MA-CE

MASTER OF ART in CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (MACE)

The Master of Religious 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. The student will earn a minimum of 69 unit hours to complete the degree program.

 

Masters Program Learning Objectives Outcomes Goals

Masters Program Learning Objectives

  • PLO1. That students begin developing expertise in a specialized area (e.g., pastoral ministry, missions, education)
  • PLO2. That alumni find employment in ministry (full-time or part-time)
  • PLO3. That graduates be equipped for doctoral studies

Master’s Program Learning Outcomes Goals

  • PLO1. That students begin developing expertise in a specialized area (e.g., pastoral ministry, missions, education)
    • As demonstrated by 50% of graduates completing a specialization (e.g., missions concentration, MACE)MACE
  • PLO2. That alumni find employment in ministry (full-time or part-time)
    • As demonstrated by 70% of 5-year alumni being ordained
    • As demonstrated by 70% of 5-year alumni being employed in ministry
  • PLO3. That graduates be equipped for doctoral studies
    • As demonstrated by GMU alumni in graduate programs maintaining an average GPA of at least 3.0.

 

Degree Requirements

This is a 69 semester hour master’s degree program. The requirements for completing this program are:

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Total 56 required units should be taken.

Total 13 units of open electives can be taken during the Summer and Winter Interim in Specific Electives.

 

Graduation Requirements

  • Satisfactorily completion of 69 semester unit hours (3 year program for full-time students).
  • 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.