The Department of Education and Psychology at Southwestern Adventist University work to prepare teachers for elementary and secondary teaching positions in both public and faith-based school settings as well as those seeking a career in psychology.


Academic Foundations for education and psychology covers a variety of areas of study to prepare students for college-level coursework. This includes courses in English, history, social sciences, mathematics, computer science, health, physical education, and religion.


There are many courses to choose from while you pursue a degree from the Department of Education and Psychology. We’ve made it easy for you. Academic Foundations gives you applicable courses that will strengthen your knowledge base to help benefit your career in Education and Psychology.



  • Bilingual Educators
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Diagnosticians
  • Lead Teachers
  • Principals
  • Special Education Specialists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Superintendents


Expected employment growth of K-12 Teaching Positions through 2022

Item #TitleCredits
ENGL 121Freshman Compostition3
ENGL 220Research Writing3
 ENGL 231 or ENGL 2323
 Sub-Total Credits9


History & Social Sciences  
Item #TitleCredits
HIST 111United States History to 18653
HIST 112United States History from 18653
HIST 242Historical and Political Geography3
POLS 211National and Texas Constitutions3
 Sub-Total Credits12



Math/Natural and Computer Science  
Item #TitleCredits
MATH 131Applied Mathematics3
 Life and Physical Science General Education Requirement8
 Sub-Total Credits



Health & Physical Education  
Item #TitleCredits
UNIV 111Wellness for Life2
 Kinesiology General Education Requirement2
 Sub-Total Credits4


Item #TitleCredits
RELT 101Christian Beliefs3
RELT 201Bible Study Methods3
RELH 230History of the SDA Church3
 RELB Upper Division3
 Sub-Total Credits12

Faculty Profiles

Cheryl The, Ph.D.

Education & Psychology
Assistant Professor

Michael England, EdD

Education & Psychology

Heather Archer Wilson, ME.D

Education & Psychology
Assistant Professor

Lynette Frantzen, PhD

Education & Psychology
Assistant Professor

Michelle Quiej, BS

Education & Psychology
Administrative Assistant