Accelerated Master of Divinity in Christian Education

Description
The accelerated Master of Divinity program allows those students who have completed an undergraduate degree in biblical studies or biblical counseling at Mid-America to shorten Master of Divinity studies from 90 hours to 60. The Accelerated Master of Divinity in Christian Education degree is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for effective ministry as a minister of education, minister of youth, minister to children, or administrator in a local church or Christian school; a missionary serving as a Christian educator or teacher in a church-related school. This is a two-year program requires sixty semester hours of academic credit for graduation.

 

Objectives
The Master of Divinity program is designed to promote growth toward personal maturity and professional ministry competence. The objectives of the program are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, the practice of ministry through the Practical Missions program, chapel services, and student organizations.

 

The Master of Divinity program seeks to guide students to develop the ability to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in the church, the community, and the world.

 

Admission Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements to the Seminary, applicants for admission to any master degree program must meet additional requirements. All applicants to any master degree program must be at least twenty years old by the time of their first registration. All applicants to master degree programs must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree or equivalent (see the Catalog for full details and exceptions).

 

Completion Requirements
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student in the Master of Divinity program must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” as set forth in the Catalog. In addition each student in the Master of Divinity program must complete the ninety semester hours of courses specified in the course listing.

 

The Accelerated Master of Divinity in Christian Education includes four components:
     (1) 39 semester hours of required courses
     (2) 18 semester hours of elective courses
     (3) 3 credit hour capstone paper/course
 

Accelerated Master of Divinity - Christian Education Course Requirements

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

 

FIRST YEAR

History of the Baptists

Beginning Greek 1, 2

Systematic Theology 2

Apologetics

Theology Elective

Adult Education in the Church

Free Elective

Old Testament Elective

Intro to Ethics

 

 

SECOND YEAR

Hebrew Grammar 1, 2

Principles of Teaching 1, 2

Childhood Education in the Church

New Testament Elective

Christian Education Elective

Introduction to Worship

Free Elective

Capstone Paper

 

 

 

CH 6150

GR 5801-5802

TH 6702

PH 6910

 

CE 7660

 

 

PM 7280

 

 

 

HB 5401-5402

CE 7450/7452

CE 7610

 

 

CN 7176

CM 7700

   

CE 7670

 

3

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                     60

 

 

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