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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an ability to interpret and teach biblical and theological truths that promote spiritual growth in a local church or ministry.

  2. Students will be able to design, implement, lead and assess a spiritual growth process within a ministry setting.

  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of foundational principles from the disciplines of human development and philosophy of education.

  4. Students will demonstrate growth in personal and spiritual maturity.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Adam Hughes (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.