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M.A. in Student Ministry and
M.A. in Teaching
Chris Shirley, Ph.D., M.A. in Student Ministry Program Director
Carolyn Spain, Ed.D., M.A. in Teaching Program Director
The Master of Arts in Student Ministry is a program to prepare student leaders for local church ministries and vocational work.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program enhances professional development of educators who are committed to excellence in the classroom through a focus on expertise in content areas, effective teaching strategies, enhanced delivery of instruction, and purposeful assessment. The program is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree or additional certification and to equip educators to become servant leaders within the school setting.
Teacher certified M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Teaching students have the program options of earning special education, reading, or ESL certificates to add to their initial certification. Students seeking additional certificates will be required to pass the appropriate state certification (TExES) tests.
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.
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.
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
Prerequisites must be met with equivalent courses from another institution and do not count toward degree completion.
Continuance in the program past the first twelve (12) hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).
A waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement may be considered if the student meets one of the following conditions:
- Earns an "A-" or higher in each of the first four courses (12 hours) of graduate coursework in the DBU College of Education, or
- holds a Bachelor's degree from the DBU College of Education earned within the past five years with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, or
- holds a Master's degree from DBU.
M.A. IN STUDENT MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 (excluding prerequisites)
||Biblical Servant Leadership
|| Christian Education in the Local Church
||Student Cultural Issues
||Student Ministry in a Global Context
||Christian History and Heritage
||Spiritual Formation and Worship
|Select one of the following:
||Ministry with Students
||The Collegiate Campus Minister
|Select one of the following:
||Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
||Developing Student Ministry Lay Leaders (S-L)*
|Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Teaching Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Student Ministry Required Curriculum.
M.A. IN TEACHING REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 (excluding prerequisites)
Select one of the following study plans:
Study plan curriculum found under M.A. in Teaching degree program.
Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Student Ministry Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Teaching Required Curriculum.
*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
||M.A. in Student Ministry Required Curriculum
||M.A. in Teaching Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
College of Education Defense of Degree
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