Master of Arts in Christian Education

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Master of Arts in Christian Education

The Master of Arts in Christian Education is designed for persons who desire to prepare for leadership positions in church and para-church organizations including formal education ministries. This program will enable students to grow in their ability to formulate a biblical philosophy of education and to apply that philosophy to the Asian context. Students will gain an understanding of basic principles of teaching and learning as well as develop specific competencies for teaching, organizing, and administeringeducational programs. The students will learn to design curricula to fit the needs of their target audience. Growth in ability to apply selected principles of pedagogy and andragogy to specific age groups and to families is a key objective of the Master of Arts in Christian Education. This program also addresses students’ needs to be theologically informed and to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. The Master of Arts in Christian Education builds upon the Graduate Diploma in Christian Education. As a degree program it focuses on Christian Education as a profession.

Students may follow one of two plans consisting of sixty three units each including prerequisites. Plan A involves completing a thesis/project. Plan B allows students to take comprehensive examinations instead of writing a thesis. In addition to classroom studies, Master of Arts in Christian Education students are required to complete one internship and participate in care groups for two semesters.

Plan A - Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
0
CORE COURSES
Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection (HTR) (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible
New Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth (Must be taken during student's 1st. Year of registration)
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 or 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
21
FOCUS COURSES
Principles of Curriculum Development and Assessment (Prerequisite: EdPM)
Educational Leadership and Management (EdLM)
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
History, Philosophy & Theology of Christian Education
Instructional Design and Supervision (Prerequisite: EdPM & Curriculum Devt)
Psychology and Social Development
CE Focus Elective
21
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
6
PRACTICUM/Internship
3
Thesis
6
Total Units
57

Family and Children's Ministry

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
( 9 credits of pre-requisites for those with no education-related undergrad credits)
Basic Child Development
Family 101
Psycho-Socio Development
(9)
CORE COURSES
Hermeneutics and Theological Method
Transformational Theology
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth
Soul Care
Biblical Integration
Biblical Leadership
18
FOCUS COURSES
Life Skills Education
Sexuality and Sexual Health
Family Theraphy
Marriage and Family Relations
Organizing Family and Children's Program
15
PRACTICUM/Internship
3
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
6
Thesis
6
Total Units
48

School Leadership Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
( 9 credits of pre-requisites for those with no education-related undegrad credits)
Educational Principles of Methods
Psychology and Social Development
Principles of Curriculum Dev't. and Assessment
(9)
CORE COURSES
Hermeneutics and Theological Method
Transformational Theology
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth
Soul Care
Biblical Integration
Biblical Leadership
18
FOCUS COURSES
Laws in Education
Dynamics of Human Resource
Educational Leadership and Management
Instructional Design and Supervision
History, Philosophy and Theology of Christian Education
15
PRACTICUM/Internship
3
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
6
Thesis
6
Total Units
48

Plan B - Non Thesis Track

Courses
Credit Units
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Introduction to the Bible (pass or fail)
Writing Academic Papers (pass or fail)
0
CORE COURSES
Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection (HTR) (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible
New Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1 or 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth (Must be taken during student's 1st . Year of registration)
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 or 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)

21
FOCUS COURSES
Principles of Curriculum Development and Assessment (Prerequisite: EdPM)
Educational Leadership and Management (EdLM)
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
History, Philosophy & Theology of Christian Education (HPT)
Instructional Design and Supervision (Prerequisite: EdPM & Curriculum Devt)
Psychology and Social Development
Focus Elective 1
Focus Elective 2
Open Elective
27
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
6
PRACTICUM
Integration Seminar/Comprehensive Exam (required for graduation)
Internship
3
Total Units
57
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