Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Teacher Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Teacher Education program is designed for students who wish to complete a four-year program. Degree requirements are specific to an Elementary Emphasis or a Secondary Emphasis, both 126-credit-hour programs. The programs consist of classroom instruction and practical experience: observing experienced teachers, receiving apprenticeship training, and practice teaching. The Teacher Education program at IBCS is primarily concerned with preparing teachers to teach in the Christian school community.

Program Learning Outcomes

Through the Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Teacher Education program, IBCS seeks to:

  1. Instill knowledge, discernment, and wisdom so that the IBCS student may be able to critically read, write, and reason within a culturally and philosophically diverse society.
  2. Cultivate a genuine love for God and mankind through a dependent relationship with the Holy Spirit that demonstrates itself by living and ministering like Christ daily.
  3. Prepare disciples to be theologically committed and culturally conversant while engaging, evangelizing, and educating others.
  4. Train theology and socially aware educators who possess a Christo-centric worldview, demonstrable skills in curriculum and methods, an understanding of diverse learning environments, adaptable classroom expertise, and recognized credentials to train others also.


Department Head

Mrs. Susannah Dornan
Mrs. Susannah Dornan
Susannah Dornan earned a degree in Bible and Elementary Education from IBCS and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. She was honored as Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Council for Private Education in 2014 and by her administration and co-workers in 2015. She has been teaching for over 10 years.