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.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Foundational Studies

Spiritual Formation I SPFEM 3101 1
Spiritual Formation II SPFEM  3111 1
Contemporary Evangelism1 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 3053 3
Old Testament II1 OLDTS 3063 3
New Testament I1 NEWTS 3053 3
New Testament II1 NEWTS 3063 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
  Total 32

School of Educational Ministries Studies

Biblical Perspectives on Human Growth and Development HUMGR 3013 3
Administrative Leadership for Ministry ADMIN 3313 3
Teaching and Administration in the Church FOUND/ADMIN 3003 3
Philosophy of Christian Education  FOUND 3323 3
Principles of Teaching FOUND 4303 3
Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
Field Experience2 ADMIN/FOUND 5902 2
  Total 20

Educational Ministries Electives or Concentration3

See Concentrations (3 hours added to replace hours lost in OT/NT change) 15
  Total 15
  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.