Master of Arts in Christian Education

The Terry School of Educational Ministries provides a 67-hour program of study leading to the Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) degree. This degree program is designed for those preparing to lead, teach, and disciple in a variety of ministry contexts in and alongside the local church. The MACE 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 prerequisite. Students enrolled in this degree must maintain at least a "C" average for graduation.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Biblical and Theological Studies

Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 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
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
Christian Formation EDMIN 3022 2
  Total 29

Great Commission Studies

Christian Leadership EDMIN 3043 3
Strategies for Disciple Making EDMIN 3053 3
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Introduction to Missiology MISSN 3363 3
The Church Gathered: Theology of Worship WORSP 4323 3
  Total 15

Educational Ministry Studies

Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
Foundations for Bible Teaching EDMIN 3033 3
Family Ministry and the Church EDMIN 3063 3
Biblical Anthropology and Discipleship EDMIN 3103 3
  Total 12

Concentration Studies

Educational Ministries Concentration Course I 3
Educational Ministries Concentration Course II 3
Educational Ministries Concentration Course III 3
Field Experience>2 2
  Total 11
  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 survey courses with other OLDTS and NEWTS courses. 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.