Master of Divinity in Christian Education

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Master of Divinity in Christian Education

The Master of Divinity in Christian Education is designed to prepare students for leadership in church and para-church educational programs. It enables students to formulate a biblical philosophy of education, understand principles of the teaching learning process, and develop skills and values essential for teaching and administering educational programs in various settings. Key objectives of this concentration include holistic formation (academic, spiritual, and professional) and praxis (the integration of theory and practice).

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
Basic Skills in Counseling/Soul Care
Biblical Theology (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible,Hermeneutics & Theological
Reflection (HTR) one NT Exegesis course and one OT Exegesis course)
Church History
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
Ethics (Prerequisite: HTR)
Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
Homiletics (Prerequsite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 1: NT Narrative & Hebrews (Prerequisite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 2: NT Epistles & Apocalypse (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1: OT Narrative & Law (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 2: OT Wisdom, Poetry & Prophecy (Prerequisite: HTR)
Pastoral Theology/Theology of Ministry
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth (Must be taken during student's 1st . Year of registration)
Strategic Leadearship and Management
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
World Missions
57
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
18
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
6
PRACTICUM/Internship
3
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
Basic Skills in Counseling/Soul Care
Biblical Theology (Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible,Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection (HTR) one NT Exegesis course and one OT Exegesis course)
Church History
Educational Principles and Methods (EdPM)
Ethics (Prerequisite: HTR)
Hermeneutics & Theological Reflection (Must be taken during student's 1st year of registration. Concurrent or Prerequisite: Introduction to the Bible)
Homiletics (Prerequsite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 1: NT Narrative & Hebrews (Prerequisite: HTR)
New Testament Exegesis 2: NT Epistles & Apocalypse (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 1: OT Narrative & Law (Prerequisite: HTR)
Old Testament Exegesis 2: OT Wisdom, Poetry & Prophecy (Prerequisite: HTR)
Pastoral Theology/Theology of Ministry
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth (Must be taken during student's 1st . Year of registration)
Strategic Leadership and Management
Theology 1 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 2 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Theology 3 (Prerequisite: HTR)
Transformation Theology (Prerequisite: Theology 1)
World Missions
57
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)
Psychology and Social Development
CE Focus Elective
Open Elective
18
RESEARCH COURSES
Research Methods and Statistics 1
Research Methods and Statistics 2
6
PRACTICUM
Integration Seminar/Comprehensive Examination (required for graduation)
Internship
3
Total Units
48
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