Master of Arts in Christian Education


The School of Educational Ministries provides a 67-hour program of study leading to the M.A.C.E. degree. This basic degree program is designed primarily for the person who plans to perform various educational ministries in the church. The M.A.C.E. degree has several concentrations available for specialized study in a particular field of Christian education. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is a pre-requisite. Students enrolled in this degree must maintain at least a "C" average for graduation.

Degree Program Goals

Students who complete the Master of Arts in Christian Education degree:

  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of the biblical, theological and educational foundations for the implementation of educational ministries locally and globally.
  2. Students will demonstrate exemplary Christian leadership and the characteristics of a Christ-follower in life and in ministry.
  3. Students will demonstrate competency in creating leaders who will integrate faith and practice in the disciple-making process.
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 I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III 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 for Education CFMIN 3333 3
Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
Principles of Teaching FOUND 4303 3
Administrative Leadership for Ministry ADMIN 3313 3
Field Experience2 ADMIN/FOUND 5902 2
  Total 23

Educational Ministries Electives or Concentration

See Concentrations 12
  Total 12
  Degree Total 67



1Students who have completed Old Testament or New Testament introductory courses in their undergraduate work with a grade of "A" or "B" may be eligible to replace these surveys with other OLDTS and NEWTS courses instead. An evaluation of the undergraduate transcript must be performed to determine eligibility. The student must complete an "Advanced Standing without Credit" application and have a transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.

2Students seeking a concentration might be required to take concentration-specific Field Experience courses in that division. See Concentrations.