Master of Arts in Christian Education - Concentrations

Course Title Course Number Hours

Administration1

The Healthy Church that Serves ADMIN 3353 3
Church Business and Staff Administration ADMIN 4653 3
Christian Education and Church Missions ADMIN 3503 3
Family and Church Financial Management STWLD 3603 3
  Total 12
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Biblical Counseling

Exposition of Scripture and Counseling or
Grief and Crisis Counseling
CNSLN 3403 or
CNSLN 4303
3
Pre-Marital and Marital Counseling CNSLN 4003 3
Parenting and Family Counseling CNSLN 4103 3
Any Other Counseling Course CNSLN XXXX 3
  Total 12

Children's Ministry1

Teaching Ministry in Early Childhood Education CHDED 4313 3
Parenting and Faith Development CHDED 4243 3
Teaching Ministry in Middle/Later Childhood CHDED 4323 3
Ministry with Exceptional Children and Their Families or CHDED 4343 or  
Creative Arts and Drama for Children CHDED 3523 3
Administration of Early Childhood Programs CHDED 4213 3
  Total 15
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Christian School Education1

Christian School Administration CSEDU 4753 3
Christian School Legal Issues and Finance CSEDU 4763 3
Philosophy of Christian School Education CSEDU 4953 3
Christian School Curriculum CSEDU 4963 3
Methods and Instructional Strategies CSEDU 4973 3
  Total 15
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Church Recreation1

Philosophical Foundations of Church Recreation CHREC 4243 3
Church Recreation Administration CHREC 4253 3
Church Recreation Facilities CHREC 4263 3
Ministry Through the Outdoors CHREC 4323 3
Choose ONE of the following courses:   3
Social Recreation CHREC 4223  
Camp Administration CHREC 4233  
Sports and Games CHREC 4273  
Health/Fitness CHREC 4283  
Church Recreation Ministry CHREC 4303  
Supervised Internship CHREC 5326  
Directed Study CHREC 5353 or 5363  
  Total 15
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Collegiate Ministry1

Understanding and Reaching Collegians COLMN 4503 3
Financing and Launching Collegiate Ministry COLMN 4513 3
The Collegiate Minister COLMN 4523 3
Developing Collegian Disciple-Makers COLMN 4533 3
Campus Ministry Internship COLMN 4393 3
  Total 15
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Family Ministry1

Adult Discipleship Strategies ADUED 4383 3
Parenting & Faith Development CHDED 4243 3
Pre-Martial and Marriage Counseling CNSLN 4003 3
Ministry with Families of Teenagers STMIN 4333 3
Chose ONE course from the areas:   3
Childhood Ministry (CHDED)    
Student Ministry (STMIN)    
Biblical Counseling (CNSLN)    
Homemaking (HMKNG)    
Women’s Ministry (WOMIN)    
  Total 15
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Hispanic Studies1

Introduction to Hispanic Studies HSPST 3103 3
Choose THREE of the following courses:   9
Introduction to Latin American Theology HSPST 3203  
Evangelism and Church Planting in the Hispanic Culture HSPST 3403  
Pastoral and Moral Leadership in the Hispanic Culture HSPST 3503  
Family Ministry and Counseling in the Hispanic Culture HSPST 3603  
Educational Ministries in the Hispanic Culture HSPST 3703  
The Ministry of Worship in the Hispanic Culture HSPST 3803  
Church Administration and Service in the Hispanic Context HSPST 3903  
  Total 12
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Homemaking

Internship in Homemaking HMKNG 5002 2
The Christian Woman’s Home HMKNG 3203 3
Methodology of Home and Family Studies Research HMKNG 3302 2
Fundamentals of Home and Family Studies Research HMKNG 3401 1
The Christian Home ETHIC 4303 3
Choose at least 6 hours from the following: 6
Parenting and Faith Development CHDED 4243
Horner Homemaking House Practicum HMKNG 3001
Resource Management for the Aging HMKNG 4203
Philosophic and Professional Issues of the Christian Woman HMKNG 4303
Methods and Materials for Teaching Home and Family Studies HMKNG 4603
Topics in Homemaking HMKNG 4801
Topics in Homemaking HMKNG 4802
Topics in Homemaking HMKNG 4803
Directed Study HMKNG 5703
Women’s Issues WOMIN 4373
  Total 17

Missions

Missions Mentorship in Christian Education APLEV 5623 3
Introduction to Missiology MISSN 3363 3
Missions Practicum MISSN 3100 0
Missionary Anthropology MISSN 4373 3
Introduction to Church Planting MISSN 4393 3
Globalization and Missions Strategies1 MISSN 3373 or 3
Models for Church Planting2 MISSN 5353  
  Total 15
1IMB- Church Planting Missionary
2NAMB - Church Planting Missionary

Steward Leadership1

Choose FOUR of the following courses:   12
Steward Leadership Across the Old Testament or STWLD 3103 or  
Steward Leadership Across the New Testament or STWLD 3203 or  
History and Traditions of Biblical Steward Leadership or STWLD 3303 or  
Developing Resources for Your Church Ministry or STWLD 3403 or  
Family and Church Financial Management or STWLD 3603 or  
Financial Issues for Ministers and Churches STWLD 3613  
  Total 12
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Student Ministry1

Understanding Teenagers and Their Life Issues STMIN 4313 3
Student Ministry Essentials STMIN 4323 3
Student Ministry Strategies STMIN 4343 3
Choose TWO of the following courses: 6
Ministry with Families of Teenagers STMIN 4333
The Role of Students in Revivals and Awakenings STMIN 4363
Student Ministry Culture and Relationships STMIN 4373
  Total 15
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Teaching1

Principles of Teaching FOUND 4303 3
Bible Book Study Elective NEWTS 4013-4273 3
History of Biblical Education FOUND 4313 3
Curriculum Design for Christian Ministry FOUND 4353 3
  Total 12
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Women's Ministry1

Biblical Theology of Womanhood I or II WOMST 3113 or WOMST 3213 3
Women's Ministry in the Local Church WOMIN 4223 3
Choose THREE of the following courses: 9
Engaging Women in Ministry WOMIN 3413
Leadership in Women's Ministry WOMIN 3513
Girls' Ministry WOMIN 3613
Women and Discipleship WOMIN 3713
Women's Issues WOMIN 4373
Women's Evangelism and Discipleship Practicum WOMIN 5303
WOMST Elective Any 3 hours
  Total 15
1Requires concentration-specific field experience.

Worship

Worship MUMIN 3362 2
Congregational Song MUMIN 4222 2
Philosophy in Music Ministry MUMIN 4312 2
Choose THREE of the following courses: 6
Comparative Liturgies MUMIN 4262
Hebrew and Early Christian Worship MUMIN 4442
Reformation and Postmodernism in Worship MUMIN 4452
Dynamics of Corporate Worship in the 21st Century MUMIN 4572
Choose ONE of the following courses: 2
Global and Multicultural Influences on Worship MUMIN 4562
Influence of Popular Styles on Music for Worship MUMIN 4622
Contemporary Christian Song MUMIN 4632
Choose ONE of the following courses: 1
Practicum: Worship Design and Leadership MUMIN 4511
Practicum: Media and Staging (Lights, Video, Sound) MUMIN 4581
Practicum: Worship Arts  
  Total 15

 

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