Secondary Education (Ladies)

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.

Dr. Rebecca Piscitelli takes a moment after class to assist her student.

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
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:
BUSINESS A teaching field in business requires the following courses: Advanced Keyboarding | Teaching Business | Secretarial Procedures | Business Communications | Church and School Finance | Advanced-level business electives (11 credits)
MATHEMATICS A teaching field in mathematics requires the following courses: Teaching Algebra in the Secondary School | Algebra | Calculus and Analytic Geometry | Advanced Calculus | Linear Algebra
ENGLISH A teaching field in English requires the following courses: English Literature | American Literature | Teaching English in the Christian School | Teaching Diagramming and Spelling in the Christian School | Advanced Grammar | Advanced Composition
MUSIC A teaching field in music requires the following courses: History of Music II | Philosophy of Music | Music Theory I | Music Theory II | Choral Directing | Teaching Music in the Christian School | Choir or Orchestra | Private Study | Music in the Bible
HISTORY A teaching field in history requires the following courses: History of Civilization | United States History | Other advanced-level history courses
SCIENCE (BIOLOGICAL) A teaching field in biological science requires the following courses: Human Anatomy and Physiology | Invertebrate Biology | Vertebrate Biology | Botany| General Science Survey | Organic Chemistry
HOMEMAKING A teaching field in homemaking requires the following courses: Child Psychology | How to Rear Infants | Clothing Design and Construction I & II | Home Decorating | Women Used of God |Beginning Cooking | Baking | Canning and Freezing
SCIENCE (PHYSICAL) A teaching field in physical science requires courses within the following categories: Basic Physics (10 credits) | General Chemistry (10 credits) | Science electives (2 credits)


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 (3 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

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.

Bible elective


Bible electives (2 credits)

Systematic Theology I A study of the Bible doctrines of the Trinity, the Church, Heaven, and Hell.

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

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

Teaching field courses (6 credits) See above for teaching field opportunities and more details.

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.

Essentials of Student Counseling
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.

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.

Electives (2 credits)

Bible electives (2 credits)

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.

Adolescent Psychology


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.

Advanced Educational Methods I

Teaching field courses (10 credits) See above for teaching field opportunities and more details.

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.
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.

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.

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.

Teaching field courses (10 credits) See above for teaching field opportunities and more details.


Teaching field courses (16 credits) See above for teaching field opportunities and more details.
Student-Teaching Internship 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.

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.