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Master of Arts - Christian Education

 
Description
The Master of Arts in Christian Education is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for service as:
     (1) a minister of education, minister of youth, minister to children, or administrator in the local church
     (2) a missionary in areas of church ministries
     (3) a teacher or administrator in a church-related school.
This is a two-year program primarily related to specialized ministry in churches, requiring sixty semester hours of academic credit for graduation.
 
Objectives
In addition to the Seminary's general educational objectives, the Master of Arts in Christian Education degree is designed to promote growth toward personal maturity and ministry competence in the practice of church-related ministry. The objectives of this program are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, the practice of ministry through the Practical Missions program, chapel services, and student organizations.

The Master of Arts in Christian Education seeks to guide students to develop the ability to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in the church, the community and the world.
 

Admission Requirements
All applicants to any master degree program must be at least 20 years old by the time of their first registration, and must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree or equivalent (see the Catalog for full details and exceptions).

 

Completion Requirements
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student seeking the Master of Arts in Christian Education degree must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” of the Seminary. In addition, each student seeking the Master of Arts in Christian Education must complete the sixty semester hours of courses specified in the course listing, including fifty-four semester hours of required courses and six elective hours.
 

Master of Arts - Christian Education Course Requirements

 

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

History of Christianity

Personal Evangelism

Spiritual Formation

Hermeneutics

Introduction to Church Ministries

Childhood/Youth Education in the Church

Adult Education in the Church

Introduction to Research and Writing

 

 

SECOND YEAR

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Principles of Teaching 1

Principles of Teaching 2

Ministerial Counseling

History of the Baptists

Theology Elective

Church Ministries Elective

OT 5101-5102

CH 6001

EV 6200

PM 7300

BH 5100

CE 7484

CE 7610

CE 7660

EN 7900

 

 

 

NT 5601-5602

TH 6701-6702

CE 7450

CE 7452

CN 7103

CH 6150

 

 

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                       60

 

 

 

 

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