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Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology

 

Master of Arts in Christian Education
The Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE)
program offers a two-year professional degree with the
primary purpose of equipping persons for competent
leadership in various forms of educational ministry in
congregations and other religious institutions. The MACE
program is also offered in a one-year course design for
students who have completed a Master of Divinity degree.

The MACE course of study is offered in the Non-Traditional
Hour (NTH) program format. The NTH school year is
divided into four terms of 10 weeks each: Fall, Winter,
Spring, and Summer. MACE courses are held Friday (6:30
p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.).
Course layout also includes year long courses. Eighteen (18)
courses are required for the two-year program and nine (9)
courses for the one-year program. Elective credit can be met
in a variety of ways with advisor guidance.

Students entering the two year program must have an earned
baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with the
demonstrated capacity for graduate study and evident fitness
for ministry. Students entering the one year program must
have earned a M.Div. from an accredited institution. The
admission process varies among programs so please contact
the Office of Graduate Admission for details. 

Click Here to view the 2011-2012 course schedule.
 
COURSE DESIGN: TWO YEAR PROGRAM
YEAR ONE
 
YEAR TWO
   
FALL
 
     
FALL
BS 500 Intro to Biblical Studies
 
CH 640 History of Christianity
PT 648 Faith and Human Development
 
PT 626 Music and the Arts in Christian Education

Year Long Course
PT 550 Intro. to Life-Cycle Ministries
 

Year Long Course
PT 560 Educational Internship
 
 

WINTER
 
WINTER
OT 501 Old Testament
 
PT 644 Curriculum Theory and Design
PT 625 Group Dynamics
 
CT 742 Professional Ethics in Ministry
   
COURSE DESIGN:
ONE YEAR PROGRAM
(POST - M. DIV.)
FALL
PT 537 Philosophy of Education
PT 626 Music and the Arts in Christian Education

Year Long Courses
PT 550 Introduction to Life Cycle Ministries
PT 560 Educational Internship

WINTER
PT 625 Group Dynamics
PT 644 Curriculum Theory and Design

SPRING
PT 748 Teaching Practicum
PT 648 Faith and Human Development
 
COURSE DESIGN: ONE YEAR PROGRAM
(POST - M. DIV. WITH
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION EMPHASIS)
 
FALL
Fall Elective

Year Long Courses
PT 550 Intro to Life Cycle Ministries
PT 560 Educational Internship
 
WINTER
PT 647 Technology in the Church
CT 742 Professional Ethics in Ministry
Elective
 
SPRING
PT 610 Christian Education and Social Action
PT 604 Leadership in the Church
Spring Elective

FINANCIAL AID

The type of funding a student is eligible to receive depends on several factors. All students are therefore asked to complete a need-analysis document known as the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to submit this form early (even before actual admission). If you have questions regarding financial aid please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Financial Aid at (804) 354-5924.

SPRING
 
SPRING
NT 501 New Testament
 
CT 623 Systematic Theology
PT 536 Christian Education
 
PT 748 Teaching Practicum
 
 
 
SUMMER
 
 
PT 530 Pastoral Care
 
 
PT 537 Philosophy of Education
 
 

 

 
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS       

 For more information regarding the Master of Arts in Christian Education program or any of our academic programs please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Admissions at 804-257-5724.


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