Master of Arts in Christian Education with a Church Music Minor

Prerequisite: A degree in music from an accredited college or university, and completion of all entrance requirements for the master of music degree. Students must take all auditions and placement examinations given in the School of Church Music and Worship. Students without a bachelor’s degree in music may qualify themselves for this program by pursuing a course of study in the School of Church Music and Worship which will provide them with a background in music equivalent to bachelor’s-level study.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Foundational Studies

Spiritual Formation I SPFEM 3101 1
Spiritual Formation II SPFEM 3111 1
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Systematic Theology I1 SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II1 SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III1 SYSTH 3073 3
Old Testament I1 OLDTS 3313 3
Old Testament II1 OLDTS 3323 3
New Testament I1 NEWTS 3313 3
New Testament II1 NEWTS 3323 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
  Total 32

School of Educational Ministries Studies

Biblical Anthropology and Discipleship CFMIN 3003 3
Theology of Church and Family CFMIN 3013 3
The Ministry of Education CFMIN 3023 3
Theology and Philosophy of Christian Education CFMIN 3333 3
Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
  Total 15

Church Music Minor

Music School Orientation ORIEN 4000 0
Worship MUMIN 3362 2
Congregational Song MUMIN 4222 2
Philosophy in Ministry MUMIN 4312 2
Worship, Philosophy, or Congregational Song Elective MUMIN 4xx2 2
Children's Choir Lab (co-requisite for Church Music Education I) MUMIN 4340 0
Church Music Education I MUMIN 4342 2
Church Music Education II MUMIN 4352 2
Advanced Conducting and Choral Procedures CONDG 4602 2
Piano Proficiency PIACL 4870 0
Voice Proficiency VOICL 4970 0
Applied Study (two semesters) VOIPR 4951/4961
JAZPR 4951/4961
ORGPR 4951/4961
ORINS 4951/4961 or
PIAPR 4951/4961
Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale (two semesters) ENSEM 3018 1
Supervised Music Ministry3 MUMIN 3351 1
Practicum Electives (two courses) MUMIN 3xx1 or 4xx1 2
Performance Laboratory (two semesters) PFMLB 3010 0
  Total 20
  Degree Total 67

1Students who have completed Old Testament or New Testament courses in their undergraduate work with a grade of "B" or better may be eligible to replace survey courses, enrolling in other OLDTS and NEWTS courses instead. The student must complete an "Advanced Standing without Credit" application and have a transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.

2MUMIN 3351 substitutes for School of Educational Ministries Field Experience.