completing a student-teaching internship at Hammond Baptist Schools under the direction of an experienced master teacher.
Children's Literature This course is a survey of literature for children at different grade levels with an emphasis on the telling of children’s stories.

Women of the Bible A study of various women in the Bible examining their faith, spirituality, strengths, weaknesses, values, qualities, ethics, and ultimate successes and/or failures in God’s prescribed role for their lives.

Teaching Math in the Elementary School Instruction is given in the transfer of mathematical principles in line with the spiritual and physical life with practice in the class on how to instruct children.

Class Projects in the Elementary School This course incorporates various ideas that can be used as projects in the elementary classroom. Thematic, seasonal, and art project ideas will be given. Emphasis will be placed on preparing future teachers for parent-teacher meetings and fund-raising events.

Teachers’ Writing Seminar A study of the mechanics of writing, giving practice in revision. The curriculum includes development of technique and style, punctuation and capitalization, and practice in writing letters, narrative writings, essays, and descriptive paragraphs.

Bible electives (2 credits)

Nursery and Child Care The students gain practical, supervised experience in baby care, safety procedures, nursery organization, teaching the youngest of preschoolers, and being the face of Christianity to the general public by taking the online nursery course, by completing and using various projects as they help to lead groups of children, and by practicing their baby-care techniques in the nurseries of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

For more information, please consult the college catalog.

You may also contact the Academic Office at 219.365.4031, ext. 1210.

Dr. Pete Cowling conducts an experiment in the science lab.