Master of Arts in Christian Education
The Master of Arts in Christian Education is designed to provide advanced training in biblical principles of Christian Education. This degree prepares one to do educational tasks in a Christian setting. Among these are teaching, supervising, developing, and implementing Christian education programs. Students desiring state licensure or certification should check with their state authorities before entering the program to ascertain if it is acceptable in their state. Graduates of the degree program may not be eligible to sit for the applicable licensure exam in California or other states. The program may be creditable on school salary scales. For those who are already in a school position, check with the administration of the school regarding acceptability.
The Master of Arts requires a prerequisite of 30 credit hours of undergraduate general education courses.
- To provide advanced knowledge of Christian Education practices and techniques.
- To provide knowledge and skills that would allow one to do Christian Education tasks in a church or school setting.
- To provide adequate knowledge of the laws and ethics of Christian education.
The twelve courses listed comprise the Master’s degree in Christian Education. Substitutions are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean. Substitution may be made if some of the above courses have already been taken (graduate transcripts of courses must be submitted for evaluation). A Master’s thesis or comprehensive exam based on the course content may be required.