Master of Arts Christian Education

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Christian Education is designed to prepare students for service in the various professional capacities of a Christian education ministry and provides the comprehensive background in Christian education necessary to pursue a career in teaching, or for doctoral studies.  The program is structured to provide well-balanced training in both the theory and practice of Christian education.  It seeks to develop the essential skills of communication, teaching, and leadership, which are fundamental to a minister of Christian education. The concept of a total-church program is emphasized with a philosophy flexible enough to meet the demands of both professional and lay workers in the church.


The Master of Arts Christian Education degree program aims to:

  • Enable students to develop a philosophy of Christian Education based upon biblical, developmental, and educational foundations.
  • Provide learning experiences that demonstrate the application of principles for effective curriculum design and teaching methodology.
  • Provide basic knowledge of the major development and issues in each stage of the life cycle.
  • Demonstrate the application of leadership models and principles of administration in diverse ministry contexts.
  • Provide guided opportunities for the application of theory and practice in various cultural contexts.
  • Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit.
  • Enable students to articulate clearly their ministry/professional calling.
  • Enable students to articulate a philosophical/theological view of Christian education and evaluate educational theory and practice based on bibical, developmental and educational foundations.

Degree Plan 2009-2010


Michael Thomas, Representative
Graduate School of Theology and Ministry
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