The Abbey Difference
A Close-Knit Program with a Wide Reputation Belmont Abbey’s education programs have a well-known reputation for quality and excellence. One distinction of our bachelor’s degrees is class size: students study in close-knit cohorts of no more than 20 classmates in courses that promote critical thinking and provide opportunities for active engagement. Exceptional Faculty Belmont Abbey College boasts an exceptional education faculty. Our instructors are expert advocates for quality K-12 education. Not only do they have extensive experience as classroom teachers as well as individual areas of educational expertise, they also present regularly at national education conferences and are strong contributors to the body of knowledge in the field. Some are respected educational authors. For example, our department chair, Dr. Sara Davis Powell, is the author of two popular college textbooks, both in the 4th edition, published by Pearson: Your Introduction to Education and Introduction to Middle Level Education.
To be eligible for acceptance into the degree program, the student must declare the major and have completed at least 9 hours of education coursework. The student must complete 30 hours of required major coursework, including an internship, with a minimum grade of “C” in each.
Any CCPS student who has not previously attended college or has not been enrolled full-time during the past three (3) years must enroll in AD 101 Adult to
In addition to the other Core Curriculum requirements, the following are specific core requirements:
- ED 300 Introduction to Education
- ED 303 Children’s Literature
- ED 305 Introduction to the Exceptional Child
- ED308 Perspectives in Education
- ED 310W Educational Dev. and Psychology
- 300-400 Level Psychology or Sociology course
- BU 315W Business Communication
- ED 315 Arts Integration
- ED 460 Internship and Seminar
- Educational Studies majors are encouraged to pursue a double major or at least one minor totaling 37-40 hours
It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.