Master of Arts in Christian School Education

The Master of Arts in Christian School Education (MACSE) is a specialized graduate degree designed primarily for individuals desiring to serve or serving as teachers or administrators in a Christian school (K-12).

An individual applying for admission into this degree program must: (1) meet the requirements for admission to the seminary and (2) have a bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate school.

The 48-hour degree is comprised of 21 hours of foundational biblical and theological courses* and a 27 hour Christian School Education (CSEDU) block. The CSEDU block includes six Christian School Education courses, a supervised internship, and a thesis component. The six Christian School Education courses are offered during the summer in one-week class formats. Three courses are offered each summer.

For more information about the MACSE degree, please contact the Director of the Master of Arts in Christian School Education, at 817-923-1921 ext. 3515.

*The master level theology courses may be taken at Southwestern or other accredited graduate institution.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Foundational Studies

Systematic Theology 1 SYSTH 3003 3
Systematic Theology 2 SYSTH 3013 3
Basic Old Testament 11 OLDTS 3313 3
Basic Old Testament 21 OLDTS 3323 3
Basic New Testament 11 NEWTS 3313 3
Basic New Testament 21 NEWTS 3323 3
Choose ONE of the following three hour courses:
Contemporary Evangelism and EVANG 3303 3
Personal Evangelism Practicum2 or EVANG 3000 0
Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203  
  Total 21

Studies in Christian School Education

Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
Christian School Administration CSEDU 4753 3
Christian School Legal Issues and Finances CSEDU 4763 3
Philosophy of Christian School Education CSEDU 4953 3
Christian School Curriculum CSEDU 4963 3
Methods & Instructional Strategies CSEDU 4973 3
Internship in Christian School Education CSEDU 5403 3
Graduate Thesis Research & Writing CSEDU 5803 3
Thesis in Christian School Education CSEDU 5813 3
Thesis/Continuous Enrollment CSEDU 5810 0
  Total 27
  Degree Total 48

1Students who have completed Old Testament and New Testament Survey courses in college with a grade of B or better may be eligible to substitute other OLDTS and NEWTS courses. The student must complete an "Advanced Standing without Credit" application and have a transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.

2EVANG 3000 is to be taken in conjunction with Contemporary Evangelism.

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