기독교교육석사(MA-CE)

The Master of Art in Christian Education is a two-year professional degree designed to equip women and men called to vocational ministry in the local church or other ministry settings as Christian Education specialists such as Christian Education director, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adult ministry, family ministry, etc.  The degree program provides a strong biblical and theological foundation while providing the specialized skills and preparation for educational ministry.

Degree Goals

The Master of Art in Christian Education degree program seeks to:

  • Provide a solid biblical foundation for practice of ministry in Christian Education;
  • Provide a sound theological foundation for the practice of ministry in Christian Education;
  • Provide a sound biblical philosophy of Christian Education for organizing and administering successful programs;
  • Provide the essential skills of communication, teaching, and leadership needed to minister in Christian Education; and
  • Provide the theories, skills, and practical abilities needed for ministry in Christian Education.

Degree Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of The Master of Art in Christian Education degree, students will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate a philosophy of Christian Education that is biblically and theologically sound;
  • Identify the principles of organization and administration related to the educational ministry of the Church;
  • Articulate a personal philosophy of education that includes the role and function of the teacher, learner, curriculum, method, and purpose;
  • Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of effective age-sensitive Bible teaching methods that incorporate all learning-styles;
  • Summarize the major developments, problems, and issues in each stage of the life cycle and each stage of faith development; and
  • Verbalize the major theories of moral development and an understanding of the personal moral decision-making process.

Requirement Courses

This is a 69 semester hour graduate degree program. One semester is 16-week long. Most courses are three semester hour credits.  The requirements for completing this program are:

Bible & Theology: 24 Credit Hours

BT503 Intro. to the Bible

OT513 Pentateuch

NT518 Gospels

BT513 Hermeneutics

ST513 Systematic Theology I (Bible, God, )

ST523 Systematic Theology II (Christ, Man, Salvation)

ST533 Systematic Theology III (Holy Spirit, Church, Eschatology)

Elective in Upper Division Bible/ Theology

Practical Theology: 21 Credit Hours

SF533 Spiritual Formation

GI533 Information Literacy & Technology

RW513 Research and Writing

CO593 Pastoral Counseling

LT543 Leadership & Administration

GS513 Integrative Exit Seminar

Elective in Upper Division Practical Theology

Christian Education: 21 Credit Hours

GE573 Intro. to Educational Theory

CE583 Christian Education

PT573 Christian Ethics

CE628 Adult Education

CE563 Cross-cultural Teaching & Learning

CE683 Lifespan Develop. in Ministry

Electives in Educational Studies

Field Education: 3 Credit Hours

PT501 Ministry Formation (1 Credit)

PT501 Ministry Formation (1 Credit)

PT501 Ministry Formation (1 Credit)

Total

69 Hours

   Total 60 required credits should be taken.

   Total 9 credits of open electives can be taken during the Summer and Winter Interim in Specific Electives.

Graduation Requirements

  • Satisfactorily completion of 69 semester unit hours.
  • Completion of all courses prescribed in the program.
  • Pass a comprehensive examination.
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B).
  • At least 35 units must be earned at GMU by transfer students.