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Master of Arts in Christian Education

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To serve in educational ministries (including ministry to children, youth, and adults; church administration; social work; ministers of discipleship, assimilation, maturity; and associate pastors) primarily in local churches, as well as missions, denominational agencies, and other related ministries.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Greg Mathias (Program Supervisor)

  • Dr. Randy Stone (Program Coordinator/Advisor)

Program Requirements

Master of Arts Core (27 hours)

Biblical Studies (12 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Interpreting the Old Testament 1

3

Interpreting the Old Testament 2

3

Interpreting the New Testament 1

3

Interpreting the New Testament 2

3

Theological/Historical Studies (9 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2 

3

Baptist Heritage

3

Applied Ministry Studies (6 hours)
*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format.

COURSE

HOURS

Evangelism (M)

OR

Christian Missions (M)

3

Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (M)

3

Christian Education Core (21 hours)

course

hours

Church Leadership and Administration (M)

3

Teaching the Bible

3

Teaching Practicum (M)

3

Lifespan Discipleship

3

Lifespan Development

3

Foundations of Christian Education 

3

Leading Team Based Ministry (M)

3

Christian Education Electives (9 hours)

course

hours

Select 9 hours from any Christian Education courses.

9

Free Electives (6 hours)

course

hours

These electives may be taken in Christian Education or in other disciplines.

6

Total Required: 63 hours

(M) Indicates course is available in a mentoring format, as well as other formats.

*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format.