Master of Christian Education

 
Description
The Master of Christian Education program 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 the area of Christian education
     (3) a teacher or administrator in a church-related school.
This is a three-year program primarily related to specialized ministry in Christian education, requiring ninety semester hours of academic credit for graduation.
 
Objectives
In addition to the Seminary's general educational objectives, the Master of Christian Education program is designed to promote growth toward personal maturity and ministry competence in the practice of church-related Christian education. 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 Christian Education program 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 Christian education 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 in the Master of Christian Education program must satisfy the "General Requirements for Graduation" as set forth in the Catalog. In addition, each student in the Master of Christian Education program must complete the ninety semester hours of courses specified in the course listing, including seventy-eight semester hours of required courses and twelve hours of electives.
 
 
Master of Christian Education (MCE) Course Requirements

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

 

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

Beginning Greek 1, 2

History of Christianity

Personal Evangelism

Introduction to Research and Writing

Principles of Southern Baptist Missions Hermeneutics

Apologetics

 

 

SECOND YEAR

Hebrew Grammar 1, 2

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Principles of Teaching 1, 2

Old Testament Elective

Christian Education Elective

 

 

THIRD YEAR

History of the Baptists

Ministerial Counseling

Spiritual Formation

Traditional Religions, World Religions, and Cults

Introduction to Christian Education Childhood/Youth Education in the Church

Adult Education in the Church

Theology Elective

New Testament Elective

Biblical Foundations of Worship

 

 

OT 5101–5102

GR 5801–5802

CH 6001

EV 6200

EN 7900

MS 6370

BH 5100

PH 6910

 

 

 

HB 5401–5402

NT 5601–5602

TH 6701–6702

CE 7450, 7452

 

 

 

 

 

CH 6150

CN 7103

PM 7300

 

MS 6405

CE 7484

CE 7610

CE 7660

 

 

CM 7700

 

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

6

6

6

6

3

3

 

 

 

3

3

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                     90

 
 
 
 
MCE Women's Studies Course Requirements

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

Beginning Greek 1, 2

History of Christianity

Personal Evangelism

Introduction to Research and Writing Principles of Southern Baptist Missions Hermeneutics

Apologetics

 

 

SECOND YEAR

Hebrew Grammar 1, 2

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Principles of Teaching 1,2

Current Issues for Women

Old Testament Elective

 

 

 

THIRD YEAR

History of the Baptists

Ministerial Counseling

Biblical Womanhood

Traditional Religions, World Religions, and Cults

Introduction to Christian Education

Women’s Ministry in the Local Church Spiritual Formation

Theology Elective

New Testament Elective

Biblical Foundations of Worship

 

OT 5101–5102

GR 5801–5802

CH 6001

EV 6200

EN 7900

MS 6370

BH 5100

PH 6910

 

 

 

HB 5401–5402

NT 5601–5602

TH 6701–6702

CE 7450, 7452

CE 7557

 

 

 

 

 

CH 6150

CN 7103

CE 7558

 

MS 6405

CE 7484

CE 7556

PM 7300

 

 

CM 7700

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

6

6

6

6

3

3

 

 

 

 

3

3

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                     90

 

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