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Courses – Masters in Christian Education

Students wanting to enter the 36-credit Master’s Degree in Christian Education program must have completed a Bachelor Degree or an equivalent of 138 credit hours. The Master’s Degree in Christian Education prepares students for advanced professional competence in a Christian community.

Upon the successful completion of the Master’s Degree in Christian Education, the students should be able to:

  • demonstrate competence in communicating the Word effectively in a variety of settings

  • exercise skill in managing conflict

  • identify best practices for individual and corporate spiritual growth and formation

  • interpret the Bible with respect to its literary, historical, and theological context

  • communicate God’s truth clearly, accurately, and convincingly

  • develop advanced skills in Biblical Studies and Christian education in preparation for significant senior leadership in ministry

  • develop a Christian worldview in which attitudes and values are informed by Biblical standards

  • utilize insights gained from Biblical disciplines for the effective practice of Christian education in the church and the community

  • demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and direct educational ministries based on principles of leadership and administration and a sound philosophy of ministry

  • plan and implement transformational Biblical teachings grounded in sound educational practices and supported by relevant teaching theory and comprehensive human and spiritual development understandings

  • understand and value the administrative and leadership dimensions of ministry and develop skill in designing, implementing, and assessing educational ministry

  • gain a broad understanding of and appreciation for the history of educational ministry and the theological and philosophical underpinnings that have influenced its theory and practice

  • engage in a supervised educational ministry experience leading to growth in personal maturity and character

  • prepare men and women to become professional educators in Christian congregations or other educational settings

  • use research methods and resources in the discipline

  • formulate appropriate research questions

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