This academic program is designed to train teachers for the Christian secondary 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.
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
- Reformers Unanimous
- Deaf ministry
- Bus ministry
- Blind ministry
- Soul-winning visitation
- Jail ministry
- Spanish work
- Rest home ministry
- Youth work
- Developmentally challenged ministry
The Secondary Education major requires a student to choose two teaching fields. A student is expected to be proficient in the teaching fields that she chooses. During her first year in college, she will be required to pass a proficiency test for the teaching fields that she picks. Teaching fields include the following: