Jesusí Life Foretold


Instructor Name:††††††††† Dr. Karen Lea

Phone:†††††††††††††††††††††††† 509-891-7219

Office Hours:†††††††††††††† 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Monday - Friday

Email:††††††††††††††††††††††††† karen_lea@virtualeduc.com

Address:††††††††††††††††††††† Virtual Education Software

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Jesusí Life Foretold was written to help Christian school teachers/administrators, pastors, and other individuals link and analyze the historical prophecies of Jesusí birth, life, death, and resurrection to the New Testament records about Christís life. This course identifies many of the more than 300 prophecies concerning Jesus and links those to the recorded events.


This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or school computer. Technical support information can be found in the Help section of your course.

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Course Materials (Online)

Title:††††††††††††††† Jesusí Life Foretold

Instructor:††††††† Dr. Karen Lea

Publisher: ††††††† Virtual Education Software, inc. 2021

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Academic Integrity Statement

The structure and format of most distance-learning courses presume a high level of personal and academic integrity in completion and submission of coursework. Individuals enrolled in a distance-learning course are expected to adhere to the following standards of academic conduct.


Academic Work

Academic work submitted by the individual (such as papers, assignments, reports, tests) shall be the studentís own work or appropriately attributed, in part or in whole, to its correct source. Submission of commercially prepared (or group prepared) materials as if they are oneís own work is unacceptable.


Aiding Honesty in Others

The individual will encourage honesty in others by refraining from providing materials or information to another person with knowledge that these materials or information will be used improperly.


Violation of these academic standards will result in the assignment of a failing grade and subsequent loss of credit for the course.

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Level of Application

This course is designed as a course for Christian school teachers/administrators, pastors, and other individuals to have a solid grasp on Godís Word so that they can integrate the Word into their own lives and their teaching.

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Expected Learning Outcomes

As a result of taking this course, participants will be able to demonstrate their ability to:

1.       Identify the prophecies about Jesusí birth, life, death, and resurrection

2.       Identify the New Testament accounts linked to the prophecies

3.       Analyze the importance of such links to the Christian life

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Course Description

The Bible contains more than 300 prophecies about Jesusí birth, life, death, and resurrection. These prophecies are realized in the New Testament, and identifying the links and analyzing the importance of such historical documentation is critical to understanding the importance of Jesusí life.


Chapter 1: Jesusí Birth

This chapter focuses on the Old Testament prophecies concerning Jesusí birth and the New Testament historical accounts.


Chapter 2: Jesusí Life

Chapter 2 focuses on the Old Testament prophecies concerning Jesusí life and on the New Testament historical accounts.


Chapter 3: Jesusí Death

This chapter focuses on the Old and New Testament prophecies concerning Jesusí death and on the New Testament historical accounts.


Chapter 4: Jesusí Resurrection

This chapter focuses on the Old and New Testament prophecies concerning Jesusí resurrection and on the New Testament historical accounts.

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Student Expectations

As a student you will be expected to:

         Complete all four information sections showing a competent understanding of the material presented in each section.

         Complete all four section examinations, showing a competent understanding of the material presented.You must obtain an overall score of 70% or higher, with no individual exam score below 50%, to pass this course.*Please note: Minimum exam score requirements may vary by college or university; therefore, you should refer to your course addendum to determine what your minimum exam score requirements are.

         Complete a review of any section on which your examination score was below 50%.

         Retake any examination, after completing an information review, to increase that examination score to a minimum of 50%, making sure to also be achieving an overall exam score of a minimum 70% (maximum of three attempts). *Please note: Minimum exam score requirements may vary by college or university; therefore, you should refer to your course addendum to determine what your minimum exam score requirements are.

         Complete a course evaluation form at the end of the course.

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At the end of each chapter, you will be expected to complete an examination designed to assess your knowledge. You may take these exams a total of three times. Your last score will save, not the highest score.After your third attempt, each examination will lock and not allow further access.Your final grade for the course will be determined by calculating an average score of all exams.This score will be printed on your final certificate.As this is a self-paced computerized instruction program, you may review course information as often as necessary. You will not be able to exit any examinations until you have answered all questions. If you try to exit the exam before you complete all questions, your information will be lost. You are expected to complete the entire exam in one sitting.

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Instructor Description

Karen Lea holds a Ph.D. in education. Dr. Lea has fifteen yearsí experience teaching at the KĖ12 level and another fourteen yearsí experience teaching education courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Those fourteen years in higher education included six years as a dean at a faith-based university and seven additional years in charge of assessment and accreditation at a faith-based university. Currently she is an Assessment Developer at Western Governor's University and a full-time adjunct at Nazarene Bible College. Dr. Lea has been professionally published over fifteen times and has served on more than a dozen panels and boards, including the NCATE (CAEP) Board of Examiners.


Contacting the Instructor

You may contact the instructor by emailing karen_lea@virtualeduc.com or by calling (509) 891-7219 Monday through Friday. Calls made during office hours will be answered within 24 hours. Phone conferences will be limited to ten minutes per student, per day, given that this is a self-paced instructional program. Please do not contact the instructor about technical problems, course glitches, or other issues that involve the operation of the course.

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Technical Questions

If you have questions or problems related to the operation of this course, please try everything twice. If the problem persists please check our support pages for FAQs and known issues at www.virtualeduc.com and also the Help section of your course.


If you need personal assistance then email support@virtualeduc.com or call (509) 891-7219. When contacting technical support, please know your course version number (it is located at the bottom left side of the Welcome Screen) and your operating system, and be seated in front of the computer at the time of your call.


Minimum Computer Requirements

Please refer to VESiís website: www.virtualeduc.com or contact VESi if you have further questions about the compatibility of your operating system.

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Refer to the addendum regarding Grading Criteria, Course Completion Information, Items to be Submitted and how to submit your completed information. The addendum will also note any additional course assignments that you may be required to complete that are not listed in this syllabus.

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