Bruce R. Young

Professor of Education
On faculty since 2004




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EdD, University of San Francisco

MA, Holy Names University

BA, Covenant College

City College of San Francisco


Professional Interests

My research interests concern the biblical integration of curriculum as well as math and science education, particularly from a Christian perspective. I am interested in exploring the use of technology in relation to instructional strategies.


Personal Interests

My wife and I have eight children ranging in age from 34 years to nine years old. Our seventh child has Down Syndrome. Having a child with special needs has been both a blessing and a challenge. I'm interested, along with my wife, in learning more about educating children with special needs.


In my free time, in addition to researching issues related to education, I write music and play guitar.


Covenant Activities

I have served on the Curriculum Committee for three years. The last two years I have served as the committee chair. I was the first sponsor of the Hip Hop Club at Covenant, started by my daughter in 2004. In the 2008-09 school year I will be co-sponsoring the Education Club.


Professional Membership

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


Selected Publications

  • Oobleck: A constructivist science lesson from a Christian perspective. Teaching With Compassion, Competence, Commitment, 2(1), 47-53. (2008).
  • The Mathematics Classroom as a Place of Worship, Workshop for ACSI Convention, Birmingham, (2008).
  • Science on a Budget, Workshop for ACSI Convention, Birmingham, (2007).
  • "The Collaborative Community: A Model for Christian Schooling" In Schools As Communities, edited by James Drexler, Colorado Springs: Purposeful Designs. (2007).

"The education department at Covenant College has really helped us prepare for teaching careers, and they provide us with many opportunities to work in classrooms along the way. I was able to work with a classroom as early as my freshman year. Being able to go into an elementary school classroom and utilize what we have learned in our classes has been extremely helpful for me to not only learn what I am studying, but also learn how to use it."
 - education major Mark Paczewski '16

"I love being an elementary education major and having the close-knit community of elementary education majors. Covenant’s education department excels at providing opportunities for students to be in the classrooms throughout the entire degree program, even as early on as first semester of your freshman year in Intro to Teaching. I have really enjoyed spending time down at a school in Chattanooga this semester to give me hands-on experience to relate to what I am learning in my coursework."
 - education major Grace Ann Arnold '18
Jonathan describes Covenant's master of education program and what sets it apart.