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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

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

 
 

   

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

Intro to Life Cycle Ministries Educational Internship 

WINTER
PT 647 Technology in the Church
CT 742 Professional Ethics in Ministry
Elective 
Technology in the Church
Professional Ethics in Ministry

SPRING
PT 610 Christian Education and Social Action
PT 604 Leadership in the Church

Spring
Elective
Christian Education and Social Action 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.

 








 

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.


Download the Graduate Checklist and Recommendation Form

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