Teaching a Bible Elective Course in Public Schools

with Todd Steenbergen

Did you know that many states now have laws allowing and even requiring schools to offer elective Bible courses in public schools? While these courses cannot be taught devotionally, they do expose students to the influence of Scripture on history, literature, and culture. Come learn pro tips on teaching a Bible elective course.


Todd Steenbergen

About Todd Steenbergen

Todd Steenbergen is in his 27th year teaching history and currently serves as Social Studies Department Head at Barren County High School in Glasgow, Kentucky. In 2011, Steenbergen started teaching the elective course, “The Bible and It’s Influence,” that has been well received by students for almost ten years. With a background in Exceptional Childhood Education and teaching Advanced Placement United States History, Steenbergen has developed strategies within the classroom that can be geared for students at both ends of the learning spectrum.

With a love for historic travel, Steenbergen’s students have taken numerous trips to Washington, DC and New York City, among other places. Married to Ann for 34 years, Todd is a proud father of a daughter, Ashley Elrod, married to Tanner Elrod, living in Dayton, Ohio, and a son, Spencer, who is a junior at Western Kentucky University.

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