Master of Arts in Christian Education and Master of Divinity Concentrations (School of Educational Ministries)

School of Educational Ministries

Master of Arts in Christian Education & Master of Divinity Concentrations

Choose the concentrations that fit your calling

Students may obtain a concentration by using free elective hours to complete the requirements described below.

Degree Highlights

  • 9 Concentrations
  • Training for a variety of ministry contexts
  • Options for online courses

Biblical Counseling

COURSE TITLECOURSE NUMBERHOURS
Scripture Application for Soul CareCNSLN 34033
The History of Biblical Soul Care or Marriage and Family CounselingCNSLN 3003 or CNSLN 40033
Emotions and Addictions in Biblical Counseling or Grief and Crisis CounselingCNSLN 3503 or CNSLN 43033
Counseling Practicum I*CNSLN 50033

* CNSLN 3203 and SYSTH 3053 are prerequisites for this course.

Biblical Languages (MACE)

COURSE TITLECOURSE NUMBERHOURS
Biblical Greek IGREEK 33133
Biblical Hebrew IHEBRW 43133
Biblical Greek II or Biblical Hebrew IIGREEK 3323 or HEBRW 43233
Field ExperienceEDMIN 59022

Biblical Languages (MDiv)

COURSE TITLECOURSE NUMBERHOURS
Greek Elective or Hebrew ElectiveGREEK or HEBRW3
Greek Elective or Hebrew ElectiveGREEK or HEBRW3
Biblical Greek II or Biblical Hebrew IIGREEK 3323 or HEBRW 43233
Field ExperienceEDMIN 59022

Children and Family Ministry*

COURSE TITLECOURSE NUMBERHOURS
Parenting and Faith Formation of ChildrenCHDED 42433
Ministry to Preschool Children and Their FamiliesCHDED 43133
Ministry to Elementary Children and Their FamiliesCHDED 43233
Field ExperienceCHDED 59022

*Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Christian Leadership

COURSE TITLECOURSE NUMBERHOURS
Shared Leadership in the Local ChurchCLEAD 30133
Leading Change in the Local ChurchCLEAD 30233
Personal and Church Leadership DevelopmentCLEAD 30333
Field ExperienceEDMIN 59022

Collegiate Ministry

COURSE TITLECOURSE NUMBERHOURS
Collegiate EvangelismCOLMN 45033
The Role of the Collegiate MinisterCOLMN 45233
Collegiate Disciple MakingCOLMN 45433
Special Issues in Collegiate MinistryCOLMN 49033

Discipleship and Teaching

COURSE TITLECOURSE NUMBERHOURS
Foundations for Small Groups MinistryDISCT 30133
Curriculum Writing and Development for the Local ChurchDISCT 30233
Teaching and Learning Models for Disciple MakingDISCT 30333
Field ExperienceEDMIN 59022

Ministry to Women

Course TitleCourse NumberHours
Theology of Women WOMST 3113 3
Choose 6 Hours from the following Courses:
Introduction to Expository TeachingWOMST 4043*3
Advanced Expository TeachingWOMST 4073^3
Women in Missions and Global ConcernsWOMST 40633
Contemporary Issues and Gender Studies WOMST 41233
Women in Leadership WOMIN 35133
Discipling Women WOMIN 37133
Counseling WomenWOMIN 41233
* Core course in the SOT and Terry School M.Div., available as an elective option for students in the Master of Arts in Christian Education.
^ Core course in the SOT, available as an elective option for students in the M.Div. offered by the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries.

Student and Family Ministry*

COURSE TITLECOURSE NUMBERHOURS
Issues in Student MinistrySTMIN 43833
Leading Student MinistrySTMIN 44233
Disciple Making in Student MinistrySTMIN 44333
Field ExperienceSTMIN 59022

*Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Field Experience

Field Experience is required of all students employed as education staff members in churches, either part-time or full-time, as well as those who serve in a voluntary capacity in a local church or approved Christian ministry. The course requires a minimum of six hours of field-based experience per week in a local church or religious institution under the direction of a qualified supervisor and attendance of one hour of class each week. Field experience is a component of our commitment to local church partnerships and competency-shaped curriculum. By serving in a local church or ministry setting, students will apply course content in a ministry context, discover and develop skills for ministry effectiveness, and experience guided on-site learning through mentoring and supervision by experienced leaders.

As part of the Field Experience course, all Terry School students will complete the MinistrySafe Institute© certification. This 15-hour training includes comprehensive, seminary-level instruction in the most up-to-date ministry and legal practices in child abuse prevention for the local church. Registration for Field Experience will include an additional lab fee for the certification.

Students should confer with the appropriate concentration professor after completing the recommended 6 credit hours within their area of concentration in the Terry School. Pre-enrollment consultation with the appropriate concentration professor is required prior to the semester in which the student plans to register for Field Experience. Students should obtain a field experience application in the Dean’s office and submit it during the semester prior to anticipated enrollment.

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