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

"My favorite class so far has definitely been T.I.P.S. (Teaching In a Pluralistic Society)...It was such a hard semester enduring the readings, projects, and papers for that class, but through homework, the lectures, and the challenging discussions, I learned so much about how to be diversity-minded while teaching. Though the class is focused on educating children, the topics that were raised really encouraged me to broaden my worldview and place aside hidden biases within myself. "
 - interdisciplinary studies major Daniel Sluis '16
Jonathan describes Covenant's master of education program and what sets it apart.