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 54-hour degree is comprised of 30 hours of foundational biblical and theological courses* and a 24 hour Christian School Education (CSEDU) block. The CSEDU block includes four Christian School Education courses, a supervised internship, and a thesis component. The 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 I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
Old Testament I1 OLDTS 3053 3
Old Testament II1 OLDTS 3063 3
Old Testament III1 OLDTS 3073 3
New Testament I1 NEWTS 3053 3
New Testament II1 NEWTS 3063 3
New Testament III1 NEWTS 3073 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
  Total 30


Studies in Christian School Education

Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
Christian School Administration CSEDU 4753 3
Biblical 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 5404 4
Graduate Thesis Research & Writing CSEDU 5802 2
Thesis in Christian School Education CSEDU 5813 3
Thesis/Continuous Enrollment CSEDU 5810 0
  Total 24
  Degree Total 54

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.

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