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Master of Arts in Christian Education and Master of Arts in Global Leadership
Dual Degree Program
Shelly Melia, Ph.D., M.A. in Christian Education Program Director
Bob Garrett, Ph.D., M.A. in Global Leadership Program Director
The Master of Arts in Christian Education and Master of Arts in Global
Leadership dual degree program provides an attractive option for those students
desiring excellence in missions and global leadership training as well
as practical preparation for Christian education. It will be
particularly appealing for minsters of missions and other missions
mobilizers who work with local churches.
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Education and Master of
Arts in Global Leadership dual degree program is to provide
Christ-centered graduate level education that will prepare servant
leaders for the theological, global, and practical aspects of missions and
education ministry for the 21st century.
Old Testament Survey or THEO 5307 Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
New Testament Survey or THEO 5308 New Testament Literature and Interpretation
3000/4000 Level Religion Course or 5000/6000 Level Theology Course
1Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution and do not count toward degree completion.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form.
In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
|M.A. in Christian Education/M.A. in Global Leadership Required Courses
| 3 hours
| 9 hours
||M.A. in Chrisitan Education Concentration
| 12 hours
||M.A. in Global Leadership Concentration
CORE COURSES (18 Hours)
M.A. IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION/M.A. IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED COURSES (18 Hours)
||Introduction to Christian Education (First Semester)
||Philosophy and Principles of Christian Education
||Church and Business Administration
||Evangelism, Missions, and Growth Through Education Ministry
||Introduction to Missiology
||Local Church on Mission
ELECTIVE (3 Hours)
Select one course from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Academic Advisor.
M.A. IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (9 Hours)
Select one of the concentrations for the M.A. in Christian Education degree and completed the required courses.3
M.A. IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION (12 Hours)
Select one of the concentrations for the M.A. in Global Leadership degree and completed the required courses.****
2(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
3Students must select different concentrations for each degree.